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“Research Participation across the Lifespan through Community Engagement”

In 2016, SPRC was established under the UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science (UMCCTS) with a four year grant from the National Institute of Health.

The mission of the Science Participation Resource Center is to increase engagement of special populations in translational research through tailored, culturally responsive strategies.  We define special populations as those under-represented in translational research because of age (i.e., pediatrics, geriatrics), race/ethnicity, low socioeconomic status, geographic location (rural or urban), or being Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgender (LGBT). SPRC is co-led by community members and researchers.

SPRC is a Center at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) funded for four years by the National Institute of Health under the UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science (UMCCTS).

Contact Us:


Dr. Jeroan Allison, Academic PI

Mr. German Chiriboga, MPH, Project Director

Ms. Isabelle Pierre-Louis, MPH, Research Coordinator

Special Population Consultation

Dr. Milagros Rosal, Academic PI

Cultural Competency Training

Dr. Michele Pugnaire, Academic PI

Community and Patient Participation

Dr. Stephenie Lemon, Academic PI

Mr. Fred Jenoure, Community PI

Special Emphasis: Pediatrics and Geriatrics

Dr. Marianne Felice

Dr. Jennifer Tija

UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science, grant # UL1-TR001453