Community-Academic Partnerships for Aging-Relevant Issues

April 25, 2019
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
CIC@CET, The Showroom

Join us for our bi-annual Pitch Partners. This event will focus on Community-Academic Partnerships Aimed at Aging-Relevant Research. Providing older adults with the best health care calls for innovative approaches in which citizens, community organizations, health care organizations, and universities work together to assure successful provision of services and treatment of older adults. 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.

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

Pitches might address:

  • Community-academic partnerships for aging-relevant health research or practice
  • Research partnerships for aging well
  • Plans for new or expanded research recruitment; collaborations in need of research/evaluation
  • Development/planning new partnerships that provide direct service to older adults.

This is a free event. Dinner will be served. To get accurate counts for food and seating, registration is required.


To submit a project idea

Please email a one page abstract with specific aims to Monica Villarruel ( by April 1, 2019.
Five project ideas will be selected by April 11, 2019.

Selected participants will be invited to apply for a rapid seed funding opportunity in May. Participation does not guarantee a partnership or funding.


Directions & Parking

CIC@CET is located at 20 S. Sarah St. Directions can be found using the Google map below.

Attendees are encouraged to take advantage of the brand new Cortex Metrolink Station. To plan your trip on MetroLink, visit or contact Metro Transit Information at 314-231-2345 (call) or 314-207-9786 (text).

The N. Silo parking lot is free on Thursdays. For a map of parking, click here.

Event Sponsors: Center for Community Health Partnership and Research and Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging at the Institute for Public Health and the Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences’ Aging Clinical Research Consortium and CIC