Practice-based research networks are organizations of community practices that collaborate with academic and community partners to facilitate scientific discovery. For nearly two decades, hundreds of Northeast Ohio health care providers have conducted ground-breaking research through participation in practice-based research networks. 

We invite clinicians, investigators, practice staff, and volunteers from medical and community settings to join us for this one-day festival, celebrating what our community is learning through practice-based research. This is an opportunity to share your research ideas, disseminate your research findings, get input from others, learn about funding opportunities, develop your ideas, and build collaborations for future research endeavors.

There is no cost to attend but registration is required.  Registration Closed.

Attendees are invited to submit posters for presentation.  Read more here.

Presenters, information and templates are available here.

Continuing Medical Education Credits will be available!

Saturday, December 3rd 2011 | 8am - 4pm
Embassy Suites Independence
5800 Rockside Woods Boulevard; Independence, Ohio
Phone: 216-986-9900 | Fax: 216-986-9901


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Presenter Bios

Blue Highway

Jack was born and raised in rural eastern Colorado.  A graduate of Yuma High School, he currently practices family medicine part-time at the Yuma Clinic.  As the Associate Dean of Rural Health for the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Jack works to build bridges between rural communities around Colorado and the University of Colorado Denver.  He started and directs the High Plains Research Network (HPRN) in 1997, an integrated practice-based research network of rural and frontier hospitals, ambulatory clinics, and clinicians dedicated to improving medical care in rural Colorado.  The HPRN has conducted research on a host of topics including cardiac care, palliative care, medical mistakes, colon cancer prevention, asthma, and the impact of underinsurance on access to care.  The HPRN is guided by a community advisory council (C.A.C.) of farmers, ranchers, school teachers, and others.  Three years ago Jack was named the Director for the Colorado Area Health Education Center, which focuses on increasing the pipeline of young people from rural Colorado interested in health careers. He is married to Dr. Audrey Yee, a neurologist. They have two sons, Matthew and Noah. (HPRN)
A full writeup on this talk is available here.


All of the posters presented at this event can be viewed here.