The Implementation Core has presented our work at a variety of conferences including the ones below:
Advancing Community Engaged Research (CEnR) Conference — Washington, DC 2016
CEnR brought together researchers and community stakeholders to collaborate on the exciting and rapidly developing field community engaged research. Learning labs provided “how to” instructions on the innovative methods and promising practices currently being developed to advance this field.
Dissemination & Implementation Conference — Washington, DC 2016
This annual conference is dedicated to helping evidence, practice, and policy experts collaborate across their respective fields and focus on the highest priorities in dissemination and implementation science.
Personalized Medicine Day — Nashville, TN 2016 (presentation won 4th place)
An event at Vanderbilt University Medical Center featuring lectures, panel discussions, and posters to showcase ongoing innovations in
Some examples of our work can be found at the links below:
Brief Survey: Precision Medicine Attitudes and Experiences
We recently completed a survey with individuals representing diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds. Participants were recruited from Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Meharry Medical College, and University of Miami. Our goal is to learn more about the social determinants of health, how familiar the community is with precision medicine, and their attitudes and experiences with genetic testing
Formation of an Ethics Advisory Board
We have established a panel of community and precision medicine experts for an Ethics Advisory Board. This Board will have the important responsibility of guiding the Core to anticipate and respond to the ethical dimensions of precision medicine. Our board members are:
Keith King, Community Relations Manager — Alive Hospice
Hakimah Bankston, ARNP, Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner — University of Miami Hospital
Juan Carols Arriola, MBA, Chief Strategy & Research Officer — latinvisa
Elizabeth Heitman, PhD, Professor — Program in Ethics in Science & Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center
Kimberlee Wyche-Etheridge, MD — Assistant Director & Assistant Professor — Division of Public Health at Meharry Medical College
Claudia Barajas, Chief of Health Educator — Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
Rosario Isasi, JD, MPH, Research Assistant Professor — Dr. John T Macdonald Foundation Department of Human Genetics at the University of Miami
Focus Groups: Precision Medicine in the Community
A number of focus groups and one-on-one interviews are being planned in both the Nashville and Miami areas. Our goal is to better understand the barriers and facilitators to the practice of precision medicine in real-world settings.
Defining Precision Medicine: A Systematic Review
The Center is also in the process of writing a systematic review to capture the state of the science on precision medicine. Our planned scope includes presenting how precision medicine is defined across research and practice, as well as its goal for improving patient health.
The Vanderbilt, Miami, and Meharry Center of Excellence in Precision Medicine and Population Health Member Survey
The Implementation and Training & Mentoring Cores are partnering to develop and administer a survey to internal members. The aim is to better understand our internal team’s existing knowledge, attitudes, and anticipated barriers towards using precision medicine in underserved populations. We plan to track how internal knowledge and attitudes shift over time with continued precision medicine training.
Develop and test culturally informed dissemination strategies and materials
Disseminate best practices for using precision medicine in racial and ethnic minorities
Develop strategies to improve trust among stakeholder and partners related to precision medicine