3nd Annual Symposium 

Community Engaged Research: Exploring the Reach, Impact & Value

November 8, 2013

Symposium Cover Story

For Symposium Agenda, Presentations Slides and Recordings, Poster Abstracts, Posters, visit:

http://escholarship.umassmed.edu/chr_symposium/

Talking…Sharing…Listening… Questioning…

These are some of the activities that people did during our 3nd Annual Research Symposium on November 8, 2013 titled Community Engaged Research: Exploring the Reach, Impact & Value.   The day was very lively, with 127 people representing UMass and other universities and community organizations throughout Massachusetts.

A poster kicked-off the day, with lively discussions buzzing around 45 posters.   

Our first plenary speaker, Dr. Linda Silka from the University of Maine, shared her guidance and experience  creating research partnerships in her presentation  titled: Overcoming Obstacles Together: Creating a New Future for Research Partnerships. If you would like to see her presentation and slides, click here.

Our second plenary speaker, Dr. Laura Punnett, ScD, UMass Lowell, shared her workplace experience with community engaged research  in her presentation  titled: Workplace As Community: Influence of Working Conditions on Health Behaviors.

In the afternoon, three breakout sessions were held where people met in smaller groups.

  • Translating Research into Reality: Reducing Health Disparities & Lowering Hospital Readmission Rates

Brian Jack, MD, Boston University School of Medicine

  • Implementing Evidence-Based Best Practices: Roxbury and Kenya Heart and Sole

Eileen Stuart-Shor, PhD, ANP, FAHA, FAAN, UMass Boston

  • The Ethical Value and Challenges of Community-Engaged Research

David R. Buchanan, DrPH, UMass Amherst

Frank Robinson, PhD, Partners for a Healthier Community, Springfield, MA

At the conclusion of the symposium, we co-sponsored a Regional Consortium of Community-Engaged Gerontology Researchers meeting to further explore a shared research agenda. The meeting was attended by 14 individuals from academic and community institutions throughout Massachusetts.

For Symposium Agenda, Presentations Slides and Recordings, Poster Abstracts, Posters, visit:

http://escholarship.umassmed.edu/chr_symposium/