PT and EXPH professors receive research awards

Drs. Paula Papanek and Larry Pan have received a 1.5 million dollar grant from the U.S. Office of Minority Health (OMH) to promote healthy lifestyles and life choices in Hispanic middle school youth at the United Community Center (UCC) in Milwaukee Wisconsin. Youth Empowered to Succeed (YES3) works with UCC’s Bruce Guadalupe Middle School to provide mentorship, tutorials, advising, fitness, wellness and youth asset development to 50 middle school youth.

In addition with the second award, OMH has asked Marquette Physical Therapy to take the lead role in advising all YEP grantees on data collection, analysis, and program development. Marquette will be hosting an annual technical assistance meeting for YEP grantees and performing yearly site visits to all funded programs. Having served in the unique role for 2011-12 at the end of the last 3-year grant cycle, Drs. Papanek and Pan formulated a written document, website and videos to describe the previous grant program, its data and conclusions. These data were presented in person the Assistant Secretary of Department of Health and Human Services October 12, 2012 and again to the entire Office of Minority Health the following day.



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