Research Presentations


Michael Rembis, 2011-12 Civic Engagement Research Fellow presents May 2013.

In addition to offering competitive fellowships for UB faculty researchers, CEPP supports and advances community-based research and scholarship by UB researchers by providing a forum for research presentations, internal research series and workshops, and research network meetings.

Examples include:

  • Hosting Research Presentations by our faculty Research Fellows and Community Scholars-in-Residence and CEPP Research Network Meetings. 
  • Organizing Research Workshops and Research Series for faculty and graduate students to gain practical insights into research methods, best practices, challenges and opportunities for various types of community-based research
  • Promoting Grant-Related Workshops organized by the Office of Research Advancement.

Research Fellow presentations in 2015-16 are being hosted by CEPP as follows:

  • Dr. Ndubueze Mbah, on October 28 (flyer)

The 2015-16 conversations on aging-related issues in the series Research on Aging: People, Policy, and Practice began on September 24 with Dr. Bruce Troen (flyer), and continue on October 22 with Dr. Louanne Bakk (flyer) and Dr. Debra Street on November 12. This series has been organized in conjunction with UB's Institute for Person-Centered Care and the Institute for Innovation Aging Policy and Practice, UB School of Social Work.  Meeting to hear about new and ongoing research, promising strategies, and opportunities for collaboration, this series is designed for researchers, service providers, community advocates and others.  In 2014-15, this series featured research presentations and discussions wtih Dr. Diane Bessel , Dr. Louanne Bakk, Dr. Davina Porock, February 25, and a Research Roundtable hosted with Age-Friendly Erie County on March 5 (flyer), and ended the year with Dr. Machiko Tomita (flyer).

Also, an introductory series for UB researchers on Community-Based Research was launched on April 1, 2015 with Prof. Susan Vivian Mangold and Dr. Laurene Tumiel-Berhalter on the "The Community-Based Research Spectrum."  A presentation by Sam Magavern on May 1 on “Working with Community Partners and Maximizing Your Community Impact in Participatory Research” was followed on June 5 by Dr. Laurene Tumiel-Berhalter on "Survey Development."

In 2014-15, CEPP hosted research presentations by Civic Engagement Research Fellows:

  • Dr. Nathan Daun-Barnett with Allison D. Newman on November 14
  • Dr. Fred Klaits with Rev. Gary Steeves, on November 24
  • Dr. Janet Yang on December 5

In 2013-14, CEPP hosted research presentations by Civic Engagement Research Fellows:

  • Dr. Jill Koyama with Molly Short Carr on March 7 (flyer)
  • Dr. Christine Wang on April 9 (flyer)
  • Prof. Tony Szczygiel on May 2 (flyer)

Also, faculty who received Research Fellowships for Grant Development and Research Dissemination presented on September 27, 2014. See here for information, including all involved faculty members.

Our 2013-14 Community Scholar-in-Residence, Michael Gates, Director, Emergency Management, Seneca Nation of Indians, and Dr. Chris Renschler, UB Geography, cohosted presentations and panel discussion on Wednesday, April 23, on "Assessing Community Resilience for Policy- and Decision-Making: The Cattaraugus Creek and the Seneca Nation of Indians" together with John Whitney, District Conservationist, US DDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service, and students (flyer).

A Research Workshop on June 4 focused on "Conducting Qualitative Research Interviews" with Dr. Linda S. Kahn and Dr. Bonnie M. Vest, UB Family Medicine, and Dr. Elisa M. Rodriguez, Roswell Park Cancer Institute (see here for details).

An archive listing of all of the research events – presentations, workshops, and conferences, from 2009-2013 -- is available here.