Funding Opportunities 

Partnership and Innovation Accelerator Pilot Program

Facilitate collaboration with local organizations on health research that benefits our communities.
View the 2022 Partnership and Innovation Accelerator Pilot Program RFA

View Applicant Webinar Slides for the PIAP Program Introduction


PIAP Projects

PIAP Awarded Projects
Investigators Community Partner Project Title Year
Slawa Rokicki, Rutgers Central Jersey Family Health Consortium An Academic-Community Partnership to Prevent Perinatal Depression Among Low-income and Black Women 2020
Walter Zahorodny, Rutgers Statewide Parent Advocacy Network (SPAN) Partnership for Autism Awareness 2020
Jose Centeno, Rutgers RWJUH-CHPP and United Community Corporation Identifying Needs, Barriers, and Facilitators in the Care and Rehabilitative Services for Hispanic Adults with Post-stroke Aphasia: Perspectives from Caregivers 2020
Christine Dimaculangan, Rutgers Hyacinth AIDS Foundation Vaccination Outreach and Integrated Cardiovascular Risk Education in People Living with HIV 2020
Richard Marlink, Rutgers New Brunswick Tomorrow New Brunswick Tomorrow 2020
Kathryn Edin, Princeton Trenton Health Team Housing and Health in New Jersey’s Capital City 2019
Pamela Rothpletz-Puglia, Rutgers Leaguers, Inc. Needs Assessment of Family Functioning around Food Related Behaviors 2019
Joachim Sackey, Rutgers North Jersey Community Research Initiative Exploring diet quality and CVD risk factors among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex (LGBTQI) adults in Newark, NJ 2019
Usha Ramachandran, Rutgers Sai Datta Peetham Temple Diabetes Prevention Program in South Asians 2019
Helmut Zarbl, Rutgers Groundwork Elizabeth Healthy Air and Healthy Eating: Encouraging a Culture of Health in Elizabeth, NJ 2019


NJ ACTS Community Core Publications

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If your research has benefited from one or more of NJ ACTS resources, please remember to: 

  • Cite our CTSA grant, UL1TR003017, KL2TR003018 or TL1TR003019 in any relevant publications, abstracts, chapters, and/or posters. 
  • Submit your publications to PubMed Central (PMC) for compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy. 
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