“Stakeholder Engagement and Team Science Approaches to Advance Research Translation through the Cleveland Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative”

Elaine Borawski, director of the Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods and the Angela Bowen Williamson Professor of Community Nutrition, will present “Stakeholder Engagement and Team Science Approaches to Advance Research Translation through the Cleveland Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative.” Part of the PRCHN Monthly Seminar Series, the lecture will take place Wednesday, Oct. 10, at noon in BioEnterprise Building, Room B-03.

The event is open to all and a light lunch will be served.

About the Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative

The Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative (CTSC) consists of Case Western Reserve University and its affiliated hospital systems: Cleveland Clinic, MetroHealth, University Hospitals and the Louis Stokes Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The CTSC serves as an institutional resource to move translational research from bench to bedside and the community, and to promote high-quality clinical and translational research locally, regionally and nationally.

The Community and Collaboration Component, one of the two overarching cores of the CTSC, is charged with:

  1. Developing and supporting current and emerging collaboratives that involve cross-disciplinary scientists and relevant stakeholder groups;
  2. Building capacity among stakeholder groups to actively participate in translational research;
  3. Creating a stronger institutional culture for team science through training, experiential workshops and consultation services; and
  4. Documenting institutional support for team science through promotion and tenure policies and tracking of team science and stakeholder engagement across institutions.

Borawaski is the lead of the community and collaboration component of the CTSC.

Her presentation will cover the efforts to build stakeholder relationships between the CTSC and the community. She also will talk about how, in the next five-year funding cycle, the CTSC will focus more on improving the translational process by encouraging broad-based team science that not only crosses interdisciplinary spaces, but also directly involves stakeholders in all phases of research.

About Borawski

Borawski’s research interests focus on the social and environmental influences of health and health behavior and the development and testing of new intervention strategies that draw from the strengths of the neighborhoods and the people who live in them. Her work spans interventions that address obesity, food insecurity, tobacco prevention and other high-risk behaviors that are so prevalent within urban communities.

For more information, visit the PRCHN Monthly Seminar Series website.