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Central Oregon Research Coalition

Central Oregon Projects

    Scroll down to see some examples of funded research projects and pending proposals in Central Oregon. CORC has been involved supporting many,  but not all, of these research projects that directly impact the region.

    CORC welcomes information on other research projects, either funded or pending in Central Oregon to post in this area. Please submit to Email:


    Research Happening in Central Oregon

    Funded Research

      • Cancer Screening for People with Disabilities

        Association of Oregon Centers for Independent Living (AOCIL) was funded through the Knight Cancer Community Partnership to improve rates of cancer screening for Oregonians with disabilities through a train-the-trainer program for staffs at the cross-disability Centers for Independent Living (CILs) based in Bend, Portland and Roseburg.

      • Elementary School Skin Cancer Science Education and Sun Hat Program in Deschutes County

        Uriel Medical Foundation was funded through the Knight Cancer Community Partnership to develop, implement and evaluate an elementary school skin cancer education curriculum and sun hat program.

      • Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network (CPCRN) Award

        Oregon Community Cancer Research Collaborative (OR-CCRC) is a five year CDC funded award which created the OR-CCRC as 1 of 8 CPCRN sites across the nation. Dr. Jackilen Shannon and Dr. Kerri Winters-Stone, principal investigators, their co-investigators as well as the Tribal and Rural Advisory Board members will be able to leverage CDC-funded efforts, projects and expertise in order to work on ongoing efforts aimed at controlling and preventing cancer. This Research Collaborative will also tap into OHSU and Knight Cancer Institute resources and opportunities to help sustain these efforts long-term.
        Funded by: CDC

      • Knight Cancer Foundation Community Health Educator Grant

        The CHE Grant aims to strengthen integration of a Community Health Educator (CHE) into Knight Cancer Institute‘s new statewide cancer prevention and control outreach effort, the Community Partnership Initiative. This will be accomplished by using the adapted Community Readiness key-informant questionnaire to assess readiness and interest of Central Oregon stakeholders to address skin cancer prevention among adolescents. The Let’s Get Healthy! fair along with the community assessment provides specific data that defines capacity and guides strategy selection for future local community health projects.

      • Bridges Health Clinic

        Dr. Peter Graven from the OHSU Center for Health Systems Effectiveness in collaboration with Ken House at Mosaic Medical and Sarah Kingston at Pacific Source Health Plans were the first recipients of pilot funding from OHSU and the Central Oregon Health Council (COHC) to support development of a pilot study to enhance evaluation of Bridges Health Clinic. CORC matched funding mechanism to research idea and external partner.

      • Caring for the Whole Person: A Patient-Centered Assessment of Integrated Care Models in Vulnerable populations”

        Dr. Graven’s Bridges evaluation project and also considers other integration models of care in Oregon (including the Bridges Clinic). As a result of ongoing collaborations and Central Oregon engagement, Dr. Graven, Ken House and Dr. Bill Wright at Providence Center for Outcomes Research and Education (CORE) submitted a successful 3-year Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) application in the Improving Healthcare Systems Winter 2014 Cycle. The CORC funding opportunity provided the impetus for ongoing partnerships and networking across Central Oregon and between CORC members.

    Projects Pending Award

      • Preventing Falls and Frailty in Prostate Cancer Survivors: GET FIT Prostate”

        Dr. Kerri Winters-Stone proposed to NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH) to implement during award years 04-05 with the Research Team at St. Charles Health System in Bend, Oregon. CORC provided a letter of support.


    You can also view OHSU only related Research Projects by Deschutes, Crook, Jefferson and other Oregon counties and drill down to see details about project leads, partners and researcher profiles.

    Go to the OHSU Community Research Map →