This year's live Community Engagement and Research Symposium has been transformed into a series of webinars in Fall 2020. The webinar presentations will be archived on this website.

The 9th Annual Community Engagement and Research Symposium is part of the five-campus clinical and translational science movement across the University of Massachusetts. It is sponsored by the UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science (UMCCTS) Community Engagement and Research Section.

Goal of the Symposium: To build our shared capacity to address health issues in communities throughout Massachusetts by creating opportunities for people to meet each other, learn more about each other’s work and interests, and make connections and plan for future collaborative work.

Audience: Community leaders and legislators, faculty and staff from all five UMass campuses, and organizations and institutions interested in partnered research.

The UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science is part of a national Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) led by the National Institutes of Health's National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS). This Symposium is supported through grant number UL1TR001453. Questions? Contact

Materials and Presentations
Tuesday, September 22nd
1:00 PM

The Opioid-related Syndemic in Rural Northern New England: Findings from the DISCERNNE Study

Peter D. Friedmann, University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate

1:00 PM