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2017 CCTST Community Advocacy, Partnership and Research Awards!

The CCTST Community Advocacy, Partnership and Research Awards honor excellence in leadership, collaboration, and health promotion in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky region.  2017 Awardees were recognized at the CCTST Community Dinner and Awards Ceremony November 14 in Music Hall' s Corbett Tower, which also featured keynote speakers Alondra Nelson, PhD of Columbia University and Vence Bonham, JD of the National Human Genome Research Institute.

The Community Health Advocate Award recognizes an individual in the community working in service who has demonstrated leadership and a passion for improving health. The individual’s efforts have advanced health and wellness in children and/or adults in the community. 

2017 Awardees are:

O.N. Ray Bignall II, MD, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
(pictured with Lori Crosby, PsyD, CCTST Community Engagement core)

Dena Cranley & Barbara Lynch, Cincinnati First Ladies for Health

Kevin Lab, Saint Vincent de Paul

Rev. Rousseau O’Neal II, Rockdale Baptist Church (awarded posthumously)

Latisha Owens, Guiding Light Mentoring

The Academic-Community Research Partnership Award honors an academic-community partnership that works collaboratively to facilitate innovation in research or quality improvement to impact the health of children, adults and/or communities. 2017 Awardees are:

  • Shelterhouse of Greater Cincinnati, in partnership with University of Cincinnati
  • Super Seeds, in partnership with UC Medical Center
  • Every Child Succeeds, in partnership with Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
  • Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency, in partnership with Freestore Foodbank

The Academic-Community Partnership Student Award recognizes an undergraduate student, graduate/medical student, resident, or fellow who demonstrates commitment, passion and innovation in an academic-community partnership project aimed at improving the health of children, adults and/or communities.  2017 Awardees are:

  • Brendan Andres, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
  • Ilana Bergelson, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
  • Anthony DeMarco, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
  • UC Nutri-Ed, University of Cincinnati

The Practice-Based Research Award recognizes a community physician or practice that  works collaboratively with an academic program or institution to improve the health and wellness of their patients by integrating research and best practices in clinical care. 2017 Awardees are:

  • Ernest Ciambarella, MD
  • Centering Pregnancy Prenatal Clinic at The Christ Hospital

Congratulations to all of our Awardees!

View the 2017 Call for Nominations


2017 Community Health Transformation Award

Christopher Bolling, MD received the 2017 CCTST Community Health Transformation Award June 15 at the Bell Event Centre, as part of the spring Community Engagement Speaker Series.  The Award honors those who transform the health of the community through service, leadership and scholarship.

Dr. Bolling is a pediatrician with Pediatric Associates of Crestview Hills, KY, and Volunteer Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of General and Community Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He chairs the executive committee for the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Obesity and the Obesity Task Force for AAP's Kentucky Chapter.  Dr. Bolling completed his pediatric residency and chief residency at CCHMC and is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. He has published in the areas of behavioral and primary care pediatrics, and serves as a consultant in matters related to obesity prevention, motivational interviewing, community based participatory research, quality improvement, public policy and practice based research.

Dr. Bolling has been involved in the CCTST in many capacities:

  • He co-wrote the original and revised Community Engagement Core sections of the Cincinnati CTSA grant with Monica Mitchell, PhD.
  • He helped assemble agencies in the CCTST focus communities of Price Hill, Covington and Avondale.
  • He has been active in outreach efforts with several communities, including:
    • the LGBT community through work with Lighthouse, Caracole, and the Human Rights Campaign,
    • in the Avondale community through work with Gabriel's Place and DoRight
    • and in the Northern Kentucky community through work with Action for Healthy Kids, KY State Obesity Taskforce, and Leadership NKY.
  • He also helps train local agencies in motivational interviewing, advocacy, early childhood interventions and food insecurity.

Congratulations, Dr. Bolling!

Photo:  Christopher Bolling, MD receives the 2017 Community Health Transformation Award from Terresa Adams of the CCTST Community Engagement core.

Read more on the 2017 Community Engagement Spring Speaker Series, June 15-16


2016 Community Advocacy, Partnership and Research Awards Announced 

Established to honor excellence in leadership, collaboration, and health promotion in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky region. 

This year's honorees were recognized at the CCTST Community Awards Dinner December 13 at The Transept in Over-the-Rhine.  The event included a keynote presentation on toxic stress in children by Adiaha Spinks-Franklin, MD, MPH of Texas Children's Hospital and the Baylor College of Medicine.

Community Health Advocate Award:  recognizes an individual in the community who has demonstrated leadership and a passion for improving health. The individual’s efforts have advanced health and wellness in children and/or adults in the community. 

