Community Engagement

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    Columbia University

    The mission of the Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research is to advance discoveries, knowledge, and innovation to improve human health across the lifespan for diverse populations in upper Manhattan and around the world. By mobilizing and connecting Columbia University’s researchers, we aim to create a seamless integration of community and academic partnerships. Our commitment to train a multi-faceted workforce, provide vital resources to researchers, and improve the efficiency of research processes, promotes the collaborative team science framework needed to translate research discoveries into effective interventions that address current and future health concerns.

    We provide over 70 different services and programs focused on education and training, seed funding, bioinformatics, biostatistics, clinical research, lifespan research and special populations, regulatory knowledge and bioethics, an off-site community facility and health informatics websites.
  • The Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research welcomes ten Richmond-area community members, researchers and advocates to a new board that will foster communication between members of the community and Virginia Commonwealth University researchers. The Greater Richmond Community Advisory Board will guide and inform research at VCU by defining research priorities, evaluating projects and
  • October is Liver Cancer Awareness Month. Viral hepatitis is the leading cause of liver cancer worldwide. There are established treatments and vaccines for prevention. Unfortunately, barriers prevent the people who most need this care from receiving it. Meet two Mayo Clinic health equity researchers-- Essa Mohamed, Ph.D., and his mentor Lewis Roberts, M.B., Ch.B., Ph.D., --who have made it their

  • The toolkit comprises a set of power point slide sets (modules) intended to serve as a resource for persons delivering presentations aiming to heighten and facilitate older adult inclusion in clinical and translational research.
  • The UC Davis Center for Reducing Health Disparities, in close collaboration with UC Davis CTSC Community Engagement program, partnered with the Solano County Behavioral Health Division (SCBH) and three community-based organizations to carry out the project. The Solano County Interdisciplinary Collaboration and Cultural Transformation Model (ICCTM) project is anchored in the national Culturally and
  • The microscope hovers over a small dish. It's attached to a laptop, so students don't need to press their faces against a microscope eyepiece. On the screen is a zebrafish egg. On hand to answer questions are scientists. The questions, however, are a little different from the ones they get from colleagues. "One of the questions I got was how does gravity work, and I was like, 'Oh that's a great

  • Harvard Medical School

    Community engagement in research creates trust between academic researchers and communities and, ultimately, improves community health. To bolster this partnership, Harvard Catalyst has created Community-Engaged Research, an online course designed for both researchers and community members running October 13-December 17. This course will help researchers like you build trusting relationships with

  • Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, co-director of the UC Davis Clinical and Translational Science Center Community Engagement program, will present at the annual Coalition for Health Equity Conference (CHEq). CHEq is an annual event aimed at strengthening the understanding and integration of marginalized populations through the health care lens. CHEq provides a valuable opportunity for health care providers
  • The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) recently announced that Luis G. Carvajal-Carmona has been selected as a fellow for the third cohort of the Presidential Leadership Academy (La Academia de Liderazgo). The prestigious one-year HACU program is designed to prepare the next generation of culturally diverse leaders for executive and senior-level positions in higher education
  • The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted vulnerable populations and the multiple barriers they face in accessing quality healthcare. In this era of rising costs and harsh social inequities, public hospitals, clinicians, and researchers are searching for novel ways to improve healthcare access and delivery. Yet many innovations never get as far as clinical practice, or they are put into action and

  • Mayo Clinic researchers work with community leaders who help us understand the best way to address community health concerns and reduce health disparities. Clarence Jones is a community leader who works with Dr. LaPrincess Brewer and the Fostering African American Improvement In Total Health (FAITH!) project. Clarence recently authored an article for Mayo's Advancing the Science blog sharing his

  • Adit Ginde, MD, and the Colorado Clinical Translational Sciences Institute team are spreading the word about monoclonal antibody treatment for COVID-19. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to lurk in many communities, aided by vaccine hesitancy and the emergence of disease mutations like the Delta variant, physicians are still looking for effective ways to treat those who test positive for the

  • When thinking about diversity and inclusion, consider music. A symphony orchestra is comprised of the strings, the woodwinds, the brass and percussion. Without one, you lose the depth of sound. Without them all, you lose the genius of Beethoven or Mozart. In medicine and clinical research, innovation and widespread impact cannot be achieved unless representation from every section of culture and

  • With funding from CTSI, University of Minnesota researchers worked with local Indigenous community partners to develop evidence-based and culturally appropriate COVID-19 resources, creating three distinct fact sheets on staying healthy and staying connected during the pandemic. The project, “Helping Indigenous communities stay connected in light of COVID-19,” was conducted by the Memory Keepers

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    Virginia Commonwealth University
    The Wright Center’s Health Equity Series is a quarterly exploration and community discussion of health disparities with collaborating partners locally, in Virginia and nationwide. Join expert guests as they present on the latest research, listen to attendees and plan a way forward – through community-engaged research and increased awareness for all. You're invited to participate this August, as
  • The COVID-19 pandemic has caused illness widely throughout the United States, but some communities have been hit disproportionately hard, such as the Latinx community. To help slow the spread of the pandemic in Los Angeles and Southern California, the Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute's (SC CTSI) Community Engagement team has created a new workshop series

