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Faculty & Staff, Research, Community Impact

Piedra Awarded Extension Collaboration Grant

November 23, 2020

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Lissette Piedra has been awarded a two-year $60,000 grant through the UI Extension & Public Engagement Connection Center.

Her project, “Illinois Positive Aging for Latinos Study (I-PALS)” was selected for funding as part of the 2020 Extension Collaboration Grants completion.

The grants receive financial support from University of Illinois’ Office of the Provost Investment for Growth Program and Illinois Extension. The program focuses on supporting research and partnerships that address critical issues in five key areas: food, economy, environment, community, and health.

Of 50 proposals submitted for the 2020 to 2022 program, 17 will move forward with research and outreach that increases food availability, fosters health and wellness, addresses critical environmental issues, and generally enhances the lives of Illinois’ diverse populations.

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