Research Symposium

Building Capacity, Building Partnership

Symposium Highlights

You made it a success! Over 175 individuals attended the first HFRCC Research Symposium. Present were community members along with leaders, staff, and students from community organizations, governmental agencies, and academic institutions from University of Michigan-Flint, Michigan State University, Wayne State University, Mott Community College, Eastern Michigan University, and University of Michigan.

A high point of the symposium was recognizing 9 individuals for their contributions to research in the Flint community. Champion Awards were given to Mrs. E. Hill De Loney, MA, and Suzanne Selig, PhD, not present, in recognition of their longstanding work, impact, and commitment in Flint. Early Career Awards were given to Shon Hart, BA, and Rick Sadler, PhD, to honor the impact they have made thus far in their careers. Elder Sarah Bailey, PhD, and Lesli Skolarus, PhD, received Community-Academic Partnership Awards to honor their work on the Stroke Ready project. Student Poster Awards were given to Amy Bacon (University of Michigan-Flint) and Narmeen Rehman (University of Michigan). The People’s Choice Poster Award, chosen by attendees at the symposium, went to Luther Evans (not present) for the “DADs Can We Talk?” project.

2018 Symposium

Date: March 9, 2018 │ Time: 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM

Research that was previously conducted or currently taking place in Flint was highlighted at the first annual Healthy Flint Research Symposium at the Riverfront Banquet Center in downtown Flint. The research symposium showcased Flint-based research including topics such as injury prevention, nutrition, built environment, mental health, and other important public health categories.

The symposium also highlight research resources available from the HFRCC such as Community Dialogues, the Community Ethics Review Board (CERB), the Flint Project Index and Open Data Flint.