The IIMS is pleased to invite you to the virtual 2022 IIMS Community Engagement Symposium: Building Trust and Working Together for Authentic Community-Campus Partnerships on December 1 and 2, 2022.  This free online event is open to community members, healthcare practitioners, researchers, and students!

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Scientific translation describes the process of taking research discoveries from basic lab science to clinical practice, and into community interventions for public health benefit.  Community engagement is important for the translation of research findings. Not only is it important for identifying priority health topics for the community, but it is vital for increasing the reach, effectiveness, and adoption of findings. This Symposium will address how community-campus partnerships (between a community group and researchers) can build trust and work together to successfully conduct health research that matters to the community.

Plenary Speakers

Academic Investigator: Shawnita Sealy-Jefferson, PhD, MPH – Associate Professor at Ohio State University, College of Public Health

Community Co-Presenter: to be announced, soon

Our goals are to showcase current projects within different phases of the translational spectrum for possible future collaborations; (2) to identify methods for engaging the community in all phases of research; and (3) to build the capacity of community members and researchers interested in community-campus partnerships.

Learning Together! Watch Parties

Make connections and bring important health information to your community! Help bridge the digital divide and host a live watch party of the Symposium in your community. Limited funds available for watch parties held in South Texas and hosted by Community Health Workers. Read more here.

Event Details

  • Meenakshi Rani
  • Jeannette Santos
  • Monica Palomo

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