Message from the Short Course Planning Committee Chair

Welcome colleagues! I am excited to introduce you to our team designing this short course on conducting state-of-the-art patient and other stakeholder engaged research. This short course was developed in response to requests from our highly popular 2015 series of training activities. Our faculty and staff include…

  • Three Principal Investigators on funded PCORI grants; investigators, consultants and collaborators on many other funded PCORI grants
  • Creators of the Community Advisors on Research Design and Strategies (CARDS)®, an innovative stakeholder engagement service that connects health sciences researchers with people from groups often labelled “hard to reach”
  • Authors of 10+ tools and toolkits to support stakeholder engagement in research
  • Former member of the PCORI Advisory Panel for Improving Healthcare Systems (Elizabeth Cox)
  • Winner of John Q. Sherman Award for Excellence in Patient Engagement (Nasia Safdar)
  • Winner of the 2015 Patients’ Choice Award at the North American Primary Research Group (Nancy Pandhi, et al)
  • Frequently invited to speak at state, national and international meetings on patient and other stakeholder engagement in research
  • Numerous publications related to patient and other stakeholder engagement (see the Publications tab for selected articles)
  • Patient Engagement and Patient Engagement Officer for the PCORI Greater Plains Collaborative

We look forward to seeing you in beautiful Madison, Wisconsin in June!

With warmest regards,

Maureen Smith, MD, PhD, MPH

Director, UW Institute for Clinical & Translational Research Community-Academic Partnerships (ICTR-CAP)

Planning Committee and Instructors

Melody Bockenfeld, MPH, BSN

Barb Bowers, PhD, MSN, BSN

Betty Chewning, PhD

Elizabeth Cox, MD, PhD

Sarah Davis, J.D., MPA

Sarah Esmond, MS

Nancy Pandhi, MD, MPH, PhD

Nasia Safdar, MD, PhD

    • Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
    • Associate Chief of Staff for Research, William S. Middleton Veterans Administration Medical Center
    • VA Hospital Research Program

Gay Thomas, MA