MICHR 2013 Community Engagement Symposium



Improving Research and health outcomes
March 19, 2013


Symposium Overview:

The purpose of MICHR's annual community engagement symposium is to enhance collaboration between researchers and community-based, nonprofit, and governmental organizations engaged in health research. The event provides networking, educational, and skill-building opportunities to build new and strengthen existing community-academic partnerships.

The 2013 symposium theme, "The Power of Partnerships: Improving Research and Health Outcomes," focused on the importance of community involvement and leadership in the research process and how all partners can benefit from community-based approaches. 

View the symposium agenda

View the poster abstracts

Click on the titles below to access slides and video from each session.

Keynote Presentation: The Importance of Community Academic Partnership in Clinical and Translational Research (SLIDES)

Keynote Presentation: Part 1 Video - Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola

Keynote Presentation: Part 2 Video - Alan Richmond

Keynote Presentation: Part 3 Video - Q&A

Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, Center for Reducing Health Disparities & Community Engagement Program of the Clinical Translational Science Center, University of California Davis; Alan Richmond, North Carolina Institute for Minority and Economic Development, Jobs and Leadership Development.

Culturally-Tailored Community-Based: Recruitment Approaches That Work
Facilitated by Kanchan Sehgal Lota, OPIS, MICHR; Don Vereen, U-M Substance Abuse Research Center, Prevention Research Center of Michigan; Astrid Fishstrom, Friese Lab, U-M School of Nursing; Charo Ledon, Casa Latina; Joan Kellenberg, Clinical and Health Research Recruitment Program, MICHR.

Community Leaders Across the U.S. Call for Health Research Equity and Impact
Karen Calhoun, Detroit Clinical Research Associate, MICHR; Alan Richmond

The Art of Dissemination: Sharing Your Work With Diverse Audiences
Facilitated by Celeste Choate, Services, Collections & Access, Ann Arbor District Library; Emily Greenberg, U-M School of Public Health, Ann Arbor YMCA; Jimena Loveluck, HIV/AIDS Resource Center; Fran Talsma, Policy Clinical Research Associate, MICHR; Jamie Racklyeft, Communications, MICHR

Strategies for Building and Sustaining Equitable, Effective Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) Partnerships
Barbara Israel, Detroit Community Academic Urban Research Center, U-M School of Public Health; Zachary Rowe, Executive Director, Friends of Parkside

Finding Funding Opportunities and Strengthening Grant Proposals for Health Research
Karen Downing, Foundation Center, U-M Hatcher Graduate Library; Debra Warrick, Pilot Grant Program, MICHR; Tamara Havermahl, Research Development Core, MICHR


Congratulations to our 2013 Poster Competition Awardees:
1st Place, Community Leadership and Participation Enhances Outcomes in the Encuesta Beunos Vecinos Project
Daniel Kruger, Charo Ledon, Adreanne Waller, Johanna Epstein, Glenda Isela Flores, Mikel Llanes, and Carrie Rheingans
2nd Place, Project Healthy Schools: Creating a Sustainable Middle-School Based Intervention to Prevent Childhood Obesity
Jean DeRussel-Weston, Lindsey Mitchell, Nicole Corriveau, Cathy Fitzgerald, Susan Aaronson, LaVaughn Palma-Davis, Roopa Gurm, Bruce Rogers, and Kim Eagle

Student Category
1st Place, Making Data Useful: Using Multiple Methods to Share the Results of a Community Health Survey to Improve Community Health Outcomes
Ashley Garrity, Alison Grodzinski, Susan Frazier-Kouassi, Susan Morrel-Samuels, and the Speak to Your Health! Survey Committee
2nd Place
, A Community-Based Participatory Approach to Using Social Media to Engage African-American Young Adults in an Online Intervention to Prevent HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infections
Alexandra Turner, Britnee Hawkins, Alison Grodzinski, Terrance Campbell, Susan Morrel-Samuels, Bettina Campbell, Tiffany Veinot, and Marc Zimmerman

Event Partners and Co-Sponsors:
The Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living, Ann Arbor District Library, Ann Arbor YMCA, City Connect Detroit, Community-Based Organization Partners, Friends of Parkside, the DECIDERS project, Prevention Research Center of Michigan, U-M School of Public Health Office of Public Health Practice, U-M Health System Program for Multicultural Health, and Washtenaw County Health Department.

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