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Appalachian Translational Research Network


Appalachian Translational Research Network: Research Support

The Appalachian Translational Research Network (ATRN) is committed to addressing the significant health challenges and disparities specific to Appalachia by enhancing research collaborations to speed the translation of scientific discoveries to health improvements for this region.

The ATRN seeks to foster Community Engagement and Outreach to those in the Appalachian region. In addition, the ATRN will serve as a conduit for enhancing T1 research collaborations in areas relevant to the chronic health conditions prevalent in Appalachia. | Request Service using button below

ATRN Newsletters: Fall 2013 | Spring 2013 | Fall 2012

ATRN Institutional Partners:

For a brief summary on Appalachia and Appalachian health, click here.

As part of the ATRN, The Ohio State University Center for Clinical and Translational Science focuses on health in Appalachia. The ATRN is being built to allow for:

  • Multi-institutional and multi-state collaborative pilot funding opportunities for OSU/NCH researchers
  • Facilitation of researcher collaborations and mentorship opportunities both within OSU/NCH and across institutions through an ATRN: Researcher Directory
  • An Appalachian community-based research infrastructure which will facilitate, for example, researcher-community partnerships, recruitment, and the conduct of research
  • Furthering of researchers' understanding of Appalachian culture through outreach, engagement, and research activities.

Join the ATRN Researcher Directory

The ATRN Researcher Directory links researchers, students, and community partners interested in health-related research in Appalachia. To join the directory, complete our questionnaire at http://go.osu.edu/ATRNResearcherDirectory. Directory member information will be available on the CCTS website. When researchers, students, or community partners request assistance or collaboration, they will be contacted by the ATRN staff. Please note that personal information will not be displayed and will not be released until permission to do so is provided. We hope this initiative will benefit all who are involved!

Become an ATRN Community Partner

The ATRN is looking for community partners to participate in the network. Community partners are individuals in Appalachia who are leaders in their communities. These individuals work to see positive changes in their neighborhood and come from schools, hospitals, churches, social service agencies, etc.

Community partners are:

  • supportive of research in Appalachia
  • open to hearing about research in their area
  • open to participating in research
  • provide ATRN with feedback about doing research in Appalachian communities

Community partners will:

  • be notified about research taking place in their county
  • have their organization listed on the ATRN website
  • have opportunities to participate in research in their area
  • have access to researchers throughout Appalachia

For more information about becoming a community partner, please contact Beverly.Stringer@osumc.edu for more information.

To learn more about ATRN or to be part of the developing ATRN: Researcher Directory, contact Beverly.Stringer@osumc.edu. To request services related to ATRN, please use the Request Services button below.

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