UW News

November 8, 2001

Symposium features Northwest community research projects

Several UW and Northwest-based researchers will be participating in a symposium on Friday, Nov. 16, that will focus on community-based projects in this region.

The symposium is one of two held this fall by the UW Health Promotion Research Center, with co-sponsorship by Commnity-Campus Partnerships for Health and Seattle Partners for Healthy Communities. Funding has been provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Dr. Sarena Seifer, research assistant professor of health services in the UW School of Public Health and Community Medicine, led the organizing efforts with a multidisciplinary committee. She is also executive director of Community-Campus Partnerships for Health, a national organization.

The Nov. 16 symposium will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the UW Center on Human Development and Disability. The program will include presentations, time to talk with the speakers, and a workshop session. There is no cost, but participants need to register with Rose Coroneos at rosecor@u.washington.edu.

The panel of speakers on community-based participatory research in the Pacific Northwest features June Strickland of the UW School of Nursing, Althea Roberts from the Nooksack Clinic, Sharyne Shiu-Thornton of the School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Beruke Giday of the Refugee Women’s Alliance Domestic Violence Program, Sue Sohng of the School of Social Work, and James LoGerfo from the UW Health Promotion Research Center.

For more details on the programs and research, see the Web site at http://www.uwmedicine.org/Research/ResearchOverview/.