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Workshops and Seminars

The Program in Community Engagement offers various workshops and seminars related to community engagement in order to facilitate skill development and enhance knowledge of specific research methodologies, dissemination of research information and findings, and issues pertinent to the health of the local community. Topics are suggested and workshops and seminars are attended by community members, community health care providers, and WFSM faculty and staff.

Bus Stop Jobs

Join us to watch “Bus Stop Jobs” a short documentary that showcases the economic challenges of living in Winston-Salem without a vehicle.  

Bus Stop Jobs
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
4 pm – 4:45 pm viewing and discussion
Conference room 421
Bailey Power Plant
470 Patterson Ave
Winston Salem, NC

Foundations in Community-engaged Research




September 5,


Foundations in community-engaged research: Rationale and theory


View the presentation online at the AHEC website

Eugenia Eng, DrPH, MPH
  Department of Health Behavior, 

  UNC Gillings School of Global 

  Public Health

DeWanna Hamlin, MA

Scott D. Rhodes, PhD, MPH

  Wake Forest School of Medicine




October 3, 2017

An introduction to photovoice as a method aligned with community-engaged research 


View the presentation online at the AHEC Website.

Stephanie Daniel, PhD

Megan Irby, PhD

  Wake Forest School of Medicine

Lynn Rhoades, MDiv

  Authoring Action,

  Winston-Salem, NC




November 14,

Citizen science: A novel and emerging method to knowledge generation


View the presentation online at the AHEC Website.

Alain Bertoni, MD, MPH

Phillip Summers, MPH

  Wake Forest School of Medicine




December 5,

Recruitment and retention of “hard-to-reach” populations: Successful strategies to increase the participation of Latinos in research


View the presentation online at the AHEC Website.

Jorge Alonzo, JD

Lilli Mann, MPH

  Wake Forest School of Medicine

Lucero Refugio Aviles

  Triad Health Project, 

  Greensboro, NC

Amanda E. Tanner, PhD, MPH

  Department of Public Health

  Education, UNC Greensboro


Objectives: ▪ Describe the underlying rationale for community-engaged research.
▪ Apply strategies designed to increase community engagement.
▪ Use research methods aligned with community engagement.

Target Audience: Open to all interested in attending this educational activity.

Fee: There is no registration fee for this activity.  http://nwahec.org/52918. Click on the link or enter it into your web browser. Select “Register for Event.” Enter your last name, last 4 digits of your SS#, and the zip code from your preferred mailing address in the box provided under “MY CE Profile.” Once registered, you will receive a confirmation via email. Print this receipt as your proof of registration.

Credit Statement: The Wake Forest School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Accreditation: The Wake Forest School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 



Previous Workshops

  • Community-Engaged Research in Local Policy Change (January 29, 2018)
  • Evidence-based Interventions and Youth Programming: How Community-Academic Collaborations Lead to Mutual Benefit by Wendy Dixon and Justin Moore (October 5, 2017)
  • The North Carolina Association for Biomedical Research and the Wake Forest School of Medicine partnered to present "Rx for Science Literacy Teacher Workshop on Vaccines" at Wake Forest Biotech Place (July 13, 2017). Slides from the workshop
  • Strangulation: The Intersection of Intimate Partner Violence, Health, & Safety (June 2, 2017)
  • Present Your Thesis to 8th Graders (May 9-10, 2017). Watch a brief Youtube recap of the event. 
  • Family Immigration Status: A Social Determinant of Health (January 17, 2017).   A brief promo of the lecture can be accessed at http://bit.ly/Linton-Immigration-brief.  The full lecture can be seen here.
  • What is Citizen Science and What does it have to do with Translational Research? (November 4, 2016)
  • Community Engagement with the CTSAs: Challenges and Opportunities (October 13, 2016)
  • Suicide: A Public Health Issue in Adolescence & Young Adults (October 13)
  • Communicating Scientific Research: Effective Strategies for Disseminating Research to Communities and Legislators (June, 2016)
  • Intimate Partner Violence: Before, During, and After Pregnancy (May 6, 2016)
  • Intimate Partner Violence (April 11, 2016)
  • Making Connections: Interactions Matter (April 8, 2014)
  • Growing the Young Child's Brain (January 25, 2014)
  • Exploring Ethical Challenges in Community Collaboration (June 24, 2013)
  • Science Fair Workshops; Cook Elementary School (October- November, 2013)
  • Clinical Trials Workshop for Community (March 18, 2013)
  • Nutrition Environment Measures Survey (September 22 and 29, 2012)
  • Geographic Information Systems (June 21, 2012)
  • New Trends in Primary Care (March 19, 2012)
  • Healthy Food, Healthy Kids: Improving Access to Food in Our Community (November, 2011)