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Upcoming Events

 

May
29
Tue
Film Event: Suicide – The Ripple Effect @ The Paramount Theater (on the Downtown Mall)
May 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Film Event: Suicide - The Ripple Effect @ The Paramount Theater (on the Downtown Mall) | Charlottesville | Virginia | United States

The Suicide Prevention Awareness Resources Council presents Suicide – The Ripple Effect on Tuesday, May 29, 2018, at The Paramount, 7pm.  Doors open at 6 pm.

Registration online for up to 10 tickets per order. You can re-order as many times as you want.

http://www.theparamount.net/event/suicide-prevention-awareness-resource-council-sparc-presents-suicide-ripple-effect/

  • We all know someone close and personal to us that has completed or attempted suicide.
  • We have all suffered the “ripple effects” from someone dying from suicide.
  • We now need to break the silence of this huge mental health stigma.
  • Come listen and learn about the “ripple effects” of advocacy, inspiration and hope that are helping millions heal and stay alive.

REQUESTS:
1.) Come to the movie. Reserve your free seat ASAP.
2.) Please forward this e-mail with attachments to ALL your friends, family, co-workers, community.
3.) Print the attached FLYER and post in your office, lobby, local store, school, community
4.) Invite a friend and/or family member to join you.

“Suicide: The Ripple Effect” is a feature length documentary film and movement, currently in production, focusing on the devastating effects of suicide and the tremendous positive ripple effects of advocacy, inspiration and hope that are helping millions heal & stay alive.

The film highlights the journey of Kevin Hines, who at age 19, attempted to take his life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. Today Kevin is a world-renowned mental health advocate, motivational speaker and author who travels the globe spreading a message of hope, recovery and wellness.

The film chronicles Kevin’s personal journey and the ripple effect it has on those who have been impacted by his suicide attempt and his life’s work since. In addition, the film highlights the stories of individuals and families who are utilizing their personal tragedy to bring hope and healing to others.

http://www.theparamount.net/event/suicide-prevention-awareness-resource-council-sparc-presents-suicide-ripple-effect/

May
30
Wed
Introduction to R: HSL Research and Data Workshop @ UVA Health Sciences Library, Carter Classroom
May 30 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Introduction to R

This workshop is directed towards participants who have little or no experience with statistical computing or programming. R is an open source language that can be used for a variety of computational purposes. This class will introduce R in the context of its data manipulation and visualization capabilities. Via interactive demonstrations, students will learn the basics of creating variables, using functions, accessing documentation, loading packages, importing data and plotting.

Date:  Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Time:  1:00pm – 4:00pm
Location:  Health Sciences Library Carter Classroom
Instructor:  Marieke Jones, PhD, Health Sciences Library

Click here to register.

Jun
27
Wed
2018 Building Trust Workshop – University of Maryland @ U. Maryland College Park; Edward St. John Learning and Teaching Center
Jun 27 – Jun 28 all-day

2018 Building Trust Workshop

University of Maryland, College Park

Edward St. John Learning and Teaching Center

4131 Campus Drive

College Park, MD 20742

The Building Trust between Minorities and Researchers (BT) Workshop
Becoming a Self-Reflective Researcher: Successfully Engaging Minority Communities
June 27- 28, 2018 at the University of Maryland, College Park

Registration is open NOW through April 30. Register by April 9 and enter code MCHE-EARLY to receive a $250 scholarship towards the registration fee.

The BT Workshop is designed to strengthen the capacity of investigators, recruitment staff, and other research personnel to work effectively with minority communities. Over a period of two days, participants will complete seven interactive and engaging modules. At the end of the workshop, participants will leave with a practical set of skills for building relationships with minority communities and recruiting and retaining minority and health disparity populations in their research.

WORKSHOP DETAILS

What: Becoming a Self-Reflective Researcher: Successfully Engaging Minority Communities

Where: University of Maryland, College Park, Edward St. John Learning and Teaching Center, 4131 Campus Drive, College Park, MD 20742

When: June 27-28, Wednesday & Thursday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Who: Post-doctoral fellows, principal investigators, co-investigators, research coordinators, recruitment staff, IRB members, health care providers

Cost: $1000 **If you register by April 9 and use code MCHE-EARLY, you will receive a $250 scholarship towards the the registration fee.**

Meet the BT Workshop Facilitators >>> CLICK HERE

QUESTIONS? Check out our FAQs >>> CLICK HERE

REGISTER NOW >>> CLICK HERE

Download and Print the BT Workshop Flyer

We created this workshop as part of Building Trust between Minorities and Researchers, a National Bioethics Research Infrastructure Initiative at the Maryland Center for Health Equity. This initiative was funded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of the Director, (RC2MD004766; PI, Sandra Crouse Quinn and Stephen B. Thomas) as part of the federal recognition of the importance of fostering greater participation rates of racial and ethnic minority populations in research.

Although health and medical research has been instrumental in improving the health of Americans, the underrepresentation of minorities in research has limited the reach of scientific and public health advancements to all populations. Many researchers continue to struggle with engaging racially and ethnically diverse populations in their research studies.

Our team of experienced health disparity researchers and instructional design specialists developed the curriculum in collaboration with community members from our Healthy Black Family Project. In addition, a National Advisory Board, which included experts across the country who have significant experience with bioethics, minority health disparities, the legacy of the Tuskegee Syphilis Study and efforts to remedy the limited representation of minorities in research, participated in the BT Initiative.

The workshop content is based on extensive reviews of the current literature, expert experience and original data from the three research projects of the BT Initiative. The program is carefully structured to include a mix of didactic sessions, interactive discussions, in-depth explorations of complex ethical issues, provocative reaction films, and small and large group activities. Participants will practice skills for enhancing recruitment, retention, informed consent and the development of community relationships.

During the workshop, the unique features of this program will enable you to:
1.Explore how past research abuses contribute to a legacy of mistrust today;
2.Analyze ethically complex research cases to explore how missteps, exploitations, and abuse can occur even when all protocols and guidelines are followed;
3.Learn new tools useful for opening the dialogue about sensitive topics such as race, racism and discrimination;
4.Examine how and why to build community relationships;
5.Reshape the informed consent process into a conversation rather than just a requirement; and
6.Identify and practice the skills and knowledge required to effectively recruit and retain minorities in research.

May
29
Wed
2019 UVA Brain Symposium @ Claude Moore Medical Education Building
May 29 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

2019 UVA Brain Symposium

Please save the date for the 1st annual UVA Brain Symposium. This symposium will showcase neuroscience research at UVA through talks and a poster session and will feature guest lectures by national and international leaders in brain research. Basic, translational, and clinical neuroscience research across disciplines will be included in the program. This event is sponsored by the UVA Brain Institute and industry partners.

Wednesday May 29 – Friday May 31, 2019
Claude Moore Medical Education Building
University of Virginia

Please visit our website to register your attendance. Event details and keynote speaker announcements will be made soon.

If you have any questions please contact uvabrain@virginia.edu.

 

 

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