Community Engagement

The Rockefeller University Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) welcomes communities, community partners, and other stakeholders to join us in a process of sharing information, priorities and responsibilities, building relevant skills and tools, and collaborative problem solving to address health issues of mutual concern.

As part of its core mission, The Rockefeller University CCTS fosters collaborations between researchers and community partners to improve the health of individuals and communities. Successful partnerships can work on multiple levels. Community engagement helps:

  • Researchers learn about community priorities
  • Practitioners align research with patients' needs
  • Communities impact the direction, design, outcomes and practical applications of research
  • To foster collaborations across many stakeholders to improve health
  • To accelerate translation of research findings into practices that can be used to improve health

Community Engagement at the Rockefeller University CCTS includes many activities in addition to scientific collaboration, including educational outreach to high school students, undergraduates, the public, practitioners and scientists, as well as fostering scientific-community-public health, and practice-based collaborations.