CEnR Seed Grant Program

Community Engagement

Central Wisconsin and Green Bay Campuses Focus: Awarded Projects  

The awarded projects support promising, collaborative community engaged research (CEnR) projects focused on addressing health issues specific to either the Central Wisconsin or Green Bay regions of Wisconsin. They also demonstrate clear relevance and importance to the communities involved in the projects, encourage sustainable, authentic community-academic partnerships, and seek to advance understanding about how community engagement can be done in complex research settings. The awards are issued from the MCW Community Engagement Core and are funded by the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Research and Education Program, a component of the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment at MCW.

Awarded Projects

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School-Based Vision Screening Study

A School-Based Vision Screening Study Comparing Paper Chart-Based Acuity Screening and Instrument-Based Screening (SpotTM Vision Screener): A Cross-Sectional Study in Wisconsin

Project Start Date: July 1, 2018

Project End Date: June 30, 2019

Award Amount: $25,000

Goal Statement: This study aims to evaluate and compare how chart-based vision acuity screening and instrument-based vision screening perform in school-based vision screenings and to positively impact vision screening programs and the overall vision health of children.

Co-Principal Investigators:

  •  Matthew Hunsaker, MD (Professor, Family and Community Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin – Green Bay)
  • Peter Andre (Lions EYES Director, Dyckesville Lions Foundation)

Additional Partners:

  • Katrina Nordyke, PhD, MPH, BSN (Public Health Research Coordinator, Medical College of Wisconsin – Green Bay)
Providers and Teens Communicating for Health in Central Wisconsin PATCH-CW

Providers and Teens Communicating for Health in Central Wisconsin (PATCH-CW)

Project Start Date: July 1, 2018

Project End Date: June 30, 2019

Award Amount: $25,000

Goal Statement: PATCH-CW is an innovative, youth-driven program that draws together a diverse group of teens. The goals of PATCH Central Wisconsin are to empower Central Wisconsin teens to advocate for their health care needs and to pursue healthcare careers.

Co-Principal Investigators:

  • Amy Prunuske, PhD (Basic Sciences and Faculty Curriculum Program Manager, Medical College of Wisconsin – Central Wisconsin)
  • Christina Patrin, MEd (Executive Director, North Central WI AHEC, Inc.)

Additional Partners:

  • Corina Norrbom, MD (Faculty Navigator, Medical College of Wisconsin – Central Wisconsin)
  • Noelle Kolar (Program/Finance Coordinator, North Central WI AHEC, Inc.)