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RECAP: Community Research Exhange 2023

This was ACCEL’s first Community Research Exchange (CRE) in person since March 2020 and we’re so glad you joined us!

This year’s conference highlighted the facilitation and importance of community engagement in every phase of the research process. The presence of physicians, clinicians, researchers, and members of the community (residents, advocates for social justice, representatives of agencies and organizations) who advocate for programs and services for vulnerable populations, is essential.

In the program booklet, conference Co-Chairs Allison Karpyn, PhD, Omar Khan, MD, MHS, FAAFP, and Marlene Saunders, DSW, MSW, LMSW, wrote, “This year we come together to celebrate community, and to reflect on what relationships with academic and healthcare researchers do, and should, look like. Our communities in Delaware are strong and resilient, and we celebrate today the local leaders who work tirelessly to speak up about realities, needs, challenges and successes and are willing to dedicate the time and effort it takes to collaborate with larger academic and healthcare researchers to make community-engaged research possible.”

This year’s conference materials and presentations: