Community Engagement Symposium: Strategies for community resiliency and recovery for 2021 and beyond

Event Date & Time

November 7, 2020 at 9 a.m.-1 p.m.


Virtual event

Event Details:
This free symposium, hosted by the Institute for Integration of Medicine and Science (IIMS), will address how community-campus partnerships develop and lead to the translation of research discoveries for improved health and well-being.

This symposium is designed for community members, investigators, practitioners, and students to learn more about community engagement and different research happening in our community.


To showcase current projects within different phases of the translational spectrum for possible future collaborations, to identify methods for engaging the community in all phases of research and to build the capacity of community members and researchers interested in community-campus partnerships.

Abstract Submissions

We are seeking poster and oral presentation abstracts from individuals who are or would like to be part of a community-campus research partnership.

Submit abstracts:

Abstracts due: Oct. 5, 2020

Community Engagement Hero Awards

The IIMS is seeking applications to recognize outstanding individuals who have worked as part of a community-campus partnership for the improved health and well-being of South Texas communities.

Award categories include Outstanding Student Award, Outstanding Community Partner Award, Outstanding Research Partner Award, and Outstanding Community Health Improvement Project. One awardee will be selected per category. Awards will be presented during the 2020 IIMS Community Engagement Symposium.

Submit nominations:

Nominations due: Oct. 5, 2020

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About the Speaker(s)

  • Nina Wallerstein, PhD, MPH - Professor, College of Population Health and Director, Center of Participatory Research at the University of New Mexico
  • Harriet Yepa-Waquie, MSW - Community Partner from Jemez Pueblo to Center of Participatory Research at the University of New Mexico
  • Alfredo Ortiz Aragón, PhD - Associate Professor, Dreeben School of Education at University of the Incarnate Word