Engaging Community Organizations as Research Partners: Lessons from Engaged Research

Apr 8, 2019

03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

General Hospital, C44-A GH (Elevator BW, Level 4)

220 Hawkins Drive, Iowa City, IA 52242

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Engaging Community Organizations as Research Partners: Lessons from Engaged Research

This talk discusses the challenges and rewards of recruiting and engaging community organizations as partners in research, drawing on research collaborations involving cognitive training interventions for improving mood in assisted living settings, and palliative care and pain management in hospice settings. 


Dr. Marianne Smith, PhD, RN, FAAN

Associate Professor, College of Nursing

Dr. Smith, Associate Professor in Nursing, is the Director of the Csomay Center for Gerontological Excellence and PD/PI of the Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program that funds the Iowa Geriatric Education Center. Throughout her career, Dr. Smith has conducted community-based nursing research and training projects that focus on innovative and pragmatic ways to reduce risk of disability and promote function among older adults.

Dr. Keela Herr, PhD, RN, FAAN, AGSF

Kelting Professor in Nursing, Associate Dean for Faculty, College of Nursing

Dr. Herr is Kelting Professor in Nursing and Associate Dean for Faculty in the College of Nursing and Co-Director of the Csomay Center for Gerontological Excellence. For more than 30 years, Dr. Herr has engaged in a program of research, scholarly, and professional activities focused on the problem of pain in older adults, with emphases in assessment strategies, improving practices through translation research and end-of-life care.

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