Health Services Research Day to Focus on Communications

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On Wednesday, October 13, UTHSC faculty members will have the opportunity to gain insight on communicating with the media, policy makers and healthcare providers as part of the annual Health Services Research Day.

On Wednesday, October 13, UT Health Science Center (UTHSC) faculty and members of affiliate organizations will have the opportunity to gain insight on communicating with the media, policy makers and healthcare providers as part of the annual Health Services Research Day. The event is being sponsored by the UTHSC Department of General Internal Medicine, the Center for Genomics and Bioinformatics, and the Center for Health Services Research. All sessions will be held in the Coleman Building on the UTHSC campus.

Held in conjunction with the Plitman Lecture, the day will begin with the lecture and grand rounds from 8 to 9 a.m. in the Coleman Building. David Helms, Ph.D., president and chief executive officer of Academy Health, will speak on translating research results into policy. AcademyHealth serves as the professional society for the fields of health services research and health policy. In addition to leading AcademyHealth, Dr. Helms serves as president and chief executive officer of the Coalition for Health Services, AcademyHealth’s advocacy arm. The coalition provides a unified voice for enhanced federal funding of health services research and data.

A brief reception will follow the lecture, and three breakout sessions will be offered from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Sessions will highlight communicating research to three different audiences: media, policy makers, and healthcare providers.

As part of the day’s events, a general poster session focusing on health services research will be on display. Awards for the poster presentation will be presented at a buffet luncheon, which will be the culmination for the day’s activities.

For more information, call the Center for Health Services Research, 448-5826.