NYU School of Medicine & CUNY Receive Grant to Establish NYU-CUNY Prevention Research Center

It is with great pleasure that we announce the funding of the NYU School of Medicine and City University of New York (CUNY) by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to create a new public-private partnership, the NYU-CUNY Prevention Research Center (NYU-CUNY PRC). Once opened on September 30th, 2014, researchers at the center will integrate evidence-based interventions into community-clinical approaches to reduce cardiovascular disease disparities in New York City, with a particular emphasis on ethnically diverse and immigrant communities.

The NYU-CUNY PRC's first core research project, called Project IMPACT (Implementing Million Hearts for Provider and Community Transformation), will build upon the Million Hearts national initiative, a program led by the CDC and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services with the goal of preventing one million heart attacks and strokes by 2017. Project IMPACT will test the influence of integrating community health worker programs with physician-level intervention models using electronic health record-based tools to improve hypertension among South Asians in New York City.

The NYU-CUNY PRC is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cooperative agreement number U48DP005008.