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.
  • 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
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    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

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    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: https://usc.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eXovlRQCqbai23k 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: https://rebrand.ly

  • 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

  • Virginia Commonwealth University
    The VCU Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research provides professional development support to early career faculty. In 2020 and 2021 the center offered a three-part Community Engaged Research (CEnR) Seminar Series, allowing VCU junior faculty and researchers to receive training in CEnR – to help them apply the principles of CEnR to their own clinical and translational research. Now a
  • One could say she has community in her heart. Rev. Dr. Paulette Sankofa, EdD, grew up in the St. Louis West End and remembers the tight community connections, particularly among older adults that was commonplace at that time. It is this sense of community and respect for seniors instilled as a young child that has shaped much of her life’s work. Today, Sankofa is the founder and executive director

  • U.S. public health officials report that the COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected communities that have been medically underserved, leading to higher infection and mortality rates. A Mayo Clinic study recently published in the American Journal of Public Health says easy access to rapid testing is needed to combat disparities, and a community-driven and culturally tailored strategy is

  • Several University of Illinois Chicago faculty members have addressed the issue of how to ethically conduct research with Black populations. In their paper “Ethics of Research at the Intersection of COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter: A Call to Action,” authors Natasha Crooks, an assistant professor, Phoenix Matthews, a professor, both of the UIC College of Nursing, and Geri Donenberg, director of
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    University Of Southern California
    Getting to Outcomes is an approach that helps community organizations set up programs across a wide range of topic areas. This presentation will summarize the Getting to Outcomes approach and its research. In addition, the presentation will show how digital tools have been used to support community organizations.
  • The workshop series delivers accurate and culturally tailored information to help members of the Latinx community protect themselves and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic. BY PAUL KARON — FEBRUARY 01, 2021 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

  • University Of Southern California

    Whether you are conducting a traditional clinical trial or a trial in the community, there are common strategies you should consider when recruiting participants for research. This toolkit introduces ideas on how to prepare early in the research process in order to increase the probability of meeting your participant recruitment goals. Subsequently, it will provide specific recommendations for

  • University Of Michigan

    This interactive training program is designed to engage and prepare community partners to both interact with Institutional Review Boards (IRB) and to perform ethical research practices in their community settings. There are already many hurdles for research that respectfully engages with communities. Through the use of interactive training, this program strives to reduce or remove some of these

  • University Of Rochester

    The goal of the core training modules is to cultivate advanced understanding of research topics. Each of the ten learning modules covers a different topic area.

  • University Of Southern California

    This course introduces the mission and processes of Clinical and Translational Research (CTR). It demonstrates approaches to formulating and writing research questions and hypotheses appropriate to CTR.

  • About the Job The CEARCH Assistant Director builds and nurtures relationships across different communities and the University; works collaboratively with the CEARCH Management Council, CEARCH leadership, and CTSI faculty and staff to develop, lead and sustain community-engaged research initiatives, programs and activities; and manages a portfolio of operations, projects and collaborations