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Message from the Director

By September 30th of this year, we will begin the final year of funding for the Tulane Prevention Research Center (PRC) in this 5-year cycle. It is difficult to believe that so much time has gone by so fast. It seems like just yesterday that all of the PRC faculty and staff were frantically involved in the preparation of the grant proposal for funding for the current cycle. We have done so much and made such strides that, when the time comes to recap these five years, it is going to be difficult, but very, very rewarding. There are so very many community partners and stakeholders and other professionals to thank. But I am getting ahead of myself because we still have another year and three months to go. So, what have we been doing at the offices of the PRC over the last couple of months? Well, you may have guessed it. The PRC faculty and staff have been frantically, and with much stress and sweat, been putting together the grant proposal for the NEXT five years. Yep. The deadline was June 25th. So, say a prayer and keep your fingers crossed. If the proposal is funded, the PRC will be in business for another five years, 2019 to 2024. Gosh, 2024 sounds like it’s out of some futuristic book or movie. We will have to bite our fingernails for quite a few months before we know what will happen, if we get funded or not. At that time, we will be letting everyone know what our next core research project will be and where we will be working. So, stay tuned. Now, though, I would like to thank everyone who has supported us and our proposal by providing letters of support to accompany the grant proposal. It has been gratifying indeed to experience the outpouring of support that the PRC has received. My fervent hope is that we can continue to live up to your expectations and provide as much health programming and research as we can for our great city and its residents.

Carolyn C. Johnson, PhD, FAAHB
Director, Tulane Prevention Research Center
April 2018

Topics:   training , health communication , community advisory board

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