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Provost Gathering 2020: Breakout
Facilitators and Barriers to Community Engagement in Research
Time: 3 p.m. Breakout
Location: Phillips Center Atrium East
Our workshop will examine community-based questionnaire results received from PRIDE 2019. These results presented with atypical themes for barriers in participating in research. Largely speaking people were unaware they could participate or simply have never been asked to participate in research. Our workshop will focus on further understanding of the perspectives of the community. By working in facilitated focus groups to further understand the identified barriers from the community and identify or design facilitators to overcome these barriers. We aim to have a few groups organized by tables working on real-world case examples, and then come back together in a larger group discussion
- Assess the community need for medical services, social services, educational needs, and support services.
- Discuss barriers within the community in accessing research opportunities and services, and design ways to overcome such barriers.
- How can we increase access to educational materials about general health, benefits of research projects, and community resources.
Speakers & Panelists
Charlee Ford earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Science from the University of South Florida in 2018. Currently she is working as the stigma contract coordinator with Southern HIV and Alcohol Research Consortia (SHARC) at the University of Florida. She is also working towards her Master of Public Health degree in Epidemiology.
Veronica Richards is a current Ph.D. student in the Department of Epidemiology. She is interested in using biomarkers and biosensors to study alcohol use in people living with HIV. Veronica earned her Master in Public Health in Epidemiology and her Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Florida.
Ruba Sajdeya earned her medical degree at Alquds University in Jerusalem prior to starting her educational journey at the University of Florida. Dr. Sajdeya is currently a first-year Ph.D. student in Epidemiology and working with SHARC in the MAPLE study.