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Community Engagement Studios

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Contact Karen Del'Olio to schedule a Studio at:
508-856-8106 or at karen.del'olio@umassmed.edu.
 
WHAT IS A COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT STUDIO
A structured guidance session that engages community members, patients, and other non-academic stakeholders in biomedical and clinical research, where they may serve as expert consultants and provide feedback from a community perspective to enhance the relevance and utility of research projects.

BENEFITS TO RESEARCHERS
Community access simplified
Build relationships with community partners
Define essential characteristics of a study
Immediate feedback for all stages of research
Increase participation of hard-to-reach populations
Strategies to disseminate results in community settings
 
BENEFITS TO COMMUNTIY
Community voice is heard
Engagement in how research is conducted
Ownership of opinions and valued input
Increase trust  and understanding of research
Ability to impact research process
 
Obtain project-specific input on the development and/or implementation of a research project from representative community groups on:
Research Design
Recruitment and Retention
Dissemination
Partnership Building
Implementation
Informed Consent
Research Question Development