ARCC awards Lurie Children's researchers four seed grants

June 14, 2018

The Alliance for Research in Chicagoland Communities (ARCC) has announced the recipients of its 2018 (Round 11) Seed Grants. Of the eight awards, four are co-led by Lurie Children's researchers.

The Seed Grant Program supports and promotes research that is conducted using a community-engaged research (CEnR) approach. CEnR is an approach to research that respects community input and builds upon the strengths of community partners in all aspects of the research process. By combining the knowledge and interests of communities with the expertise and resources of academics, the CEnR approach aims to increase the value of research for both and produce new perspectives, insights and approaches to improving the health of the community.

Congratulations to the Lurie Children's recipients and their projects!

Partnership Development Grant -

Building a Research Partnership to Address the Relationship between Housing, the Environment, and Health; Vanessa Valentin, Northwest Side Housing Center, and Adam Becker, PhD, MPH, Pediatrics, Feinberg School and Lurie Children’s

Research Development Grants -

Advancing Biomedical Adherence in HIV Care for Men of Color through Community-Research Partnership; Ariq Cabbler, Brothers Health Collective, and Lisa Kuhns, PhD, Pediatrics, Feinberg School and Lurie Children’s

Identifying best practices to support pregnant and parenting youth in Chicago Public Schools; Jamie Tully, Chicago Public Schools, and Amy Johnson, PhD, Pediatrics, Feinberg School and Lurie Children’s

Employment Services for Transition Aged Foster Youth with Disabilities: Developing a Process Map and Identifying Barriers; E-Shawn Spencer, Thresholds, and Lucy Bilaver, PhD, Pediatrics, Feinberg School and Lurie Children’s