Community and Collaboration

  • University of Florida faculty are leading a multistate team to boost COVID-19 and influenza vaccination rates in parts of the country where health care skepticism is common and vaccination rates are low. With the emergence of the highly contagious omicron COVID-19 variant, experts say it is more important than ever to provide people with information and access to protective vaccines. The Our
  • Episode Summary: Dr. Tara Mehta and her partners at Urban Initiatives talk about their efforts to improve children’s mental health by teaching recreational staff how to promote social-emotional learning during recess. Featured Researchers & Partners: Tara Mehta, PhD Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology Department of Psychiatry, UIC College of Medicine Consultant, CCTS Community Engagement &
  • The de Beaumont Foundation recently recognized Chao Yang of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at the University of Minnesota as one of the “40 under 40 in Public Health.” Yang is the Assistant Director of CTSI's Community Engagement to Advance Research and Community Health (CEARCH) function. The award recognizes leaders in public health who are improving the health of

  • Efforts to educate and promote the COVID-19 vaccine continue and rates have gone up, but there are still communities struggling to get vaccinated. Whether low vaccination rates are due to misinformation or lack of accessibility, it has become apparent that not all communities in the U.S. are suffering in the same ways from the COVID-19 pandemic. Several groups in California have made it their

  • 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
  • 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

  • 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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    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Residents of Pennsylvania rural communities often face different health challenges than those who live in cities. Rural county physicians like Dr. George Garrow see the challenges first-hand. Garrow is the chief medical officer of The Primary Health Network, a federally qualified health center based in Mercer County. Federally qualified health centers are part of a program of the Health Resources
  • Stanford Medicine Office of Community Engagement
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    Stanford University

    Join Stanford Medicine Office of Community Engagement for the 6th Virtual Town Hall on the COVID-19 outbreak, focusing on Vaccine Clinical Trials. Topics will include: How do vaccine clinical trials work? What do we know about the current vaccine trials underway in the United States? How do we know if it’s safe to participate in a trial? Who can/should participate in vaccine trials? Perspectives

  • The Tillamook County Wellness (TCW) coalition, of which the Oregon CTSA (OCTRI) is a member and key supporter, scored a big win recently when Tillamook Adventist Health’s newly-created Community Well-Being Division absorbed TCW’s Wellness Coordinator position – as well as the person filling it – to head Adventist’s new Division. This move was an important step, because it confirms the importance

  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center
    The Meharry-Vanderbilt Community Engaged Research Core (CERC) at the Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (VICTR) works to bring together academic researchers and community members to improve community health and healthcare through community-engaged research. The Community Engagement (CE) Studio is one of the unique services developed by CERC to further this mission. The CE
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    Oregon Health and Science University

    OHSU is joining forces with MIT Hacking Medicine and academic and industry partners from across the Pacific Northwest to bring you the inaugural OHSU Invent-a-thon, a virtual health hackathon, October 23–25, 2020.  MIT Hacking Medicine events have directly led to the creation of numerous successful companies, gaining over $250 million in funding, and even a billion-dollar acquisition. The ideas

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    University Of Wisconsin-Madison

    The UW Collaborative Center for Health Equity and the All of Us Wisconsin Research Program at UW-Madison are delighted to co-sponsor a community education virtual event with the Foundation for Black Women’s Wellness this Saturday, August 29th from 11 am to 1 pm. We have an outstanding line-up of local and national experts to contribute to a conversation moderated by the Foundation’s Founder and

  • ATRN Virtual Conference 2020
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    Wake Forest University Health Sciences
    Save the Date for this Virtual Conference! September 22-23, 2020 - Tuesday, September 22: 9:45 AM - 12:20 PM - Wednesday, September 23: 9:45 AM - 12:45 PM The Wake Forest School of Medicine Clinical and Translational Science Institute (WFSM CTSI) will host the 10th Annual Summit on September 22-23, 2020. The Summit will be abbreviated and held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Upon
  • To mitigate risk of COVID-19, two University of Minnesota (UMN) researchers are analyzing factors such as race, economic stability, living environment, education, and more to get a more comprehensive, holistic picture of health.
  • Community Town Hall Event
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    Stanford University
    Join Stanford School of Medicine’s Office of Community Engagement for a virtual Town Hall on the COVID-19 outbreak. A panel of health experts will: Provide trusted evidence and resources on the epidemiology and medical management of COVID-19 Discuss current recommendations for shelter-at-home and social distancing Share latest COVID-19 research efforts at Stanford Answer community submitted
  • Poster depicting the work of the Indiana CTSI Monon Collaborative.  This initiative is working with community and partners to tackle health inequities and poor health outcomes in Indiana.
    Indiana University

    Wiehe S, Hardwick E, Hudson B, Hege T, and Shekhar A Indiana currently ranks 41st out of 50 states in health with the life expectancy of some zip codes being dramatically worse than others. In fact, a study by Weathers et al (2015)[i] showed that persons living within particular Indianapolis neighborhoods lived, on average, fourteen years less than persons living fourteen miles to the north along

  • The CTSC Community and Collaboration Component has selected six multidisciplinary research teams to turn collective ideas into translational research projects, with a special focus on the integration of community, clinical and industry stakeholders as part of the endeavor. Teams range from six to 18 investigators from all eight schools and colleges at the university. The overall goal of the