The Science of Community-Engaged Research (CEnR)

The Science of Community-Engaged Research (CEnR)

This series provides training for investigators who wish to increase community participation within their research. This training aims to help investigators build a foundation to better understand how to fully engage the community in the research process – beginning with the research question.

Series Partners

This series is offered in partnership with the Seattle Children’s Center for Diversity and Health Equity and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Health Communication Research Center.

Who should attend?

This seminar series welcomes investigators at all stages of their career as well as a research assistants and research coordinators who conduct clinical, translational, or health services research. Researchers from Seattle Children’s Institute, the University of Washington, Fred Hutch, and other collaborating institutions are welcome to attend.

Location

Sessions are held in person at the UW School of Medicine, South Lake Union campus.

Upcoming & Past Events

Mar
8
Fri
Understanding the Science of Community-Engaged Research @ UW Medicine South Lake Union, Building C, 123
Mar 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Description

Partnership between communities and researchers is essential for improving human health. While many investigators are aware of the importance of engaging the community in the research process, there are still challenges in ‘how’ to accomplish this important task.

During this training, you will learn the key principles of community-engaged research (CEnR). From an introduction to the continuum of engagement to methods used to structure community engagement, you will learn where your research fits within the field and the next steps for engaging the community in your research.

Due to the high level of interactive training, this series is available as a hands-on, in-person experience only. 

Schedule of activities

  • 12:00 pm – 1:30pm: Seminar and lunch

Learning objectives

Attendees will leave with the following essential takeaways:

  • How to engage communities in research covering the full continuum of community engagement, from investigator-initiated through community-based participatory research
  • Strategies for identifying and connecting with the right community
  • Strategies for keeping the community engaged throughout the research process
  • Strategies for maintaining community relationship, beyond dissemination

About the speakers

Tumaini Rucker Coker, MD, MBA, is Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Washington, Director of Research at Seattle Children’s Center for Diversity & Health Equity, and Principal Investigator at the Seattle Children’s Research Institute Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development. Dr. Coker serves as co-director for the ITHS Integrating Special Populations program. Dr. Coker’s research focuses on community-partnered design and investigation of new and innovative methods of delivering primary care services to children in low-income families. She practices primary care at Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic.

Linda Ko, PhD, is the director of the Health Communication Research Center (HCRC). She is a behavioral scientist with expertise in the development, testing, evaluation, and dissemination of health communication strategies. Her work draws from the discipline of communication, marketing, social epidemiology, and social and behavioral sciences. Dr. Ko serves as co-director for the ITHS Community Engagement program. Her research aims to understand community’s behavior within the socio-cultural context, develop interventions that will address those behaviors and translate knowledge through community-based participatory research.

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Add event to your calendar 03/08/2019 12:00 PM 03/08/2019 1:30 PM America/Los_Angeles ITHS Science of Community-Engaged Research (CEnR) Series: Understanding the Science of Community-Engaged Research UW Medicine South Lake Union, Building C, Room 123, 850 Republican Street Seattle WA 98109 Partnership between communities and researchers is essential for improving human health. While many investigators are aware of the importance of engaging the community in the research process, there are still challenges in ‘how’ to accomplish this important task. During this training, you will learn the key principles of community-engaged research (CEnR). From an introduction to the continuum of engagement to methods used to structure community engagement, you will learn where your research fits within the field and the next steps for engaging the community in your research. More information: https://www.iths.org/?p=34072

Apr
23
Tue
Advanced Grant Writing for Community-Engaged Research @ UW Medicine South Lake Union, Building C, 123
Apr 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Description

Many funders, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH), look for community engagement within grant applications. Investigators increasingly need to be familiar with how to include this important work as a part of their grant applications.

This training will help you better understand how to incorporate community partners when writing grant applications. Learn about roles and responsibilities, helpful language in demonstrating partnership, drafting a community-engaged research (CEnR) budget, and how to demonstrate the contribution of CEnR in your grant application.

Due to the high level of interactive training, this series is available as a hands-on, in-person experience only. 

Schedule of activities

  • 12:00 pm – 1:30pm: Seminar and lunch

Learning objectives

By the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • Describe the value of the community in a grant proposal that includes community-engaged research (CEnR).
  • Identify successful CEnR components in a grant application.
  • Discuss the role of the community during the writing and submission process, pre-award and post-award.

