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About the Workshop

The Transdisciplinary Community-based Participatory Research Training Workshop will be held at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) from June 11-13, 2020. The workshop will take place on the UTHSC campus, aside from an evening reception and tour at the National Civil Rights Museum. The 2 ½ day workshop will train 50 individuals to successfully conduct Community-based Participatory Research (CBPR) cancer research. 

  • Trainees will learn how to create and sustain community partnerships in order to meaningfully impact cancer health disparities.
  • Trainees will have the opportunity to dialogue with nationally-recognized experts in CBPR who will present on a variety of CBPR components and discuss exemplars in CBPR research across the cancer continuum. 
  • Trainees will take part in a poverty simulation experience during which they will role-play living in poverty in order to better understand the experiences of medically-underserved patients.
  • Trainees will have the opportunity to develop their own study ideas and receive feedback from CBPR experts. 
  • Trainees will be paired with a mentor through the National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN).
  • Trainees will receive ongoing mentorship and guidance for one year after the workshop.

The workshop is designed to achieve two major goals. First, it is designed to increase knowledge about CBPR principles, Social Determinants of Health (SDOH), and cancer health disparities and foster practical application of CBPR principles through training, skill building, and feedback. Second, the workshop is designed for participants to have opportunities for ongoing research mentorship and peer support to facilitate and accelerate the application of their acquired knowledge and skills to real-world cancer health disparities research projects. 

This workshop is offered at no-cost to attendees (no tuition or registration fee). Attendees will be responsible for their travel costs.
To accommodate workshop trainees traveling with families, licensed sitters will be available to provide childcare and adult care services. The buildings and workshop spaces are accessible by persons with disabilities. Information regarding special accommodations will be available to participants at the time of registration.
Information is forthcoming. 
Information is forthcoming. 
UTHC Student Alumni Center (SAC)
800 Madison Avenue Memphis, TN 38103
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National Civil Rights Museum
450 Mulberry St.
Memphis, TN 38103

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Last Published: Mar 12, 2021