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Advancing Health Through Community-Engaged Research: Successful & Emerging Approaches A Symposium

Save The Date: March 31, 2015

The Heldrich Hotel in New Brunswick will be the site for a symposium on Advancing Health Through Community-Engaged Research. This will be a featured event of the Greater New Brunswick Community Health Collaborative and the Rutgers University Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research. The goal of this day-long symposium (8:30-4:30 pm) is to raise awareness and increase knowledge among Rutgers health researchers and community partners of how locally-based participatory research strategies can be leveraged to improve community health and advance health equity in the diverse communities in and around New Brunswick.

Invited speakers include national experts on community-partnered participatory health improvement research (Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, MD, PhD, Professor of Clinical Internal Medicine, UC Davis School of Medicine, Director, Center for Reducing Health Disparities and Director of the Community Engagement Program of the UC Davis Clinical Translational Science Center; Kenneth Wells, MD, MPH, Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine and Professor of Health Services, UCLA School of Public Health, and Senior Scientist, RAND; Loretta Jones, MA, Director, Healthy African American Families-Los Angeles; and Michelle Lyn, MBA, MHA, Chief, Division of Community Health & Associate Director, Center for Community Health Research, Duke Translational Medicine Institute).

Through this event, participants will have the opportunity to learn from each other and to contribute to redefining the role of academic research institutions in community health improvement efforts both locally and nationally.

Call for Posters
The Symposium will also include an interactive poster session featuring best practices in community-engaged research conducted by Rutgers-affiliated investigators (faculty, staff, or students) in collaboration with one or more community partners.

For additional information please contact - Nirvana Petlick, npetlick@ifh.rutgers.edu

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