2016 PEER Fellows graduation and poster presentation

The campus community is invited to join the 2016 PEER Fellows, faculty mentors, and Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods (PRCHN) staff in celebrating the graduation and research of the third cohort of PEER Fellows. 

PEER Fellows take part in a rigorous 15-month research training program designed to increase research partnership capacity in community organizations and facilitate academic/community research.

The graduation ceremony and poster presentation will he held Wednesday, Nov. 2, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Iris S. and Bert L. Wolstein Research Building.

PEER Fellows are recruited from community-based, nonprofit organizations, neighborhood clinics, governmental agencies or organizations that have within their mission a focus on health and information dissemination. This year’s fellows and mentors are presenting on the following topics:

  • Steve Killpack (Healthy Fathering Collaborative) and Lee Hoffer: Fathering Beyond Incarceration: “Exploring smartphone based methods for continuing engagement with fathers during re-entry”;
  • Andrew Morris (Neighborhood Family Practice) and Melanie Golembiewski: “Assessing the health care needs of refugee and immigrant high school students at an urban, multi-cultural public school in Cleveland”;
  • Kirsti Mouncey (Cleveland Rape Crisis Center) and Gunnur Karakurt: “The Impact of CRCC’s Victim Advocacy Services on Program Participants: A Qualitative Approach”;
  • Beth Bennett (The Gathering Place) and Lynda Montgomery: “Dragon Boating: The Effect of Training and Competition on Quality of Life, Health Behavior and Exercise Adherence in Cancer Survivors: A Mixed Method Approach”;
  • Alison Ball (Cuyahoga County Planning Commission) and Nora Nock: “How Does the Built Environment Influence Active Transportation Choices along the Noble Road Corridor in Cleveland Heights and East Cleveland?”
  • MacKenzie Phillips (Cleveland Regional Perinatal Network) and Beth Anthony: “Perinatal Depression Treatment Initiation Rates for African American Women: A Model for Improvement”

This event is free, but online registration is required.

Light refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact Lauren Bottoms at lxb307@case.edu.