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Events

Upcoming Events:

Check back soon for more events from HCRI

Past Events and Webinars:

April 15, 2024

Panel Discussion: 
Experiences of under-represented populations during the COVID-19 pandemic
A discussion sponsored by Healthy Communities Research Institute. 

Panelists:

Bhim Dhungana, Interpreting Coordinator, International Institute of Akron

José Salinas, Director, Ohio Migrant Education Center

View panelists PowerPoints below:

 

April 10, 2024

Public Meeting
Join the Ohio/Pennsylvania University Research Consortium for a state of the science update. Explore the scope and limits of publicly available data collected after the train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio. Hear what we've learned about air, plant, and water exposures. Summarize the health issues and symptoms reported by the community following the derailment.

Public meeting flyer
 

April 10, 2024

Eliminating Racial Disparities in Maternal and Infant Health: An Interdisciplinary Education Training

Co-sponsored by the Healthy Communities Research Institute, the Anti-Racism and Equity Institute, and the College of Public Health

Panelists:

Jazmin Long
President and CEO, Birthing Beautiful Communities

Natasha Takyi-Micah 
Public Policy and External Affairs Associate, The Center for Community Solutions

Aimee Budnik 
Vice President Community Service Programs, Akron Summit Community Action

 

February 21, 2024

The Division of Research and Economic Development Research and Innovation Forum

Hosted by the Healthy Communities Research Institute

Speakers:

Yaorong Zhang, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Clare L. Stacey, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Sociology and Criminology
Nichole Egbert, Ph.D., Professor, School of Communication Studies

Review the event flyer (PDF) for more information.

Research and Economic Development seeks to energize the 鶹ѡResearch Community and facilitate collaborations by bringing faculty from diverse disciplines together to learn about research and creative scholarship across the university. Join us for brief talks by three of your colleagues, followed by a reception, during which attendees and speakers can interact over appetizers and a drink.

 

October 17, 2023 

Why Parents Reject Vaccines and How to Move the Needle

A symposium sponsored by the Healthy Communities Research Institute, the University Research Council, and the College of Public Health

Speakers:

Jennifer Reich, PhD (Professor of Sociology, University of Colorado-Denver)
Nadine Gartner (Founding Executive Director, Boost Oregon)


April 8, 2022

Seeking and Securing Funding as a Qualitative Researcher (Part-Three of the Qualitative Research Methods Series [co-sponsored with AREI and the Graduate Certificate in Qualitative Methods Program])

Speakers: 

Session 1 (Securing External Funds: KSU Faculty Spotlight): Dr. Denice Sheehan (Nursing), Dr. Greg Smith (Human Development and Family Studies), and Rebecca Catto (Sociology)
Session 2 (Writing Fundable Qualitative Aims): Dr. Dan Dohan (Institute for Health Policy Studies at the University of California San Francisco)
Session 3: Networking and lunch

View the presentations and slides below:

Greg Smith's and PowerPoint

Rebecca Catto's  and PowerPoint

Denice Sheehan's  and PowerPoint

Dan Dohan's  and PowerPoint


February 10, 2022

Planning for Analysis and Publication for Qualitative and Creative Research: After the Interview (Part-Two of the Qualitative Research Methods Series [co-sponsored with AREI and the Graduate Certificate in Qualitative Methods Program])

Speakers: Professors Charles Vanover and Paul Mihas


September 30th, 2021

Innovations in Qualitative Research Methods (Part-One of the Qualitative Research Methods Series [co-sponsored with AREI and the Graduate Certificate in Qualitative Methods Program])

Speakers: Drs. Jo Dowell (Assistant Professor of Nursing), Chris Dum (Associate Professor of Sociology), Christa Porter (Assistant Professor of Higher Education Administration), Ashley Nickels (Associate Professor of Political Science and Peace and Conflict Studies), and Landon Hancock (Professor of Political Science and Peace and Conflict Studies)


March 11, 2021

The Initial Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on Physical Activity, Sedentary Behavior, and Bodyweight across a University Campus (co-sponsored with the Brain Health Research Institute)

Speaker: Jacob Barkley, PhD, Professor of Exercise Science, School of Health Sciences, 鶹ѡ


February 11, 2021

Initial and Sustained Psychological Distress during the Covid-19 Pandemic (co-sponsored with the Brain Health Research Institute)

Speaker: Joel Hughes, PhD, Professor of Psychological Sciences, 鶹ѡ

 


October 22, 2020

The Science of Mindfulness and Meditation: An Invitation to the Practice (co-sponsored with the Brain Health Research Institute)

Speakers: Mary Ann Raghanti, PhD, Chair and Professor of Anthropology & Melissa Celko, 鶹ѡof Wellness Director

 


September 10, 2020

Mentoring our Students (and Ourselves) in a Global Crisis – A Mental Bandwidth Perspective (co-sponsored with the Brain Health Research Institute)

Speaker: Tina Bhargava, DrPH, Associate Professor in the College of Public Health, 鶹ѡ


March 4, 2020

Black Moms Matter: Taking Action for Reproductive Justice in an Unjust System (co-sponsored with the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the Student Multicultural Center, and the College of Public Health)

Keynote Speaker: Ohio House Representative Stephanie House


January 28, 2020

Publishing Challenges and Strategies to Overcome Them (co-sponsored with the College of Public Health)

Speaker: Jan Yoder, Research Professor in the College of Public Health, 鶹ѡ 


November 1, 2019

Research Exchange

HCRI Faculty presented their work at the exchange (3 slides in 3 minutes) to foster social networking, collaboration, and fundable grant applications. The event generated groups that are currently working together on external funding opportunities.