2023 Campus-Community Research Incubator Awardees

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The Institute for Clinical and Translational Science is pleased to announce the 2023 CCRI awardees!

The Keeping it REAL Project: Re-storying Health Equity through Artistic Expression & the Amplification of Lived Experiences

Project Team:

Dawn Bounds, PhD, PMHNP-BC
Assistant Professor, Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing

Mariangeles Soto-Diaz, MFA
Artist, Educator

Adriadne Meyers
PhD Student, UCI School of Nursing

Improving Knowledge and Awareness of Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias among Promotores in Santa Ana, California

Project Team:

Christian Salazar, PhD, MPH
Associate Researcher

Guillermo Alvarez, BA
Program Coordinator
Latino Health Access

Maria Corona, PhD
Neuropsychologist, UCI MIND

Reducing Korean American Mental Health Service Use Disparities Through Capacity-Building with Faith and Community Empowerment (FACE)

Project Team:

Biblia Cha, PhD, MPH
Post-Doctoral Scholar
UCI School of Medicine

Hyepin Im, CPA, MBA, MDiv
President, CEO
Faith and Community Empowerment (FACE) LA

Stress and Resilience Measurement for Vietnamese Americans

Project Team:

Jacqueline Kim, PhD
Assistant Professor In Residence, Medicine, School of Medicine
Affiliate, Population Health and Disease Prevention
Public Health

Becky Nguyen, MPH, MPA
ED Vietnamese American Cancer Foundation

George M. Slavich, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
Director, Laboratory for Stress Assessment and Research
University of California, Los Angeles

Multidisciplinary Scientific Collaborative Engagement and Person-Centered Assessment in a Racially Diverse Faith-Based Community

Project Team:

Fawaz Al Ammary, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine
UCI School of Medicine

Amin Rafiq
President, CEO Islamic Center of Irvine

Community Led Soil Lead Sampling Project in Avocado Heights, California

Project Team:

Karen Valladares
PhD Student
Environmental and Occupational Health, UCI

Daniel Talamantes
PhD Candidate
Avocado Heights Vaquer@s

Veronica Vieira, DSc
Professor and Chair, Environmental and Occupational Health
Public Health

Alana LeBron, PhD
Associate Professor of Health, Society, & Behavior
Associate Professor, Chicano/Latino Studies
Affiliated, Environmental & Occupational Health
Equity Advisor

Scott Bartell, PhD
Professor of Environmental & Occupational Health
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
Affiliated, Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Affiliated, Health, Society, & Behavior