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Surfacing UBC scholarship through knowledge translation & exchange Hurrell, Christie Oct 21, 2009

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photo by AM agill, Flickr C reative C ommon  S urfacing UB C S cholars hip throug h K nowledg e Trans lation & Exchang e C hristie Hurrell E xecutive D irector, UB C C entre for Health and E nvironment R esearch  About C HE R • M ultidisciplinary research centre founded in 2003: medicine, applied science, interdisciplinary studies • O ur mission: to research and prevent diseases caused by hazards in outdoor and indoor environments – M ost research questions are highly relevant to applied environmental health problems (air pollution, occupational injuries, environmental carcinogens, etc)  • O ne of C HE R ’s main goals is to increase knowledge translation and exchange activities  S o, what is knowledge translation and exchange (KTE )? R esearch us ers (managers,  R esearchers R esearch Agenda  R esearch findings  KTE activities at C HE R : •M edia relations •Websites •Lay summaries •C ommunity outreach •C ontinuing education •B uilding capacity for KTE  workers , policymakers )  Health Issues E nvironmental health interventions  photo by novon, Flickr C reative C ommons  How have we been using the web to surface environmental health research?  K TE AT C HER . . .  O pen Access P ublishing • M aking journal articles and reports available on cIR cle • C reating open access policy to inform and support researchers  R esearch P roject Websites • P rovide support to research teams creating their own websites  P lus more than 25 others …  Website statistics • M onitoring web statistics and responding to demand  Interactive research results •  • • •  R es ponds to s urvey data indicating that a web-bas ed route planner would encourage more people to cycle for trans portation, and that cyclis ts are concerned about air pollution Integrates res earch data on air pollution in M etro Vancouver R eceives ~20,000 vis its /month Will be updated for 2010 O lympics to reflect road clos ures etc.  Interactive research results • P rovides residents, healthcare providers and public health authorities with easy-to-access, near-real-time information about fires, smoke and air-quality-related weather trends in B ritish C olumbia.  Interactive research results • D eveloping a public service announcement with the community • D esigned to raise awarenes s around BC guidelines for laundering pesticidecontaminated clothing • Will be disseminated using Web 2.0 as well as traditional media  R S S as a tool to monitor research issues January 2008  April 2008 D ecember 2007  November 2007  From research results to policy change . . . in five months!  C ommunicating with study participants – when the web doesn’t work • R esearch s hows that some groups don’t use (or trust) the Internet • Lay s ummaries of research res ults – Gives participants some insight into the research process – P rovides information “you need to know”  • Face-to-face meetings still have their place!  Funding to help surface scholarship? • M ost requests for funding in the health sciences require a KTE component • S ustained funding to support trained KTE staff is hard to come by (especially in times of budget cuts)  Web-based continuing education • Free, web-based continuing education for physicians and other health professionals • Trying to create open access materials using proprietary software   photo by Thom Q uine, Flickr C reative C ommons  contact C hris tie: hurrell@;  QUES TIONS ?  


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