This year's live Community Engagement and Research Symposium has been transformed into a series of webinars in Fall 2020. The webinar presentations are archived on this website - scroll to the bottom of this page.

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 CommunityEngagement@umassmed.edu.

Materials and Presentations
2020
Tuesday, September 22nd
8:00 AM

Presentation Descriptions: Community Engagement and Research Symposium Webinar Series 2020

Community Engagement and Research Symposium

8:00 AM

Speaker Biographies: Community Engagement and Research Symposium Webinar Series 2020

Community Engagement and Research Symposium

8:00 AM

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

Wednesday, October 14th
1:00 PM

A criminal justice-engaged research collaborative: Findings and lessons learned from Western Massachusetts

Elizabeth Evans, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Ed Hayes, Franklin County Sheriff's Office

1:00 PM

Thursday, October 29th
3:00 PM

Developing a Strategic Plan for Community Based Research in Springfield

Paul A. Pirraglia, University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate
Andrew Balder, University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate
Cristina Huebner Torres, Caring Health Center
Peter K. Lindenauer, University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate
Frank Robinson, Baystate Health
Kathleen L. Szegda, University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate

3:00 PM

Monday, November 16th
11:00 AM

Strategies for Reducing Adverse Outcomes for Criminal Justice-Involved Populations

Ekaterina Pivovarova, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Warren J. Ferguson, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Meaghan Dupuis, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Dyana Nickl, University of Massachusetts Medical School

11:00 AM