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Engagement in Research 101: Introduction to Engaging Patient & Community Partners in Research

March 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Are you interested in learning about patient and community engagement and how it can benefit your research? Excited by the idea of engaging patient, community, or other partners in your research, but unsure about where to start? Want to know more about how to engage partners at different points throughout your study?

Engaging with patient and community partners who are impacted by your research can be instrumental to the success of your study. This online training will provide an overview of engagement in research, highlighting that engagement is not “all or nothing” or “one-size-fits-all”, but instead encompasses a wide variety of low touch to high touch approaches that could be right for your study.

The session will cover common myths/misconceptions about engagement in research, benefits of and key considerations for engaging patient and community partners in research, and initial steps/existing resources you can leverage to begin engaging partners in your research.


Alicia Bilheimer, MPH – Director, Engaged Science (NC TraCS)
Veronica Carlisle, MPH, CHES – Senior Community Health Educator (UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center)
Nisha Datta, MS – Project Manager, Patient & Clinical Engagement (NC TraCS)
Simone Frank, MPH – Project Manager, Community Engagement in Research (NC TraCS)
Milenka Jean-Baptiste, MPH – Qualitative Research Specialist (NC TraCS)
Jennifer Potter, MPH, CHES – Senior Program Coordinator for Clinical Outreach (UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center)
Members of the NC TraCS Community and Patient Advisory Board (CPAB) and Lineberger Community Advisory Board (CAB)

This is Part 1 of the Engaging Patient, Community, and Other Partners in Your Research: Online Training Series sponsored by UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center (LCCC) and the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences (NC TraCS) Institute. You may register for the entire series OR any single training session. Part 2, Engagement in Research Nuts & Bolts, will be held on Wednesday, March 20 from 10am-12pm ET. Part 3, Strengthening Engagement, will be held on Wednesday, March 27 from 10am-12pm ET.

**This event may be recorded. Materials such as slides or handouts will be shared with documented attendees only. Please help us accurately document attendance by using your full name in your Zoom window. You can edit your display name in the participant panel during the session.**


March 13
10:00 am - 12:00 pm


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