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Community-engaged Research in Translational Science:
Innovations to Improve Health in Appalachia


Thanks to all who attended!

September 22, 2020 - September 23, 2020

See the write up below provided by CTSI:

2 Days. 100+ Attendees. 39 session speakers. 8 sponsoring institutions.
The 10th annual ATRN Health Summit was a great success. The theme? Community-Engaged Research in Translational Science: Innovations to Improve Health in Appalachia. Attendees experienced seminars focusing on current research designed to understand and reduce health disparities in Appalachian populations, identifying innovative approaches to community-engaged research. Goals included strengthening new and old research partnerships, networks, and mentoring relationships, with an aim to prioritize future Appalachia-focused studies.

Conference days opened with welcomes from such speakers as Joni Rutter, PhD, Deputy Director of the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS); Victor Isler, MHA, MSW, LCS, Chair of Wake Forest CTSI’s Community Stakeholder Advisory Committee and Director of Forsyth County Department of Social Services; and Donald McClain, MD, PhD, Director of the Clinical and Translation Science Institute at Wake Forest School of Medicine.

Pennsylvania State University will host ATRN Health Summit 2021.



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