MICHR 2013 Community Engagement Symposium

This Tuesday will mark the 5th Annual MICHR Community Engagement Symposium.

The Symposium will take place from 8 AM-4PM at the University of Michigan North Campus Research Complex, Building 18 (map).


The theme of this year’s symposium The Power of Partnerships: Improving Research and Health Outcomes will focus on the importance of community involvement and leadership in the research process and how both communities and researchers benefit from partnership approaches.

The expected schedule for the symposium is:

8-10 AM:                        Registration & Breakfast

8:30-1o AM:                 Poster Session

10-10:15 AM:               Welcome & Opening Remarks by Dr. Mark Zimmerman the Co-Director of Community Engagement with Community-Based Organizations, OPIS, MICHR, Director, Prevention Research Center of Michigan & Michigan Youth Violence Prevention Center

10:15-11:45 AM:           Keynote Presentation on The Importance of Community Academic Partnership in Clinical and Translational Research by Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, the Director of theCenter for Reducing Health Disparities & Community Engagement Program of the Clinical Translational Science Center & Alan Richmond, the Director of the North Carolina Institute for Minority and Economic Development

11:45 – 1:00 PM:          Networking Lunch

1:00 – 1:15 PM:                Break

1:15 – 2:15 PM:            Workshop/Panel Sessions 1

  • Culturally-Tailored Community-Based: Recruitment Approaches That Work
  • Community Leaders Across the U.S. Call for Health Research Equity and Impact
  • The Art of Dissemination: Sharing Your Work With Diverse Audiences
  • Strategies for Building and Sustaining Equitable, Effective Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) Partnerships
  • Finding Funding Opportunities and Strengthening Grant Proposals for Health Research

2:15 – 2:30 PM:              Break

2:30 – 3:30 PM:                Workshop/Panel Sessions 2*

  • *All workshops/panel sessions REPEAT

3:30 – 3:45 PM:              Break

3:45 – 4:30 PM:                  Poster Awards & Closing Comments

To learn more about this wonderful event, visit here. Sponsors of this event include: The Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living, Ann Arbor District Library, Ann Arbor YMCA, City Connect Detroit, 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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