Un-Meeting: Exploring the Inclusion of Community Hospitals in Clinical Research


May 27, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM Eastern Time. This NCATS “Rapid-Response” Un-Meeting will encourage discussions to identify activities that can be initiated and sustained in the interpandemic period to include when a significant public health emergency arises in the future, these community based environments can seamlessly participate in joint projects to address the threat. Other potential topics include identifying opportunities to build models of outreach to better include community hospitals for recruitment and enrollment into academic clinical trials, identifying ways to increase participant diversity, and inclusion of community hospitals or community groups in academic research activities.

  • CLIC
  • Un-Meeting
  • Inclusion
  • Clinical Research
  • Community Hospitals
  • Rural Health


May 27, 2021 11:00 am – 11:15 am EDT

May 27, 2021 11:15 am – 12:05 pm EDT
4×4 Presentations

May 27, 2021 12:05 pm – 12:15 pm EDT
Topic Identification

May 27, 2021 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm EDT
Breakout Session 1

May 27, 2021 1:00 pm – 1:10 pm EDT

May 27, 2021 1:10 pm – 1:55 pm EDT
Breakout Session 2

May 27, 2021 1:55 pm – 2:05 pm EDT

May 27, 2021 2:05 pm – 2:35 pm EDT
Breakout Summaries

May 27, 2021 2:35 pm – 3:00 pm EDT
Continuing the Conversation

May 27, 2021 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm EDT
Open Breakout Rooms for Unstructured Networking


Watch Recording



  • Martin S. Zand, MD, PhD
    Co-Director, Center for Leading Innovation and Collaboration; Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Research
    University Of Rochester
  • Michael G. Kurilla MD, PhD
    NCATS Director of Clinical Innovation

4×4 Presentations

  • Katherine Tuttle
    University Of Washington
  • Elizabeth Ofili, MD, MPH, FACC
    UL1 Principal Investigator
    Morehouse School of Medicine
  • Ewan Cobran
    Assistant Professor Division of Pharmaceutical Health Services, Outcomes, and Polic
    University of Georgia
  • Paula Cupertino
    University Of Rochester
  • Jonathan Tobin
    Senior Epidemiologist & Co-Director, Community Engaged Research
    Rockefeller University
  • Sanjeev Arora
    Director and Founder Project ECHO
    University Of New Mexico Health Scis Ctr
  • Tom Morris
    Associate Administrator
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Aisha Langford
    Assistant Professor
    New York University School Of Medicine
  • Brian Smith
    Professor, Associate Professor
    Duke University
  • Eileen Handberg
    Research Professor of Medicine
    University Of Florida

Breakout Summaries

  • Deborah Ossip
    Professor and MPI, Center for Leading Innovation and Collaboration
    University Of Rochester

Continuing the Conversation

  • Deborah Ossip
    Professor and MPI, Center for Leading Innovation and Collaboration
    University Of Rochester

Additional Information

An Un-Meeting is an event without the rules and structure of a traditional conference. Attendees create and drive the agenda and discussions, based on a common theme. This format provides a unique approach for attendees to discuss their experiences and identify areas of potential research, innovation and collaboration. The Un-Meeting is an interactive way to cultivate ideas that the CTSA Program can use to make productive connections across academic centers and between academia, industry, government, and the community with the goal of developing multidisciplinary and collaborative partnerships. Learn more

Location Type: Online



Judy Giordano
Engagement Manager
University Of Rochester