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2018 BCTR Student Showcase

The BCTR offers students across campus the opportunity to learn about and participate in community outreach, research techniques, data collection, and analysis as research assistants. This event showcases their work with the BCTR. Lunch will be served. Program (in order of appearance) Bridging Research and Policy: Insights from Inaugural 2Gen Scholars Emily Bramhall, PAM ‘19 Jenny Chan, PAM ‘19 Sharon...

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Talks at Twelve: Heather Derry and Elizabeth Luth

Stress and Cognition in Clinical Discussions:  Exploring the Impact on Prognostic Understanding for Advanced Cancer Patients Heather Derry, PhD, T32 Postdoctoral Fellow, Behavioral Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College For patients with advanced cancer, clinical discussions about prognosis can be stressful.  In addition, patients’ prognostic understanding is often limited,...

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Talks at Twelve: Neil A. Lewis, Jr.

People, across backgrounds, aspire to attain high levels of education and to live healthy lives. Examinations of population-level data reveal, however, that those who are situated in lower positions in the social hierarchy (e.g., low-income and racial-ethnic minority people) are less likely to attain those aspirations than their higher-status counterparts. Why are the gaps between aspiration and attainment...

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Talks at Twelve: Elizabeth Day

Rigorous research and public policy ought to go hand-in-hand; if policymaking were based on hard evidence and dispassionate analysis, it could create the conditions for improving the lives of children, youth, and families. Yet a gap persists in the use of social science to inform public policy in the United States, which may be due, in part, to a lack of understanding as to how legislators utilize...

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Talks at Twelve: James Garbarino

Are teenage killers doomed to a life of violence? The Supreme Court said “no” in the case of Miller v. Alabama, ruling they are “less guilty by reason of adolescence,” and thus exempted from mandatory life-without-parole sentences (except for the “rarest cases” of “permanent incorrigibility”). This has made thousands of men (and some women) eligible for re-sentencing hearings around...

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Talks at Twelve: Genevive Meredith, Amelia Greiner Safi, Alexander Travis

In the fall of 2017, Cornell launched for the first time a Master of Public Health Program, building on a rich tradition of public health research and teaching across its many Colleges and Schools. Locally and globally we are facing complex and urgent public health needs, due in part to accelerating environmental change and social divides. To prepare public health leaders of the future—leaders who...

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Workshop: How to Navigate the Revised Common Rule

This workshop will summarize proposed changes to US federal regulations for the protection of human participants (scheduled to go into effect in July 2018) and how these regulatory changes may affect the work of researchers who do community-based research and other types of health/clinical research in practice settings. The presentation will also document how federal and foundation funders have already...

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Workshop: How to Conduct Focus Groups: Tools and Skills

Focus groups are a unique, and sometimes challenging, way to collect qualitative data. Employing this research method, a group of people are asked about their perceptions, opinions, and attitudes in an interactive group setting where participants are free to talk with each other. This workshop will provide an overview of considerations when planning and conducting focus groups, including: defining...

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Workshop: How to Use Graphs and Data to Inform and Engage Community Partners

As researchers share their discoveries outside of academia, graphs and data visualizations are valuable methods of communication. When done well, these visualizations can inform by providing context and focusing attention. Before they can influence decision-making and guide effective action, however, they must rely on data that are relevant, timely, and trustworthy. These are key criteria for community...

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Workshop: How to Build Research Relationships with Non-Academic Partners

This workshop will explore how researchers can build productive partnerships and avoid difficulties when conducting studies with non-academic organizations and agencies. We will examine common problems that arise in research projects in community settings, including differences in goals, organizational structure, timelines, and dissemination priorities. The workshop will feature examples of solutions...

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