CTSI Distinguished Seminars feature important topics in clinical and translational science presented by outstanding, and sometimes world-renowned, speakers.
Through the Seminar Series, UB's Clinical and Translational Science Institute is partnering with the five health sciences schools and Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center to sponsor a round of visiting scholars in the forefront of their respective disciplines. The goal is to expose faculty, trainees and students to various pathways in clinical and translational research.
Founding Director, Center for Reducing Health Disparities (CRHD)
Director, UC Davis Center for Reducing Health Disparities
Director, Community Engagement Program, Clinical and Translational Research Center (CTSC)
Professor, Division of Clinical Internal Medicine
The seminar will feature Dr. Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, whose work on mental health in ethnic populations has serviced communities around the world.
The Solano County Interdisciplinary Collaboration and Cultural Transformation Model (ICCTM) will be presented. The project’s goal was to increase access to care and utilization of services of three underserved communities in Solano County, CA: Latino/a, Filipino American, and LGBTQ+ and establish an interdisciplinary team approach that incorporated their voices as community-defined strategies/solutions to advancing health equity. This collaborative used an intervention based on the Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) combined with community engagement to increase the county’s capacity to address unmet mental health service needs. Positive outcomes include: increased number of Access Line callers; culturally responsive services improved from baseline; and consumers were less likely to enter care through crisis services. The ICCTM model is being scaled up to nearly 50 counties in California through a Learning Collaborative. The ICCTM Innovations project received 2nd place in the 2022 “Innovations that Bolster Community Trust in Science Award” from the AAMC.