March 25, 2019

Second annual Community-Engaged Research Symposium set for June 17

Wayne State University and the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute will present their second annual Community-Engaged Research Symposium: Implementing Strategies for Inclusive Research, on June 17.

The symposium will run from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the Margherio Family Conference Center at the Wayne State University School of Medicine.

The symposium is a free, one-day event focused on community engagement in health research, particularly cancer and cardiovascular disease. The meeting will provide opportunities for researchers and community members to learn about and discuss the benefits of community-engaged research, as well as its challenges, and strategies for conducting such research successfully. The meeting will also present the opportunity to learn from and network with community stakeholders who have identified relevant research priorities for their communities.

Guest speakers will include:

Phoenix Matthews, Ph.D., University of Illinois, whose expertise is in engaging LGBTQ communities in smoking cessation research.

Derek Griffith, Ph.D., of Vanderbilt University, who specializes in increasing the participation of African-American men in chronic disease management research.

Professor Scout, Ph.D., deputy director of the National LGBT Cancer Project, Boston University School of Public Health, whose expertise is in opportunities and challenges in funding and conducting LGBTQ health research.

Vicki Johnson-Lawrence, Ph.D., Michigan State University, who specializes in community trauma.
Katrina Ellis, Ph.D., University of Michigan, with expertise in achieving academic success as a community-engaged researcher.

Vickie Sapp, Ph.D., Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, with expertise in cultural competency in research.

Register here.

For more information, contact Lezina Topciu at 313-576-8259 or

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