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Pitch Partners: Cancer Research

Join the Center for Community Health Partnership & Research for Pitch Partners, a pitch-style event that brings researchers and community members together to collaborate on health-related projects. This event, co-sponsored by Siteman Cancer Center, will focus on cancer research.  

Five-minute pitch-style presentations are provided for the four project ideas selected. Teams can use a variety of visual media, including but not limited to slides and videos. After each pitch, presenters will respond to five to ten minutes of Q&A from a review panel and from audience members. The remainder of the event is dedicated to networking, sharing insight, and offering feedback on the projects.  Presenting teams may be invited to apply for a $10,000 award. 

Apply to Pitch

Submissions should address the current gaps or disparities across communities by creating new or expanding current community-academic partnerships. Preference is given to projects that focus on improving cancer disparities.

Please email a one-page proposal with specific aims to Meaghan Bailey at by Monday, March 28, 2022. 

In your one-page proposal, include: 

  • Brief history of your group/organization or research 
  • Population served (community partners) or population of focus (researchers)
  • Need or problem statement with information/data that supports the statement 
  • Description of the potential solution(s); if you are looking for a partner, describe your ideal partner 
  • If requesting feedback, describe how researchers and/or community partners could provide guidance

Pitching teams should expect to present in person on the Washington University School of Medicine campus. Attendees will join virtually. The four project teams invited to present at Pitch Partners will be notified by April 8, 2022.

Selected research teams will be invited to apply for a $10,000 rapid seed funding opportunity. Participation does not guarantee a partnership or funding.

How to attend

Pitch Partners is free to attend and is open to researchers, students, and community members. Advance registration is required. While pitchers and judges will convene in person, attendees will join virtually via Zoom.

This Pitch Partners event is sponsored by the Center for Community Health Partnership and Research at the Institute for Public Health and the Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences and the Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University Medical School.