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UCI to host awards dinner for outstanding community health efforts

Institute for Clinical & Translational Science will honor 11 Orange County community health advocates and organizations at its third annual Chancellor’s Community Health Awards Dinner.

October 26, 2010

UCI’s ICTS, which recently received the prestigious Clinical & Translational Science Award from the National Institutes of Health, hosts the annual banquet to raise awareness of the need to hasten the transformation of scientific discoveries into medical advances for patients. Honorees this year are:

Chancellor’s Commendation for National Community-Based Participatory Research
Dr. Sarena D. Seifer, executive director of the nonprofit Community-Campus Partnerships for Health

Outstanding Community Research Physician
Dr. David Kilgore, assistant residency director for the Program in Medical Education for the Latino Community at UCI’s Family Health Center in Santa Ana and a collaborator on the Vietnamese Children’s Asthma Project

Outstanding Community Research Nurse
Dana Nelson Rutledge, professor of nursing at California State University, Fullerton; nursing research facilitator at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange; and director of research for the Fibromyalgia Research & Education Center at California State University, Fullerton

Outstanding Community Health Research Advocate
Alyce Mastrianni, director of program development & evaluation for the Children & Families Commission of Orange County

Outstanding Community-Based Participatory Research Investigator
Michael Montoya, UCI assistant professor of anthropology and Chicano/Latino studies and director of the Community Knowledge Project

Community-Campus Incubator Awards
Identification of Barriers to HBV & HCV Screening & Access to Care in the Vietnamese Community
UCI Healthcare, Vietnamese American Cancer Society and American Cancer Society

Improving the Quality of Transitional Care for the Elderly with Hip Fracture
UCI Healthcare nursing and Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo

Preschool Obesity Prevention Pilot Study
UCI School of Social Ecology and Orange County Head Start Inc.

Outstanding Community-Based Organization
American Cancer Society

Promising Student Awards for Commitment to Community-Based Research
Victoria Lowerson, UCI graduate student in social ecology and community scholar with UCI’s Community Outreach Partnership Center

Andrew Eads, UCI medical student and participant in Building a Healthy Community, a large public health project in Santa Ana

10/28/2010

Workshop is in the Student Center, Moss Cove Rooms A & B (bldg. 113, grid E8 on campus map). Reception and awards dinner are at the Arnold & Mabel Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences & Engineering, 100 Academy Way, Irvine (bldg. 80, grid C4 on campus map).

12:00 p.m.