Affiliate Faculty

WV Prevention Research Center Affiliate Faculty

Our Services to Faculty and Affiliates

The West Virginia Prevention Research Center (WVPRC) is one of 25 Prevention Research Centers funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). These PRCs are housed in universities across the country and share a focus on public health in community settings. The WVPRC has relationships across the WVU Health Sciences Center and throughout the downtown, Evansdale and regional campuses of the University. We have also formed partnerships across the state, the PRC network and the country. We can help link investigators with community partners and researchers who are nationally known in their fields that are related to chronic disease prevention and clinical practice.

Here are some examples of how we can help you.


  • Research project conceptual development
  • Partnership development and networking
  • Select writing development
  • Document review
  • Identifying potential co-collaborators

Community Engagement

  • Facilitate engagement with the WVPRC Community Partnership Board
  • Identify potential target communities and populations
  • Identify potential community-based research partners

Program Evaluation

  • Evaluation plan development
  • Creation and implementation of monitoring tools
  • Assessment of outcomes
  • Infographic creation and other stakeholder reports

Pre-Award Processing

  • Review RFA
  • Creating RFA guidance checklist
  • Draft grant-specific budget
  • Confirm salary information for all potential personnel on budget
  • Complete grant-specific forms
  • Complete subcontract budget documentation
  • Maintaining fixed documents (bio sketches, CVs, resource page)
  • Collect letters of support
  • Prepare final documents
  • Submit to Office of Research & Graduate Studies (LeMasters/OSP) for review and revise as necessary

Post-Award Processing

  • Ensure financial account is established (including when funding has not arrived)
  • Negotiate FTEs for shared employees (grants that use PRC staff)
  • Maintain necessary communication: funding agency, partners, co-investigator departments, OSP, finance, etc.
  • Ensure related subcontracts are set up
  • Complete carry-over requests as appropriate

Award Implementation

  • Process changes and maintain tracking record of all changes
  • Coordinate travel and special events
  • Schedule meetings
  • Process travel reimbursements
  • Purchase grant supplies and materials
  • Maintain calendar with key grant related deadlines (quarterly/annual and other required reports, financial reports) with input from PI
  • Process cost transfers
  • Implement service agreements
  • Create requisitions and purchase orders

Grants Monitoring

  • Maintain research compliance documentation (CITI, HIPPA)
  • Maintain a point of contact list for all funded projects
  • Prepare and distribute monthly financial reports
  • Prepare monthly budget summary spreadsheets
  • Review project budgets with PRs, Directors, others as appropriate

Note: Post-Award, Award Implementation Services, Grants Monitoring and Program Evaluation may be provided if PRC Grant Support is written into the funding budget.

Contact Us

Please feel free to contact Leesa Prendergast with any questions about these key areas.