Congratulations to the 2014 Office for Community Engagement in Research Demonstration Project awardees
The Community Engagement in Research Core of the Mayo Clinic Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCaTS) promotes the engagement of pertinent stakeholder communities in the planning, execution and dissemination of research. It seeks to make such engagement the norm.
Engagement of pertinent stakeholders is considered central to the successful translation of early research into impact in humans, in patients, in practices and in population health. In pursuit of this vision, CCaTS supports investigators and communities through consultations and education and funds demonstration projects.
The Community Engagement in Research Demonstration Projects seek to study new methods and approaches, validate measures of community engagement, and evaluate community engagement activities embedded in ongoing clinical and translational research programs.
The 2014 Demonstration Project awardees and their project titles are:
- Megan A. Morris, Ph.D., Health Sciences Research<
Development of Methods for Engaging Patients With a Range of Disabilities in Patient Advisory Committees
- Mark L. Wieland, M.D., Primary Care Internal Medicine
Healthy Immigrant Families: Evaluation of Engagement Processes in a Community-Based Participatory Research Program
These awardees will work with CCaTS staff in the execution of their projects, and the lessons learned will be used for education and support of other investigators. This is the first time these Demonstration Project funds have been awarded. A new round of awards will be announced in the fall of 2014.
Questions can be addressed to the CCaTS Community Engagement in Research area. Email OCER@mayo.edu or call 507-255-9173.