CICADA

Center for Improving Care Delivery for the Aging
A Resource Center for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR) at the University of Pennsylvania

Initial CICADA group meeting at Penn LDI

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Photo: Hoag Levins
The first three Penn CICADA program scholars gather with their mentors at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI) on the Penn campus.

The Center for Improving Care Delivery for the Aging (CICADA) is a University of Pennsylvania program designed to train junior faculty members from underrepresented backgrounds in the interdisciplinary science of health services research as it applies to the most pressing issues of aging Americans. CICADA is one of a national network of 18 Resource Centers for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR) funded by the National Institute of Aging (NIA).

News and Announcements

Adriana Perez Wins School of Nursing Outstanding Nurse Educator Award
CICADA/RCMAR Scientist Cited for "Immense Impact on Students"

Request for Pilot Health Services Research Proposals
Penn’s CICADA, the Center for Improving Care Delivery for the Aging, is Penn’s NIA-funded Resource Center for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR) focusing on advancing health services research (HSR). CICADA seeks to train emerging scientists from underrepresented backgrounds in the interdisciplinary science of HSR as it applies to the most pressing issues for older Americans, particularly minority older adults. Each year CICADA awards three 1-year pilot projects and provides CICADA RCMAR Scientists with additional career development support. 

Also see articles:
Penn CICADA Initiative Names Three Researchers for 2020-2021 Cohort
Program Recruits, Mentors and Develops Minority Junior Faculty for Health Services Research

New Penn Research Center Focuses on Elder Health Care
5-Year P30 Grant Funds Recruitment and Development of Minority HSR Scientists

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