READI Programming 2023

Please join the CTSC for Research Equity, Accessibility, Diversity, and Inclusion (READI) programming in 2023.

With three tracks, we’ll explore:

  • READI Research Policy Impact; 
  • READI Special Populations; and
  • READI Community Engagement. 

Each track is inspired by insights gleaned from READI news articles and Mission: Health Equity Challenge Series conversations and feedback. Topics and speakers within each series are listed below with registration links.

*Programming dates, times, and speakers are subject to change.

READI Research Policy Impact

Register for the series at: https://bit.ly/ctscpolicy

One (1) hour of Continuing Research Education Credit (CREC) is being pursued for each webinar. 

Research policy impact
Be the research quarterback on your team. With the health equity ball in your hands, you’ll have a high impact on the short- and long-term outcomes of the game.

 

Title

Date

Time

Speakers

Pilots and Beyond: CTSC Research Impact on Legislative, Regulatory or Practice Policies

January 10, 2023

12PM-1PM

Health Policy 101 

May 9, 2023 

12PM-1PM

A Local Perspective: Medical Research as a Tool for Influencing Public Policy

August 8, 2023

12PM-1PM

  • Nazleen Bharmal, MD, Associate Chief, Community Health & Partnerships, Cleveland Clinic
  • Heidi Gartland, MHA, FACHE, CDM, Chief Government & Community Relations Officer, University Hospitals 
  • A representative from MetroHealth's Office of Communications, Government and Communications

*Programming dates, times, and speakers are subject to change.


READI Special Populations Roundtable Talks 

Register for the series at: https://bit.ly/ctscspecialpop

One (1) hour of Continuing Research Education Credit (CREC) is being pursued for each webinar. 

Special populations roundtable talks
Rural communities make up 72% of the nation’s land area, house 46 million people, and are essential to agriculture, natural resources, recreation, and environmental sustainability.

 

Title/Topic

Date

Time

Speakers

Disabilities: Physical - Movement

January 27, 2023

12PM-1PM

  • Cheryl Dudek, Cleveland FES Center
  • Anne Bryden, Case Western Reserve University
  • Kimberly Anderson, Case Western Reserve University

Race/Ethnicity: Black and African American Community 

February 24, 2023

12PM-1PM

Race/Ethnicity: Ancestry and Health Disparities Research

March 24, 2023

12PM-1PM

  • Rick Kittles, PhD, Senior Vice President for Research, Professor of Community Health and Preventive Medicine at Morehouse School of Medicine

Geography: Rural (Cuyahoga/Summit Counties)

April 28, 2023

12PM-1PM

Disabilities: Communication Disorders and Deaf/Hard of Hearing

May 26, 2023

12PM-1PM

Sex/Gender: LGBTQIA+ Community

June 30, 2023

12PM-1PM

Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic and Latino/a Community

September 29, 2023

12PM-1PM

Disabilities: Intellectual - Autism 

October 27, 2023

12PM-1PM

Geography: Rural (Portage/Lucas Counties)

November 17, 2023

12PM-1PM

Disabilities: Invisible - Crohn’s and Colitis 

December 1, 2023

12PM-1PM

*Programming dates, times, and speakers are subject to change.


READI Community Engagement Series

Register for the series at: https://bit.ly/ctsccomeng 

One (1) hour of Continuing Research Education Credit (CREC) is being pursued for each webinar. 

Community engagement
Benefits of community engagement include: community healing, reclaiming a healthy identity, reconnecting with culture and spirituality, building relationships, and embracing individual and collective power.
 

Title

Date

Time

Speakers

Equity in Engagement: How to Engage Community Members as Researchers

March 7, 2023

12PM-1PM

Equity in Engagement: Building Relationships with Community Health Workers to Advance Research

April 4, 2023

12PM-1PM

  • Alisa Sprague, LISW-S, Coordinator, Mental Health Intensive Case Management for Veterans with SMI, Louis Stokes VA Cleveland Medical Center
  • Odiri Omobien, MSSA, LISW, Supervisor, Care Transitions, University Hospitals
  • Marie Velez, Principal, Clinical Transformation, Institute for H.O.P.E.™, and Jennifer Conti,  MetroHealth

Equity in Engagement: Developing the Path from Community Researcher to Co-Author

May 2, 2023

12PM-1PM

Getting Involved: Becoming a Community Researcher

September 7, 2023

6PM-7PM

Getting Involved: Community Advisory Boards and Institutional Review Boards

October 5, 2023

6PM-7PM

  • June Cassano, Cleveland Clinic
  • Kimberly Volarcik, Case Western Reserve University 

*Programming dates, times, and speakers are subject to change.


Black History Makers Series

Join us every Thursday in February at noon via Zoom to hear from a local or national Black History Maker (BHM) advancing health equity.

If we stand tall it is because we stand on the shoulders of many ancestors. - African proverb

One (1) hour of Continuing Research Education Credit (CREC) is being pursued for each webinar. 

Register: https://bit.ly/ctscbhm23

Black History Maker

Date

Time

About the Black History Maker 

Joel Bervell, Social Media Medical Educator and medical student 

February 2

12PM-1PM

One medical student’s mission to end Black health disparities – and how he’s utilizing social media 

Randy Vince, Jr., MD, inaugural Minority Men’s Health Director for the UH Cutler Center for Men 

February 9

12PM-1PM

Randy Vince, Jr., MD, MS, joins University Hospitals Urology Institute to Lead Enterprise’s Focus on MInority Men’s Health 

Michelle Browder, Activist, Artist, Owner, More Than Tours

February 16

12PM-1PM

Artist Michelle Browder Creates ‘Mothers of Gynecology’ Monument to Enslaved Women Who Endured Experiments

Linda Bradley, MD, Professor, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Director, Center of Menstrual Disorders and Hysteroscopic Services, Cleveland Clinic

February 23

12PM-1PM

About Linda Bradley, MD

*Programming dates, times, and speakers are subject to change.