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CCTST Fall Speaker Series
Date: Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011 - Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011


The CCTST Community Engagement Core will offer free presentations and special events October 4-5, 2011 as part of its Fall Speaker Series.
"Partnering with Communities to Improve Health through Translational Science” is the seminar topic on Tuesday, Oct. 4 from noon to 1 p.m. in Room E-351 of the UC Medical Sciences Building (MSB).

Featured speakers are Keith Norris, MD, professor of medicine and assistant dean for clinical and translational sciences, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine and Loretta Jones, founder and director of Healthy African American Families (HAAF), a non-profit agency improving health outcomes of minority populations in South Los Angeles through education, training and collaborative partnerships.

From 1-2 p.m. Norris and Jones will lead an interactive session/panel discussion on how to:
  • implement the principles of community engaged research
  • address the challenges of conducting community engaged and translational research
  • and identify strategies for developing equitable and assets-based community-academic partnerships.
RSVP to by Friday, Sept. 30 to reserve a box lunch.

Additional events with Dr. Norris and Ms. Jones that are free and open to the public include:
• Community Forum and Dinner, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 6 P.M. "Improving Health through Effective Community Partnerships: What We Know and What We Don't Know." Cincinnati History Museum of the Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal. RSVP required.

• Community Forum and Coffee Hour, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 10-11:30 a.m. "Building On Assets to Improve Health in Our Communities." United Way of Greater Cincinnati, 5/3 Convening Center, 2400 Reading Road. RSVP requested.

For more information:

Contact Teresa Smith at (513) 803-0917 or

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