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Promoting an understanding of biomedical research and its ethical conduct Jen Wroblewski, MPH CTSA Community Outreach Lead (Univ. of Washington)

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1 Promoting an understanding of biomedical research and its ethical conduct Jen Wroblewski, MPH CTSA Community Outreach Lead (Univ. of Washington)

2 Non-profit organization founded in 1988 to build public confidence in biomedical research integrity 70+ members include academic, industry, non-profit research institutes, health care and voluntary health organizations NWABR connects and educates community members about the people, process, and promise of research Who is NWABR?

3 NIH Grant Support –SEPA –CTSA Membership Dues Other Contributions –Private and Family Foundations –Program Revenue NWABR Funding Support

4 Vision: Promoting the understanding of biomedical research and its ethical conduct Education Ethics Research Education

5 Goals and Examples of NWABR Programs –Safeguard and Support our Research Community IACUC and IRB Workshops Security Briefings –Foster the Highest Ethical Standards Ethics in the Science Classroom Curricula Educator Workshops –Promote Public Understanding of Biomedical Research Speakers Bureau Biotech Expo

6 NWABR as a CTSA community outreach partner Speakers Bureau Speaker Training and Workshops Junior Science Café Science on Tap East Community Forums

7 Scientists in Classrooms and Community Venues Biannual Training – Manual and Video Modules –Engaging Audience –Preparing for Audience –Incorporating Translational Topics –Preclinical and Clinical Research Ethics Quarterly Workshops Speakers Bureau and Speakers Training

8 Science on Tap East –Based on European model (Café Scientifique) –Informal monthly series to connect the public to scientists and their work Spokane, WA Coeur dAlene and Sandpoint, ID Junior Science Cafés –Student run series in one local high school –Team approach teaches leadership and enriches science in WA standards Science Cafés

9 Partnership with Gildas Club –Symposia and Workshops Cancer in the Workplace Translational Process Cutting-Edge Research Research Ethics Participation in Research Enterprise Neighborhood bridge to biotech community through local church Launch Jr. Science Café in second site Planned Community Forums

10 Suggestions for CTSA Partnerships Create nationally unified community forums designed to provide meaningful feedback to NIH Explore ways to leverage resources and expertise between centers/organizations with both SEPA and CTSA funding from NCRR

11 Thank you for listening Input? Questions?


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