Population Health Science

**Collaborative Cancer Disparities Research Program (CCDRP)**

Siteman Cancer Center (SCC) at Washington University and Southern Illinois University School of Medicine (SIUSM) are pleased to announce a Collaborative Cancer Disparities Research Program (CCDRP) on the topic of cancer disparities to support pilot research projects representing collaborations between investigators from both institutions. The CCDRPP is part of NCI-funded Feasibility Studies to Build Collaborative Partnerships in Cancer Research P20 mechanism. The purpose of the CCDRP RFA is to a) develop the skill and experience of SIUSM researchers to conduct cancer research, b) produce preliminary data for the submission of a R01, R21 or similar proposal, and c) develop new and long-term collaborative relationships between SCC and SIUSM. These joint research projects must specifically address areas of cancer disparity that are relevant to Central and Southern IL.

Each application must include one SIUSM and one SCC investigator/mentor. Investigators may request up to $50,000 in total costs (no indirect costs permitted) for research efforts to be conducted over a one (1) year period. The anticipated result for pilot projects is the generation of preliminary data to support a subsequent external grant award. Each proposal will be peer-reviewed and scored by a joint SCC and SIUSM review panel. The P20 Internal Advisory committee will then rank all scored proposals and select the proposal that is most meritorious, meets the spirit and intent of the CCDRP, and is likely to result in preliminary data to support competitive proposals for federal funding.

Investigators with a potential proposal who need assistance in finding suitable collaborators should contact Wiley D. Jenkins, PhD, MPH (wjenkins@siumed.edu; 217-545-8717) for SIUSM faculty or Aimee James, PhD, MPH (jamesai@wudosis.wustl.edu; 314-454-8300) for WUSM faculty.

Key Forms for CCDRP Grant Applications:

Request for Application (PDF)

Application (PDF)

Checklist (PDF)

Key Dates:

Letter of Intent due February 1, 2016 by 5pm

Full application due May 1, 2016 5pm


Population Health Science Program

The population health science program at SIU School of Medicine is broadly defined as an evidence-based program of research that is intended to improve the health of the people in the central and southern Illinois region. Population health science seeks to define optimal approaches to the prevention and treatment of disease, including cancer, and disseminate these interventions to populations at large. Toward this end, the program will focus on three major themes:

  • identifying disease risk
  • reducing health disparities
  • promoting community and public health, particularly among high-risk and underserved populations

The program intends to connect faculty from SIU School of Medicine and affiliated institutions who are interested in population health science research. The program will establish a range of faculty and staff expertise to enhance our understanding of the health of the population served by the School of Medicine, incorporating disciplines such as epidemiology, biostatistics, health communications, health services research, social sciences, public policy, and others.Temporarily housed in the Center for Clinical Research, the program will promote collaboration with laboratory scientists and clinical researchers across disease areas and institutions to bridge knowledge gaps, share methodological expertise, and stimulate translational science.  Creating a critical mass of faculty investigators in population health science is another core part of the program’s mission.

 Population Health Science Publications and Presentations (September 2013-present)

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Last Updated: Mon, 01/04/2016 - 10:03am