The Stanford Center for Clinical and Translational Research and Education

2011 CTSA Seed Grant Award Recipients


OCH is developing an an innovative national model to train future leaders in community health, disseminate community health scholarship, and enhance local health via community-academic partnerships.

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Projects include research collaborations with community-based health centers and nonprofit organizations.

Contact Information

Jill Evans, MPH  email
Research Program Director
Office of Community Health
(650) 736-8074

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The Office of Community Health is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2011 CTSA Community Engagement Seed Grants. These awards provide research/project funding to faculty who engage in community based research through collaborative relationships with community agencies (listed below). The CTSA Community Engagement Seed Grant funding will be used to form new community-based partnerships, enhance existing partnerships or support implementation of a community-based research project with organizations in San Mateo or Santa Clara counties.

This year’s award recipients include the following Stanford School of Medicine Faculty:

  • Validation of Biomarkers for Diabetic Nephropathy in a Community-Based Healthcare Setting — Vivek Bhalla, MD, FASN, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, with Palo Alto Medical Foundation
  • Fighting hunger in East Palo Alto: Identifying innovative community-based strategies for pediatricians to support local community partners for — Lisa Chamberlain, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Pediatrics, and Elizabeth Baca, MD, MPA, Clinical Instructor, Dept. of Pediatrics, with Ecumenical Hunger Program in East Palo Alto
  • A targeted intervention addressing the emotional needs of high risk youth through a family wellness program — Victor Carrion, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and Daryn Reicherter, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, with Ravenswood Family Health Center and the Boys and Girls Club of the Peninsula
  • Molecular Surveillance of HIV-1 Transmission and Drug Resistance Networks in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties — David Katzenstein, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine, with Stanford Positive Care Clinic, Ira Green Positive PACE Clinic, and San Mateo Medical Center
  • Developing community-based mental health interventions to prevent the transmission of trauma from survivors of torture to their children — Suzan Song, MD, MPH, Instructor (pending), Stanford Department of Psychiatry, with Center for Survivors of Torture at the Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI)
  • Evaluating risk factors for HIV and acceptability of HIV testing at two community-based substance treatment centers — Annie Talbot, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases and Andrew Zolopa, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, with the County of Santa Clara Department of Public Health, Mariposa Lodge, and Vida Nueva