Community-Academic Partnerships Aimed at Cancer Health Equity

November 07, 2019
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Taylor Avenue Building, Doll & Hill, Medical Campus

Join us for our bi-annual Pitch Partners event. At Pitch Partners, community members, organizations and faculty have the opportunity to pitch health-related project ideas in order to identify potential partners and receive critical feedback.

Providing our region with the best health care calls for innovative approaches. Collaboration between citizens, community organizations, health care organizations, and universities is key to the successful provision of services and treatment.

This fall’s event will focus on community-academic partnerships aimed at addressing cancer prevention and cancer disparities.

Pitches might address

  • Community-academic partnerships for cancer-relevant health research or practice
  • Research partnerships that address regional cancer health disparities
  • Plans that support clinical and community-based cancer research and outreach
  • Development/planning new partnerships that provide direct service to cancer patients

This is a free event. Dinner will be provided. Due to limited space and resources, registration is required.


4:30-5 p.m.    Check-in and dinner

5-6 p.m.           Presentations and Q&A

6-6:30 p.m.     Networking

Five proposed ideas will be selected for five minute pitch-style presentations. Teams can use a variety of visual media, including but not limited to slides and videos. Pitches are followed by a 5-10 minutes of Q&A from a panel with a mixture of backgrounds and expertise and audience members. The last 30 minutes of the event is dedicated to networking to share insights on the project ideas.

To submit a project idea

Please email a one-page abstract with specific aims to Poli Rijos by October 16, 2019. Five project ideas will be selected by October 21, 2019. Selected participants will be invited to apply for a rapid seed funding opportunity in December. Participation does not guarantee a partnership or funding.

Directions & Parking

Directions to the Taylor Avenue Building are available here. We encourage visitors to take advantage of our close proximity to the Central West End station by utilizing public transportation.

Free, limited visitor parking is available in two-hour increments in the lot in front and back of the building. Do not park on Medex or spots for 660 S. Taylor. If the lots are full or your meeting is longer than 2 hours, please park in the Clayton Avenue Garage (Clayton and South Taylor Avenue – map Brown 62). If parked at garage, please ask IPH staff for parking validation.

Parking Permit Reciprocity: The Medical Campus recognizes Danforth Campus yellow, red, and Eliot permits in the Clayton Avenue Garage only.

Event Sponsors: Center for Community Health Partnership and Research at the Institute for Public Health, the Division of Public Health Sciences, Department of Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine, and the Siteman Cancer Center