Engaging Community, Healthcare Professionals and Students in CDC-Funded Research

October 23, 2020
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET

Strategies for Engaging Community Partners, Healthcare Professionals, and Students: Research Experiences from Four Institutions

This program was initially accepted for presentation at the 2020 Annual Meeting.

This session will include faculty from four Colleges/Schools of Pharmacy sharing experiences with CDC-sponsored grants to develop innovative strategies to address diabetes, heart disease and stroke prevention/management. Speakers will share experiences regarding: 1) engaging community partners (state/local health departments, state/national associations), 2) collaborating with healthcare providers, 3) incorporating students in grant activities, and 4) incorporating innovations in pharmacy curricula. Target audiences include: Social and Administrative Sciences, Pharmacy Practice, Continuing Professional Development and Experiential Education Sections.


  1. Identify strategies for engaging diverse community partners (state/local health departments, state national associations, payer groups).
  2. Identify strategies for interprofessional collaborations including incorporation of telehealth.
  3. Discuss strategies for incorporating students in grant/scholarship activities and innovations in curricula that emerged from grant activities.


Jamie C. Barner, PhD 
Professor, The University of Texas at Austin


Peter J. Hughes, PharmD
Associate Professor, Samford University

Leticia R. Moczygemba, PharmD, PhD 
Associate Professor, The University of Texas at Austin

Sharrel Pinto, PhD
Professor, South Dakota State University

Evan Sisson, PharmD 
Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University

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