3rd Annual Community Engagement and Research Symposium

Community Engaged Research: Exploring the Reach, Impact & Value

Friday, November 8, 2013; 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Albert Sherman Center, UMass Medical School, Worcester, MA

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Posters with Abstracts

Community and Academic Posters on Escholarship


Plenary Sessions

Overcoming Obstacles Together: Creating a New Future for Research Partnerships
Linda Silka, PhD
Professor, School of Economics
Director, Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center, University of Maine 

Workplace As Community: Influence of Working Conditions on Health Behaviors
Laura Punnett, ScD
Professor, Department of Work Environment
Co-Director, Center to Promote Health in the New England Workplace
Senior Associate, Center for Women and Work
University of Massachusetts Lowell University Professor 2011-2016

Concurrent Sessions

The ethical value and challenges of community-engaged research

David R. Buchanan, DrPH
Professor and Director of the Institute for Global Health
Community Health Education, School of Public Health & Health Sciences
UMass Amherst

Frank Robinson, PhD
Executive Director
Partners for a Healthier Community, Springfield


Implementing Evidence-Based Best Practices: Roxbury and Kenya Heart and Sole (slides not available)
Eileen Stuart-Shor, PhD, ANP, FAHA, FAAN
Program Director; Roxbury and Kenya Heart and Sole
Associate Professor, UMass Boston, College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Nurse Practitioner; Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center


Translating Research into Reality: Reducing Health Disparities & Lowering Hospital Readmission Rates (slides not available)
Brian Jack, MD
Chair of Family Medicine
Boston University School of Medicine

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