About the speakers

Tumaini Rucker Coker, MD, MBA, is Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Washington, Director of Research at Seattle Children’s Center for Diversity & Health Equity, and Principal Investigator at the Seattle Children’s Research Institute Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development. Dr. Coker serves as co-director for the ITHS Integrating Special Populations program. Dr. Coker’s research focuses on community-partnered design and investigation of new and innovative methods of delivering primary care services to children in low-income families. She practices primary care at Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic.

Linda Ko, PhD, is the director of the Health Communication Research Center (HCRC). She is a behavioral scientist with expertise in the development, testing, evaluation, and dissemination of health communication strategies. Her work draws from the discipline of communication, marketing, social epidemiology, and social and behavioral sciences. Dr. Ko serves as co-director for the ITHS Community Engagement program. Her research aims to understand community’s behavior within the socio-cultural context, develop interventions that will address those behaviors and translate knowledge through community-based participatory research.

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Add event to your calendar 04/23/2019 12:00 PM 04/23/2019 1:30 PM America/Los_Angeles ITHS Science of Community-Engaged Research (CEnR) Series: Advanced Grant Writing for Community-Engaged Research Many funders, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH), look for community engagement within grant applications. Investigators increasingly need to be familiar with how to include this important work as a part of their grant applications. This training will help you better understand how to incorporate community partners when writing grant applications. Learn about roles and responsibilities, helpful language in demonstrating partnership, drafting a community-engaged research (CEnR) budget, and how to demonstrate the contribution of CEnR in your grant application. More information: https://www.iths.org/?p=34073

Jun
25
Tue
Academic Productivity & Community-Engaged Research @ UW Medicine South Lake Union, Building C, 123
Jun 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Description

A major challenge for academic researchers is how to translate their work into academic productivity. In community-engaged research (CEnR), there are key strategies that can help you transform this process into important academic outputs such as grant writing, scientific journals, presentations at scientific conferences, networking, and collaboration.

During this session, we will describe best methods for publishing community partnership development work, including community-academic partnership building, formative research, and intervention development.

Due to the high level of interactive training, this series is available as a hands-on, in-person experience only. 

Schedule of activities

  • 12:00 pm – 1:30pm: Seminar and lunch

Learning objectives

By the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • Identify ways to transform the community-engaged partnership process into academic productivity.
  • Identify barriers to academic productivity and find solutions to address those barriers in the next six months.
  • Identify ways to operationalize community-engaged research (CEnR) skills into an area of expertise.

About the speakers

Tumaini Rucker Coker, MD, MBA, is Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Washington, Director of Research at Seattle Children’s Center for Diversity & Health Equity, and Principal Investigator at the Seattle Children’s Research Institute Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development. Dr. Coker serves as co-director for the ITHS Integrating Special Populations program. Dr. Coker’s research focuses on community-partnered design and investigation of new and innovative methods of delivering primary care services to children in low-income families. She practices primary care at Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic.

Linda Ko, PhD, is the director of the Health Communication Research Center (HCRC). She is a behavioral scientist with expertise in the development, testing, evaluation, and dissemination of health communication strategies. Her work draws from the discipline of communication, marketing, social epidemiology, and social and behavioral sciences. Dr. Ko serves as co-director for the ITHS Community Engagement program. Her research aims to understand community’s behavior within the socio-cultural context, develop interventions that will address those behaviors and translate knowledge through community-based participatory research.

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Add event to your calendar 06/25/2019 12:00 PM 06/25/2019 1:30 PM America/Los_Angeles ITHS Science of Community-Engaged Research (CEnR) Series: Academic Productivity & Community-Engaged Research UW Medicine South Lake Union, Building C, Room 123, 850 Republican Street Seattle WA 98109 A major challenge for academic researchers is how to translate their work into academic productivity. In community-engaged research (CEnR), there are key strategies that can help you transform this process into important academic outputs such as grant writing, scientific journals, presentations at scientific conferences, networking, and collaboration. During this session, we will describe best methods for publishing community partnership development work, including community-academic partnership building, formative research, and intervention development. More information: https://www.iths.org/?p=34074

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