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Community-Driven Research Day 2017

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A new approach for sharing research

Friday, March 3, 2017
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Johns Hopkins Welch Medical Library, 2nd floor
1900 E. Monument Street
Baltimore, MD 21205

1:00 - 3:00 p.m. — “Speed dating” session between participating community-based organizations and researchers
3:00 - 3:30 p.m. — Closing presentation
3:30 - 4:00 p.m. — Networking and refreshments

Download the catalog of participants here

What is Community-Driven Research Day?
Community-Driven Research Day provides an opportunity for community-based organizations and city agencies to have a greater role in the research process, by elevating their needs and identifying activities that would benefit from the support of researchers. This event helps match the skills of the local research community with community-defined research needs.

This year, Community-Driven Research Day will focus on five areas related to public health:
    •  Addiction and Overdose
    •  Environmental Challenges
    •  Obesity and the Food System
    •  Risks to Adolescent Health
    •  Violence

How does Community-Driven Research Day work?
Community projects selected to participate will each have a table to display information about their organization, projects, and research priorities. In “speed dating”-style, interested researchers will rotate throughout the room at prescribed times to learn more about organizations in their interest area and see if there are mutually beneficial opportunities for collaborating. Attendees will also have the opportunity to discuss collaborations during the networking session. Light refreshments will be served.

Funding Opportunity
The UHI will offer up to $15,000 in each of the five focal areas to support community-university collaborations that result from participating in Community-Driven Research Day.  Faculty and students submitting the application must be affiliated with Johns Hopkins University and are required to partner with a community agency or community leader and vice versa. Projects must be focused on Baltimore. 


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