Weill Cornell CTSC Hosts Community Research Symposium

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On December 2, 2015, the Weill Cornell Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC) brought together a packed audience of researchers and community members for the inaugural Community Research Symposium: Opportunities and Tools for Conducting Community Research.

DSC_0993This engaging, thought-provoking meeting introduced participants to the principles and practices of community-based participatory research (CBPR), an approach in which researchers and community members come together as partners in setting the research agenda; conducting, analyzing, and interpreting research; and facilitating the translation of findings into better public health.


In practice, CBPR may play an important role in the translation of clinical research into public health initiatives, by combining the traditional practices of biomedical research with community outreach, education, and social action in order to promote health, prevent disease, and redress health disparities in diverse communities.

The formal portion of the symposium concluded with a panel discussion that included CTSC Community Engagement and Research team members and was moderated by Cornell University Cooperative Extension-New York City Executive Director Jennifer Tiffany. Read the full story here.