Congrats to HELI alum Dr. Olayinka Shiyanbola!

Olayinka Shiyanbola

CCHE is delighted to congratulate HELI 2014 alum Olayinka Shiyanbola, PhD, on her new Collaborative Health Equity Research (CHER) pilot award via the UW-Madison Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR)!

Dr. Shiyanbola has received $50,000 to support her community-engaged project entitled, “Feasibility and Acceptability of a Pilot Culturally Specific Educational-Behavioral Intervention for African Americans with Type 2 Diabetes.”

The goal of this project is to utilize patient and community stakeholders to design and determine the feasibility and acceptability of an educational-behavioral intervention focused on addressing culturally informed illness and medication beliefs, self-efficacy, and medication adherence among African Americans with type 2 diabetes. She will be partnering with the North East Side Senior Coalition.

The award program was jointly developed by the ICTR Community-Academic Partnerships core (ICTR-CAP) and the UW Collaborative Center for Health Equity (CCHE) as part of our shared mission to support community-engaged research.

Read more about the new research awards and the initial release of the CHER RFA in August 2017.

Dr. Shiyanbola is Assistant Professor in the UW School of Pharmacy Social and Administrative Sciences Division.

Congratulations & best of luck!

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