November 10, 2020

Community-Engaged Research Symposium to Advance Health Equity focuses on coronavirus now and in future

The 2020 Community-Engaged Research Symposium to Advance Health Equity will create a space for community stakeholders and academic researchers to network, share research priorities and advance community-engaged science focused on the impact of the coronavirus now and for the future.

This virtual symposium is supported, in part, by Wayne State University’s Office of the Vice President for Research, the Office of Community Engaged Research and the Center for Urban Responses to Environmental Stressors, and the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute’s Office of Cancer Health Equity and Community Engagement.

The symposium is scheduled for Dec. 1 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Dec. 2 from 10 a.m. to noon.

Sessions will include:

Dec. 1
8 a.m.: Welcome

8:30 a.m.: Academic Keynote Address Panel - The National Cancer Institute COVID-19 Survey Consortium: Working with Communities to Understand the Impact of COVID-19
Isabel Scarinci, Ph.D., M.P.H., professor and associate director of Faculty Development and Education, Division of Preventive Medicine, and associate director for Globalization and Cancer Disparities, Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Electra Paskett, Ph.D., the Marion N. Rowley Professor of Cancer Research and director; professor of the Division of Epidemiology, College of Public Health, and associate director of Population Sciences and Community Outreach, Comprehensive Cancer Center Ohio State University

Evelinn Borrayo, Ph.D., professor of Psychology at Colorado State University, associate center director of Community Outreach and Engagement for the University of Colorado Cancer Center, and associate director of Latino Research and Policy Center at the University of Colorado, Denver

Hayley Thompson, Ph.D., WSU professor of Oncology and associate center director of Community Outreach and Engagement

10:15 a.m.: Break

10:30 a.m.: Academic Research Toward Mutually Beneficial Collaboration (panel) Negotiating Research Collaborations with Academic Researchers

11:30 a.m.: Community Perspectives Across the Lifespan

12:30 to 3:30 p.m.: Afternoon break

3:30 p.m.: Celebrating Community Engagement Around Detroit

4:30 p.m.: Updates on COVID-19 Research and Partnerships in Detroit

5:45 p.m.: Adapted Engagement During a Pandemic: Effective strategies and best practices in connecting with communities during COVID-19 – digital divide. Dealing with disruptions due to the pandemic: How have research partnerships adapted?

6:30 p.m.: Community Keynote Address Panel

Members of the Governor’s Coronavirus Disparities Task Force: Jametta Lilly, chief executive officer of the Detroit Parent Network, and Mona Makki, director of ACCESS Community Health and Research Center

7:15 p.m.: Wrap-up and evaluation

Dec. 2
10 a.m. to noon: CEnR in Practice Workshop: This session will offer community stakeholders, academic faculty and students training in either a topic relevant to CEnR in diverse populations or specific CEnR methods. The presenter will be Christie Drew, Ph.D., chief of the Program Analysis Branch of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences of the National Institutes of Health, speaking on evaluation training, logic model and metrics.

Learn more and register here.

For more information, contact Julie O'Connor at 313-577-8845 or julie.oconnor@wayne.edu.