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CTSI Symposium to Highlight Research That Engages Communities

The UCSF Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) invites the campus community to a symposium, titled “Effecting Change in Health and Health Care: The Power of Community-Engaged Research.” The symposium is scheduled for Friday, March 13, from noon to 4 p.m. in Carr Auditorium at San Francisco General Hospital. The symposium features a plenary lecture, titled “The Meaning of Translational Research and Why It Matters,” by Steven Woolf, MD, MPH, professor in the departments of family medicine and epidemiology and community health at Virginia Commonwealth University. He is this year’s UCSF Robert Crede Visiting Primary Care Professor. The title of his talk is taken from a commentary Woolf published last year in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Translational research implies more than using knowledge gained through fundamental research to invent new drugs and health care procedures and to endorse them or commercialize them for medical practice, Woolf argues. Translational research also refers to studies that aim to identify better ways to promote the adaptation of public health and medical best practices. Too few resources are dedicated to this mode of translational research, according to Woolf. For example, this type of research includes studies to implement programs for improving compliance with existing cancer screening guidelines, which, if successful, would likely result in fewer cancer-related deaths. The symposium speakers will highlight several San Francisco Bay Area research partnerships seeking to ensure that more patients benefit from the best health care practices available. The symposium speakers will highlight several San Francisco Bay Area research partnerships seeking to ensure that more patients benefit from the best health care practices available. See the agenda for the symposium below.


UCSF Clinical and Translational Science Institute Symposium on Translational Research and Community Engagement

March 13, 2009
San Francisco General Hospital, Carr Auditorium

Agenda

Noon-1:00 Plenary lecture: Steven Woolf, MD, MPH, Virginia Commonwealth University departments of family medicine and epidemiology and community health: "The Meaning of Translational Research and Why It Matters"

1:00-1:20 Break

1:20-1:30 Welcome: Kevin Grumbach, MD

1:30-1:40 Translational Research Partnerships with the San Francisco Community Health Network (CHN)
Michael Potter, MD, UCSF Department of Family and Community Medicine, and Albert Yu, MD, Chinatown Public Health Center: "Scaling Up an Innovative Colon Cancer Screening Intervention in the CHN Primary Care Clinics"

1:40-1:50 Margot Kushel, MD, and Alice Chen, MD, MPH, UCSF/SFGH Department of Medicine: "Evaluation of Implementation of the eReferral Program"

1:50-2:05 Moderated discussion: Andy Bindman, MD

2:05-2:10 Team transition

2:10-2:20 Translational Research Partnerships with San Francisco Community-Based Organizations
Anna Napoles-Springer, PhD, MPH, UCSF Medical Effectiveness Research Center for Diverse Populations, and Carmen Ortiz, PhD, Circulo de Vida Cancer Support and Resource Center: "Developing a Culturally Competent Peer Support Intervention for Spanish-Speaking Latinas with Breast Cancer"

2:20-2:30 Linda Chafetz, RN, DNS, UCSF Department of Community Health Systems, and representative of the Progress Foundation: "Wellness Training for Mentally Ill Adults"

2:30-2:45 Moderated discussion: Ellen Goldstein

2:45-3:00 Break

3:00-3:10 Translational Research Partnerships with Kaiser Permanente
Steve Sidney, MD, MPH, Kaiser Permanente Division of Research, and Allan Bernstein, MD, Kaiser Permanente Department of Neurology: "Secondary Prevention After Ischemic Stroke: A Trial of an Evidence-Based, Systemwide Intervention"

3:10-3:20 Julie Schmittdiel, PhD, Kaiser Permanente Division of Research, and partner Marc Jaffe, MD, clinical leader, Kaiser Permanente Northern California Cardiovascular Risk Reduction Program: "The INFO (Information Feedback and Outcomes) Trial of Treatment Intensification for Cardiovascular Risk Factors"

3:20-3:35 Moderated discussion: Joe Selby, MD

3:35-4:00 Discussion Panel: Steven Woolf, MD, MPH, and Clay Johnston, MD, director, UCSF Clinical and Translational Science Institute

4:00-5:00 Reception