CBPR Institute 2013

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Friday Session

Fundraising and Sustainability of CBPR

Friday, June 28th

Keynote Speakers

Keynote Videos

Senaida Fernandez is Program Officer for Community Initiatives and Public Health Sciences at the California Breast Cancer Research Program (CBCRP). She is a clinical psychologist with a specialization in behavioral medicine.  In her role with the CBCRP, she focuses on working with community-academic research teams to build capacity for community-based participatory research. Prior to working at the CBCRP, she was an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine at New York University School of Medicine, where she utilized both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies to implement lifestyle interventions for reducing health disparities among ethnic minority older adults. She completed her graduate work at the University of California, San Diego and San Diego State University Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology and her clinical internship in behavioral medicine at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System. She completed her postdoctoral training at ColumbiaUniversity.
Dr. Norval Hickman is a Program Officer for the Social and Behavioral Sciences for the California Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP). He oversees research grants focused on the use, cessation, and prevention of tobacco/nicotine products among California’s disproportionately impacted groups; the elimination of tobacco-related health disparities; and TRDRP’s grant mechanism for school/community-engaged and community/school based participatory research. He is a California Licensed Clinical Psychologist and has experience conducting clinical trials and public health research for tobacco use surveillance, prevention, and cessation. His publications address smoking prevalence in racial/ethnic minority groups, elucidating harm from menthol tobacco products, tobacco treatments for people with mental illness, psychosocial and cultural correlates of tobacco/nicotine use, and tobacco industry marketing to racial/ethnic minority groups and youth. He completed his graduate research and clinical training at the University of California, San Diego and San Diego State University Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology and his clinical internship in behavioral medicine and neuropsychology at the University of Washington, School of Medicine in Seattle, WA. He completed postdoctoral research training at the University of California, San Francisco.

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Afternoon Workshops

Grants Issues and IRB

Presenter: Nina Wallerstein, Dr.P.H., University of New Mexico

This workshop will examine examples of CBPR specific aims (research objectives) from grants that have been funded and involve participants in a discussion of how reviewers evaluate CBPR aims and grants.

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Cultural Humility &

Discussion Group for Students: Graduate School, Student Roles in CBPR, & Post-Graduate Employment

Presenters: Juliana van Olphen PhD, MPH, San Francisco State University & Marilyn Barnes, Because Black is Still Beautiful

In this session, the presenters will share the example of their partnership and their evolution from faculty-student relationship to partners in seeking funding for a project to promote educational opportunities for people leaving the criminal justice system. This will be followed with a discussion amongst students and educators on how to become involved in CBPR.

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“Creating Dialogue Around Social Justice Issues Among Transitional Housing Residents in the East Bay”

Presenter: Pneuma McInnis, Peer Community Organizer, Oakland, CA

Challenges to peer community organizing among marginalized individuals at an Oakland transitional housing facility have mounted following the retirement of a truly visionary executive director, whose replacement lacks commitment and accountability. The residents often have difficulty embracing social justice causes if personal identification with the struggles of “others” requires them to cross social and experiential lines.

“Drug User Organizing: What Is It? Who Does It?”

Presenter: Julia Klems, MPH candidate, San José State University

How can a dispersed social movement of highly stigmatized individuals address the challenges and risks of engaging with researchers? Can researchers be kept accountable to such a vulnerable group? A look at the current cultural, structural, and political paradigm that CBPR practitioners must consider when partnering with drug users.


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