Engaging Stakeholders in Early Translational Research

Track: Health Equity and Community Engagement

Session Number: 1009
Date: Thu, Apr 20th, 2017
Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM


Community-engaged research is increasingly important across the spectrum of translational research and its prominence was further fueled by a 2013 Institute of Medicine report, which recommended communities be involved in all phases of research. Effective methods of engagement can enhance study design, increase public trust, increase participation, and improve uptake of research findings. Despite its potential benefits, community engagement is rarely implemented in early translational research and innovative approaches are needed to facilitate engagement. In this session, speakers will discuss novel strategies to engaging community members in basic and early translational research and opportunities to fully integrate the public in the earliest translational phases.
Session Type: Panel Discussion

Discipline: None
Session Type: Panel Discussion

Discipline: None


Tabia Henry Akintobi, PhD, MPH
Associate Dean, Community Engagement
Emory University
Speaker 1
Jonathan Tobin, PhD
President/CEO & Co-Dir, Community Engaged Research
Rockefeller University
Speaker 2
Rhonda G Kost, MD
Clinical Research Officer
Rockefeller University