Chicago CTSAs for Community Engagement (C3): Weaving the Ivy II


The development of the C3 network continues with this grant, allowing the network to reach its full potential as a multi-institutional partnership among the universities in the Chicago area with Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSAs) from the National Institutes of Health. The network is transforming relationships among institutions engaged in health science research and the Chicago communities that are intended to benefit from that research. The network is intellectually and fiscally supported by the community engagement programs of Chicago area universities that have received CTSAs: the UIC, Northwestern University and University of Chicago. This new grant advances the mission of C3 in several ways that were identified through a consensus planning process. With this funding, C3 aims to:

  • Solidify an infrastructure to support the developing C3 partnership;
  • Identify and engage individuals, groups and organizations with complementary missions;
  • Promote C3 as a knowledgeable broker of resources and contacts skilled in community research, community engagement and knowledge dissemination;
  • Develop and implement a human subjects protection training program for community participants engaged in research; and,
  • Provide bi-directional training in community-based participatory research approaches for community representatives and faculty engaged in or planning community-based research.

Affiliated Center/Program

Funding Agency

The Otho S. A. Sprague Memorial Institute


Principal Investigator
Bill Baldyga, PhD


Emily E. Anderson, PhD

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Joan Wright