Involving students in an applied research program of health behavior change
This session will overview a collaboration between a large university and community-based health-promotion organization regarding research and learning opportunities provided to students. The presenter's research program of 25 years (170 peer-reviewed publications), and associated health behavior-change protocols emerging from those, will first be overviewed. Then, opportunities for students serving as researchers in the extension of those National Institutes of Health-certified programs will be described. How such process leads to students' better-understanding of translational research and the use of the peer-review process in validating program components and venues will be described, as well as how academic-organizational partnerships might be leveraged.
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