Overview

The Community Engagement program is a well-established resource linking investigators and community partners to implement the mission of building capacity and infrastructure for clinical and translational research among investigators, patients, health care providers, policymakers, and community-based organizations. The program leverages institutional centers and resources focused on community and stakeholder partnerships. This resource can help researchers forge relationships with community partners, California health agencies, and elected officials around health and health care issues through collaborations. The Research and Education Community Advisory Board supports health-related communication and partnerships and bridges researchers with underserved communities. The Community Review Board provides a specialized consultation session for health researchers developing community- or patient-centered research proposals. 

Upcoming Events

Racial Healing Circles, December 20, 6-9 p.m.

Session 4: Culmination of the Healing Process

Join us and share your stories about race, culture, color, language and class to promote healing. The RECAB Racial Healing Circles seek to create a safe space to foster dialogue on healing and resiliency among academic and community partners to proactively strengthen our collective ability to acknowledge racism and discrimination that is affecting many community members of our academic institution and the public at-large. The project will focus on convening academic-community oriented healing circles on sensitive topics about race, culture, color and class. We will be adopting the Attitudinal Healing Connection's model of defining racism as a life threatening disease. We express that the concept of race is a social and cultural construct.

The focus will be on storytelling and narrative change. Open to all. Free admission, dinner, and reserved parking at UC Davis Health, Sacramento, register online. For more information contact F. Malik at ftmalik@ucdavis.edu or (916) 703-9138.

This program is funded by the UC Davis Health Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. This collaborative effort is organized by the UC Davis Clinical and Translational Science Center and Center for Reducing Health Disparities. The Racial Healing Circles are adopted and modeled after the Attitudinal Healing Connection, an Oakland-based organization, that is devoted to building srong, healthy communities.

Save the Date

2019 Science Café

  • Thurs., Jan. 24, 2019, 6-8 p.m.
  • Thurs., Mar. 28, 2019, 6-8 p.m
  • Thurs., May 23, 2019, 6-8 p.m.
  • Thurs., July 25, 2019, 6-8 p.m.
  • Thurs., Sep. 26, 2019, 6-8 p.m.
  • Thurs., Dec. 5, 2019, 6-8 p.m.

The CTSC Community Engagement Program introduced the Science Café speaker series in August 2016.  The purpose of the events is to provide a casual, safe space for lay audiences to have conversations with scientists, and is aimed at engaging the public in a discussion about research, current events, and other aspects of science that have current public interest (e.g., the opioid addiction crisis and how to manage it, the spread and dangers of the Zika virus, etc.).

2019 Racial Healing Circles

Thurs., Jan. 17, 2019,6–9 p.m.
Thurs., Feb. 21, 2019, 6–9 p.m.
Thurs., Mar. 21, 2019, 6–9 p.m.
Thurs., Apr. 18, 2019, 6–9 p.m.

This program is funded by the UC Davis Health Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. This collaborative effort is organized by the UC Davis Clinical and Translational Science Center and Center for Reducing Health Disparities. The Racial Healing Circles are adopted and modeled after the Attitudinal Healing Connection, an Oakland-based organization, that is devoted to building srong, healthy communities.

Call for Applications – Deadline 12-21-2018

UC Davis CTSC Community Engagement Program
Call for 2019 Science Café Speakers

The Clinical and Translational Science Center Community Engagement Program is seeking scientists, doctoral graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, and faculty to consider serving as speakers during the 2019 Science Café events.  Are you or anyone you know interested in participating? If so, please complete this brief online survey to indicate your interest in serving as a speaker or referring a potential speaker for the 2019 Science Café program.

For questions contact: Fatima T. Malik, M.P.H. via e: ftmalik@ucdavis.edu p: 916-703-9138

The CTSC Community Engagement Program introduced the Science Café speaker series in August 2016.  The purpose of the events is to provide a casual, safe space for lay audiences to have conversations with scientists, and is aimed at engaging the general public in a discussion about research, current events, and other aspects of science that have current public interest (e.g., the opioid addiction crisis and how to manage it, the spread and dangers of the Zika virus, etc.).

These community-oriented research education conversations are hosted bimonthly and are an opportunity for researchers to

  • Present cutting-edge research findings
  • Engage with and learn from the end-users of scientific health discoveries (the public)
  • Enhance the public trust in science
  • Improve scientific literacy
  • Spark interest in collaboration with health researchers