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Division of Community Engagement & Health Equity Seminar Series

Location: Virtual

Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Time: 12–1 p.m.

Contact: Karen Bermudez

About the Event

Want to include community members in your research effectively, but not sure how?

Join the Division of Community Engagement and Health Equity for a virtual series this spring as they host five virtual sessions to foster

  • understanding of community-based participatory research (CBPR) and practice and
  • interest in incorporating community engagement principles and practices into research projects and community-academic partnerships.

This CBPR session will focus on working with diverse communities and will be presented by program manager Ricardo Garay in conjunction with grassroots leader and Population of Health’s Community Strategy Team member, Kelene Blake-Fallon, M. Ed.

Register today to learn from CBPR staff and faculty, and community partners.


The subsequent topics in the series will include:

  • Design, Planning, and Implementation — May 19, 2021
  • Community-Based Participatory Research Evaluation and Dissemination — June 30, 2021

Learning Objectives

By the end of this presentation, the audience participant should be able to:

  • Demonstrate the importance of academic researchers cultivating sustainable relationships with community members.
  • Illustrate an understanding of the history of harm and exploitation of diverse communities within medical research.
  • Evaluate the important roles that power dynamics, trust building, accountability, and transparency play in democratizing research.

Target Audience

  • Primary: Physicians, Dell Medical School faculty, community engaged scholars
  • Secondary: Program coordinators, research associates, allied health professionals, other healthcare providers


This activity has been designed to promote some of the following desired physician attributes and competencies:

  • ACGME: Patient Care; Interpersonal and Communication Skills; Professionalism; Practice-based Learning & Improvement; Systems-Based Practice
  • IOM: Provide Patient-Centered Care; Work with interdisciplinary Teams; Use Evidence-based Practice; Apply QI
  • IECC: Interprofessional Teamwork & Team-based Practice; Interprofessional Communication; Roles & Responsibilities; Values & Ethics for Interprofessional Practice

Speaker Disclosure

Kelene Blake-Fallon, M. Ed., and Ricardo Garay speakers for this educational activity, have no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

Planner Disclosure

Carmen Valdez, Ph.D.; Karen Bermudez; Tasha Banks; Virginia Brown, Ph.D.; Liana Petruzzi, planners of this educational activity, have no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

Accreditation Statement

The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School designates this internet live course for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This course has been designated by The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School for 1credit(s) of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.