  • The University of Wisconsin Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (UW ICTR) has developed comprehensive Dissemination and Implementation (D&I) resources to support the translational research process. A recent publication in the Journal of Clinical and Translational Science describes the essential role of stakeholder engagement in the evolution of the UW ICTR Community and Collaboration

  • Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, professor of clinical internal medicine at the UC Davis School of Medicine, and director of the UC Davis Center for Reducing Health Disparities and the Community Engagement Program of the UC Davis Clinical and Translational Science Center, has been chosen to receive the 2021 Hibbard Williams Extraordinary Achievement Award. The award is intended to recognize a broad range
  • Stanford Medicine Office of Community Engagement
    Stanford University

    "Precision health holds great potential for revolutionizing health disparities research and interventions through a better understanding of the complex interplay between biological, behavioral, environmental, and social factors that contribute to health inequalities and influence population health. But the goal of achieving equity in precision health will require addressing persistent scientific

  • Stanford Medicine Office of Community Engagement
    Stanford University

    Join Stanford Medicine | Office of Community Engagement for a COVID-19 COMMUNITY TOWN HALL this Thursday, May 27th | 3:30-5:00 PM PDT What's on the horizon? Address Emerging Issues Around COVID-19 Vaccines for Children, Variants of the Virus, and Mask Guidelines Online Event | Register Today! Spanish Translation Available on Zoom Only FEATURED SPEAKERS • Yvonne (Bonnie) A. Maldonado, MD, FAAP

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    University Of Southern California

    This virtual town hall event is open to all and will feature a member of the LGBTQIA community as well as top LGBTQIA health experts from USC, CHLA, and St. John’s Well Child and Family Center. Not California-specific, so please share widely! WHEN? Tuesday, May 25 from 6-7:30pm PST Register for the town hall and submit your questions here: Dial

  • Children are underrepresented and understudied in clinical trials, limiting the number of children-focused research studies and the overall advancement of pediatric medicine. To address this, Mayo Clinic researchers established a first-of-its-kind Pediatric Advisory Board to engage youth as partners in research and enhance pediatric research participation. A description of the board and results of

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    University Of Southern California

    The SC CTSI is hosting a virtual workshop about the COVID-19 vaccine where doctors answer YOUR questions and concerns! Leadership from the faith community will also be in attendance to talk about the vaccine and religion. ALL are welcome! Happening Wednesday 5/12 starting at 5 p.m. via Zoom. Please share widely! Dial-In Information Register and Submit your Questions Here:

  • Community engagement is the bridge that connects researchers and local communities; however, face-to-face engagement is often limited in reach and scale — especially during a pandemic. In a recently published paper, researchers from Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota evaluated the feasibility of a virtual statewide Facebook community platform to enhance public trust and engagement with

  • For Dennis Hopkinson, M.D., remote work took on a whole new meaning this past year. The Virginia Commonwealth University doctor and instructor is working on research projects from more than 7,000 miles away, leading marathon Zoom meetings and fielding messages from across the time difference in Kigali, Rwanda. The remote work allows Hopkinson to finish investigations into topics like sepsis and
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    University Of Southern California

    Join Keck School of Medicine faculty member and infectious disease physician at Keck Medicine of USC, Dr. Edward Jones-Lopez, as he answers your questions and facilitates a discussion around the COVID-19 vaccine, its safety, efficacy and availability. This event will be in Spanish but all are welcome so please feel free to share widely. Event is free and held via Zoom. You'll receive Zoom and dial

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    Emory University
    Hosted by the Georgia CTSA Community Engagement program, our 5th biennial forum celebrates translational research collaborations & partnerships. One Georgia: Advancing Health Equity Amidst a New Normal From Bench to Bedside to Curbside: Closing Health Equity Gaps Means All Hands on Deck Register Now! The Agenda includes: Challenges and Potential for Improving Health Equity with Digital Health – Dr
  • A group of researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) are developing a smartphone app to help parents in under-resourced communities detect severe tooth decay in their kids with the help of a new NIH grant. The idea to leverage smartphones came directly from the community through a Community-Based Participatory Research Pipeline-to-Pilot project funded by the University of

  • How would you react if someone started a conversation by saying what was wrong with you and your family? Probably not well. And that’s exactly what health researchers often do, when they try to talk to community members, said Maghboeba Mosavel, Ph.D, an associate professor at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine’s Department of Health Behavior and Policy. “We go into communities
  • Monica Albertie leads a small but mighty team of four research operations and program managers at Mayo Clinic, and they have a very important charge: Keep Mayo health equity research running full steam at all times. The team, part of the Center for Health Equity and Community Engagement Research, supports dozens of research teams across Mayo Clinic. The team helps researchers write protocols and