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Cornell Translational Research Summer Institute
Tools and Techniques for Successful Research in Real-World Settings


Translational Research Institute Registration Information

When:            June 20-22, 2018

Where:           Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Cost:                Graduate students: $350; All other professionals: $400
Cost covers tuition, breakfast, snacks, and materials

 Who:             Ideal for early-career researchers (including graduate students and post-docs) interested in conducting research in real-world settings and for established investigators who wish to develop expertise in conducting research with communities, agencies, and organizations.

How:              Registration is now closed.
Registration for this event will be capped at 30 to assure a satisfying and productive participant experience. Registration information will be reviewed to assure representation across professional background and participation goals.
Registration status will be announced by January 30th. Payment will not be due until registration is approved.
For further information, please contact Janis Whitlock at jlw43@cornell.edu.

What:           The Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research (BCTR) is offering a translational research institute in summer 2018. Over several decades the BCTR has developed extensive expertise in conducting research in real-world settings and translating empirical findings into practice. This institute will provide intensive training, discussion, and reflection on overcoming typical challenges in conducting research in real-world settings like service agencies, health care institutions, community organizations, and in other non-academic settings.

Each session of the Summer Institute will cover core principles and practices as well as solutions to key challenges researchers face in doing translational research. Using a workshop format, sessions will be tailored to address specific participant cases and challenges, while also providing general tips, tools, and techniques. By keeping enrollment limited, we will offer personalized feedback, addressing issues and challenges participants bring from their own work.

Tentative Agenda

Wednesday, June 20th - Welcome!
5:00 – 7:00pm..............Welcome reception

Thursday, June 21st - Building productive partnerships
8:00 – 8:30am...............Breakfast and mingle
8:30 – 9:30am...............Orientation to translational research
9:30am – 12:30pm.........Innovative strategies for creating community partnerships
12:30 – 1:30pm..............Lunch and optional table top discussions by topic
1:30 – 3:30pm................Recruiting and retaining diverse research participants
3:30 – 3:45pm................Break
3:45 – 5:00pm................Dealing with human subjects challenges in translational research
6:00 – 8:00pm................Fun in the Finger Lakes (optional winery dinner)

Friday, June 22nd - Telling the data story: Effective dissemination
8:00am – 8:30am............Breakfast and mingle
8:30 – 10:15am...............Successful grant-writing for translational research
10:15 – 10:30am.............Break
10:30am – 12:30pm.........Bringing data alive with data visualization
12:30 – 1:30pm...............Lunch and optional career pathways networking
1:30 – 3:30pm................Cutting-edge dissemination and utilization: How to effectively reach key stakeholders
3:45 – 3:45pm.................Break
3:45 – 5:00pm.................Putting it all together and wrap up

All registered participants will be asked to submit a bio and a summary of specific studies and/or challenges they anticipate will be informed by attending the institute. This will permit us to tailor sessions around specific cases.

Translational Research Summer Institute faculty (partial list)

John Eckenrode
Professor of Human Development, Cornell University

Karl Pillemer
Hazel E. Reed Professor in the Department of Human Development, Cornell University

Cary Reid
Associate Professor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College
Director, Cornell Translational Research Institute on Pain in Later Life

Jennifer Tiffany
Executive Director, Cornell Cooperative Extension NYC, Cornell University
Director, Outreach & Community Engagement, Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research, Cornell University

Elaine Wethington
Professor of Human Development and Sociology, Cornell University

Christopher Wildeman
Associate Professor of Policy Analysis and Management, Cornell University
Co-Director, National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect, Cornell University

Janis Whitlock
Director, Cornell Research Program on Self-Injury and Recovery, Cornell University
Research Scientist, Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research