Community Research Exchange

ACCEL Community Research Exchange Conference - 2017

Monday, May 15, 2017
University of Delaware, Clayton Hall Conference Center

Our invited guest speakers are part of a team who won the 2014 Team Science Award from the Association for Clinical and Translational Science:
Bowen Chung

Bowen Chung, MD, MSHS, is an Associate Professor-in-Residence in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, an Adjunct Scientist at the RAND Corporation, an Investigator at the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute, and a Research Scientist at Healthy African American Families II. Dr. Chung is currently an attending child and adolescent psychiatrist for the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health at Harbor - UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, CA. He received his undergraduate education at Williams College with a B.A. in English Literature, his M.D. at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and his M.S.H.S. at the UCLA School of Public Health. His research has focused on studying approaches for the financing and delivery of health services to improve health outcomes for adult chronic diseases such as depression in partnership with under-resourced, minority communities.

Loretta Jones

Loretta Jones M.A., Th.D, is the founder and CEO of Healthy African American Families II (HAAF). Her career as a civil rights activist, health policy advocate, and social architect has spanned more than 40 years. Dr. Jones is an Associate Professor at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine & Science (CDU) in the Community Faculty Prefix Series. Dr. Jones also serves on the University of California Los Angeles Institutional Review Board and is a member of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill CTSA External Advisory Board. She was the first African American non-medical woman to be a lead author in JAMA. She is also published in Ethnicity & Disease, and is a co-author on more than 60 peer-reviewed articles. This year President Obama implemented the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) and Dr. Jones was selected to serve on the National Institutes of Health Precision Medicine Institutional Review Board. She is a current and past co-investigator of numerous NIH and CDC research projects, including Community Partners in Care and Witness4Wellness, for which she received the 2015 UCLA Landmark Program of the Year Award, the 2015 Community Campus Partnerships for Health Award and the 2014 Team Science Award from the Association for Clinical and Translational Science and the American Federation for Medical Research. She also received the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program (RWJCSP) Award for Dedication and Service to the RWJCSP. Dr. Jones received the Goodwill African Focus Incorporated Lifetime Achievement Award and African Family Induction Certification Award in April 2016. In honor of this momentous occasion, she received Certificates of Recognition from Los Angeles City Councilman Curren D. Price Jr. and Senator Holly J. Mitchell, as well as a Certificate of Commendation from Los Angeles County Board of Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas. She received the Global Officials of Dignity (G.O.D.) Diane Watson Community Service Award in 2015, and was given the inaugural Ruth Roemer Social Justice Leader Award by the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Fielding School of Public Health, the Dr. Nelle Becker-Slaton Pathfinder Award from the Association of Pan-African Doctoral Scholars, and the American Public Health Association (APHA) Community Based Public Health Caucus (CBPHC) Tom Bruce Award in 2014. She’s been the recipient of the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine & Science President’s Award, the NAACP William Montague Cobb Award, the Black Caucus of Health Workers of the American Public Health Association (APHA) Community Service Award, and the National Community-Based Organization Network (NCBON) Lucille Webb Award. These are just a few of her many honors and awards for her work in community.

Panel discussion on Behavioral Health will include local experts:
Jim Martin, CPSS (moderator) Council Chairperson, Governor’s Advisory Council of Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health

Rita M. Landgraf Department of Health and Social Services/University of Delaware

Gerard Gallucci, MD, MHS Delaware Department of Health and Social Services

Mandell Much, PhD Director of Clinical Services, Aquila of Delaware, Inc.

Bowen Chung, MD, MSHS Associate Professor-in-Residence, in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

Loretta Jones, MA, ThD Founder and CEO of Healthy African-American Families (HAAF)

Afternoon Workshops:
Incorporating an Evaluation Framework into Your Work
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research and Chronic Kidney Disease
Investing in the Future: Connecting New Investigators
Translational Research in Practice: Using Participatory Action Research (PAR) to Examine Health, Substance Abuse, Violence and Life Chances in Wilmington
Behavioral & Mental Health - Kindness & Hospitality: Creating safe and welcoming spaces in the community
This Live activity, ACCEL Community Research Exchange, with a beginning date of 05/15/2017, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 5.75 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Questions? Contact us at or 302-320-6796.