The goal of PC3 is to empower Philadelphians to reduce cancer disparities through community engagement, resource alignment, information sharing, research, and prevention. A training session was held on May 4 with community members recruited by the cancer research collaboration.

Karen Glanz spoke to The Daily Pennsylvanian about the pricing differences in local grocery stores.

HUGE congrats to Dr. Glanz, a top 10 most-cited researcher at Penn! Your work in health behavior research is inspiring!

Highlights from the 2024 Community-Driven Research Day! This event encourages collaboration between community organizations & researchers from local academic institutions to answer questions with community benefit.

The latest cancer statistics report from the American Cancer Society (ACS) paints a complex picture of our struggle against the disease. While cancer mortality rates are declining, a worrying trend emerges: younger people are being diagnosed at an increasing rate. This bittersweet news highlights both the progress we've made and the challenges that lie ahead.

Karen Glanz, PhD, MPH, received two distinguished honors in the month of November. Glanz became a Fellow of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia and was named one of the Best Female Scientists for the 2nd year in a row.

A special lecture with Alison Buttenheim, PhD, MBA was held at the University of Pennsylvania on November 16, 2023.

The Community Engagement and Research Core (CEAR) at the University of Pennsylvania has awarded pilot grant funding for 2023-2024. 

Dr. Alison Buttenheim discusses NASEM’s consensus report on behavioral economics and policy impact on November 16.

A new Built Environment Assessment Training (BEAT) has been updated by the People, Health, and Place Unit of the Washington University in St. Louis Prevention Research. Originally developed at the University of Pennsylvania Center for Health Behavior Research and the UPenn Prevention Research, the course is designed for planning and evaluating changes to the built environment for health and wellbeing. 


Established in 2009, the University of Pennsylvania's Center for Health Behavior Research is an institution-wide collaborative effort, dedicated to conducting health behavior research, fostering advances in measurement of health behaviors, advancing the use of health behavior theory, and promoting collaboration among faculty, fellows and students. 




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