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Research Ethics Grand Rounds Panel Discussion: "Community Engagement and Collaboration in Research Development and Implementation"

Date: May 18, 2023

Time: 12:00PM to 1:00PM


Research Ethics Grand Rounds VIRTUAL Panel Discussion: Community Engagement and Collaboration in Research Development and Implementation
Thursday, May 18, 12-1 p.m. CT

This VKC Research Ethics Grand Rounds panel discussion will focus on what “Nothing About Us Without Us” can look like within a research setting. How can community involvement -- namely, participation of disability self-advocates and their family members -- be incorporated in the planning stages of clinical research and/or intervention? What might some challenges be? What are some of the advantages?

Join us on Thursday, May 18, for a discussion among two VKC researchers and two disability self-advocates who serve on an advisory level for their projects.


  • Beth Malow, M.D., M.S., Burry Chair in Cognitive Childhood Development; Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics; Director, Vanderbilt Sleep Disorders Division
  • Jessica Schwartzman, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
  • Alexandra Jacobs, Self-Advocate
  • Nicole Noblet, Self-Advocate
  • Sarika Peters, Ph.D. (Moderator), Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

This panel will be held 100% virtually. Register here for the Teams link.

For accessibility information or to request an accommodation

Contact kc@vumc.org or 615-322-8240 for disability access information; 2 weeks advance notice is recommended for some accommodations (e.g., Braille, signing).