2016 Awardees are:

 

 

  • Dominique Love, Community Health Advocate [above left]
  • Ellen Berninger, Tevis Foreman, and Tonia Smith, Cincinnati Health Department
  • Steve Sunderland, Cancer Justice Network
  • Barbara Terry, The Children’s Home of Cincinnati

Academic-Community Research Partnership Award:  honors an academic-community partnership that works collaboratively to facilitate innovation in research or quality improvement to impact the health of children, adults and/or communities.  2016 Awardees are:

Academic Partner Community Partner
UC Department of Family and Community Medicine Riverview East Health Center
The Heart Institute at Cincinnati Children's

Cincinnati Health Department

Cincinnati Public Schools

Norwood City Schools

Mayerson Center at Cincinnati Children's Beech Acres

College of Nursing

McMicken College of Arts & Sciences

University of Cincinnati

Winton Terrace Resident Council

St. Vincent DePaul

Academic-Community Partnership Student Award: recognizes an undergraduate student, graduate/medical student, resident, or fellow who demonstrates commitment, passion and innovation in an academic-community partnership project aimed at improving the health of children, adults and/or communities. 

2016 Awardees are:

 

  • Jenny Zhen Duan, PhD candidate, Clinical Psychology, UC [above left]
  • Angelica Hardee, PhD candidate, Health Promotion & Education, UC
  • Taylor Brooks, UC College of Medicine

Practice-Based Research Award:  recognizes a community physician or practice working collaboratively with an academic program or institution to improve the health and wellness of their patients by integrating research and best practices in clinical care.

  • Joseph Rieman, St. Joseph’s Orphanage
  • Crossroad Health Center
  • Cincinnati Area Research and Improvement Group (CARInG)

Congratulations to all of our Awardees!


More information

  Questions?  Email Stacey Gomes or call (513) 803-0917.
 


CCTST 2015 Community Health Transformation Award Announced

Joseph Kiesler

Joseph Kiesler, MD received the CCTST Community Health Transformation Award November 5 at Cincinnati Museum Center, as part of the fall Community Engagement Speaker Series. The Award honors an individual for excellence in leadership, collaboration, and health promotion in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky region. Dr. Kiesler was honored for his untiring efforts to improve the health of the community through his work with medical students, community organizations, and the homeless. Congratulations, Dr. Kiesler!


CCTST Recognizes Excellence in Community Advocacy, Partnership, and Research at 2014 Annual Dinner

The CCTST recognized organizations and individuals for outstanding leadership in Community Advocacy, Partnership and Research at the CCTST Community Awards Dinner, October 2, 2014 at the Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center. These awards were established to honor excellence in leadership, collaboration, and health promotion in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky region. View the Call for Nominations.

As part of the CCTST Community Engagement Speaker Series, the evening included a keynote address on engaging partners and communiteis in improving child and maternal health by Mario Drummonds, MS, LCSW, MBA, executive director/CEO, Northern Manhattan Perinatal Partnership.

The 2014 award categories and winners are:

CCTST Community Health Advocate Award

Chellie McLellan (center)

This award recognizes individuals in the community who have demonstrated leadership and a passion for improving health and wellness in children and/or adults in the community. 2014 recipients are:

  • Chellie McLellan, Executive Director, Financial Opportunity Center, Santa Maria Community Services
  • LaVerne Wiley, Program Director, Health Care Access Now
  • Steven Rock, Sidestreams Foundation
  • Judith Harmony, PhD, Volunteer Community Consultant, Mayerson Center for Safe and Healthy Children
  • Jennifer Chubinski, Director of Community Research, Interact for Health
  • Dwight Tillery, JD, CEO/Founder, Center for Closing the Health Gap

CCTST Academic-Community Research Partnership Award

“CAP in the Community”

This award honors an academic and community partnership that works collaboratively to facilitate innovation in research or quality improvement to impact the health of children, adults and/or communities. 2014 recipients are:

  • “CAP in the Community” partnership of CCHMC and community physicians: Drs. Paul Korn, Marcie Strasser, Camille Graham, Charles Cavallo, Katherine Brady
  • Interact for Health (Dr. Pat O’Connor, executive vice president and COO)
  • Child HeLP (Elaine Fink)

CCTST Community Leadership Award

UC Fit for Life

This award recognizes an undergraduate student, graduate student, resident, or fellow who demonstrates commitment, passion and innovation in their work on an academic-community partnership project aimed at improving the health of children, adults and/or communities. 2014 recipients are:

  • Ryan Imhoff, undergraduate student, UC ROSE (Research, Observation, Service, Education) program
  • UC Fit for Life (Taylor Nedrich, student leader)

CCTST Practice-Based Research Award

Dr. Philip Lichtenstein

This award recognizes a community physician or practice who works collaboratively with an academic program or institution to improve the health and wellness of their patients by integrating research and best practices in clinical care. 2014 recipient is:

  • Dr. Philip Lichtenstein, Medical Director, The Children’s Home of Cincinnati

More details on our 2014 awardees. Congratulations to all!

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