Openings Remarks/Welcome

Consuelo H. Wilkins, MD, MSCI

Executive Director, Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance

Associate Professor of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Meharry Medical Collehe

Charles P.Mouton, MD, MS

Vice Dean, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

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Opening Plenary Session: Critical Issues in the Science of Community Engaged Research

Promise, Partnership and Process: Perspectives of a Clinical Researcher

L. Ebony Boulware, MD, MPH

Professor and Chief, Division of Internal Medicine and Vice Dean for Translational Science, Duke University School of Medicine

A Community Perspective on Engaged Research

Sharon F. Terry, MA

President and CEO, Genetic Alliance

The Value of Time and Effort in Community Engagement: A Community Perspective

Melvin Jackson, MSPH

Consultant, Community-Campus Partnerships for Health

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Special Session

National Microbiome Initiative: Opportunities for Research and Policy

Jo Handelsman, PhD

Associate Director for Science, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

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Plenary Session II: Metrics and Measurement in Community Engaged Research

Moderated by Laura Forsythe, PhD, MPH

Associate Director, Evaluation and Analysis; Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)

Evaluating CBPR/Community Engagement: Emerging Best Practices and Ways to Measure Them

Nina Wallerstein, DrPH

Director, Center for Participatory Research at the University of New Mexico

How Do We Assess Authenticity?

C. Daniel Mullins, PhD

Chair, Health Services Research at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

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Plenary Session III: Novel Approaches to Training Researchers and Stakeholders in Community Engaged Research

Moderated by Cheryl Ann Boyce, PhD

Chief, Implementation Science Brach; Center for Translational Research and Implementation Sciences; National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

Urban Canyons, High Plains and Mountain Tops: Engaging Diverse Communities in Diverse Settings of Colorado

Donald Nease, Jr., MD

Director of Community Engagement and Research, University of Colorado-Denver, Colorado, CTSI

The Community-Engaged Scholars Program: A Partnership for Research

Carolyn Jenkins, DrPH, MSH

Director, Center for Community Health Partnerships, Medical University of South Carolina

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Closing Session

Engagement of Communities at NCATS

Christopher P. Austin, MD

Director, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of Health

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