Michael Montoya, anthropology and Chicano/Latino studies associate professor, was awarded the Outstanding Community Based Participatory Research Investigator at the UC Irvine Institute for Clinical & Translational Science Chancellor's Community Health Awards Dinner October 28. The honor recognizes Montoya, who is also a core faculty member in the Program in Medical Education for the Latino Community (PRIME-LC) and holds a joint appointment in UCI's program in public health, for his work with the Community Knowledge Project. Founded in 2005 by Montoya, the grass roots organization works to partner university level research with community action to address issues such as childhood obesity, diabetes, stress, and overall community health in poverty stricken neighborhoods in Orange County.  Montoya was one of 11 award recipients to receive recognition at the annual dinner. 

Learn more about the Community Knowledge Project. Click here for a full list of 2010 award winners.

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