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October 25, 2022

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Strategies for effectively reporting research results to study participants – a practice known as “report back” – is the topic of a monthly webinar series jointly hosted by the NIEHS-funded Environmental Health Sciences (EHS) Core Centers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University, the University of Kentucky, and Emory University.

The five-part series, which began in September and runs through January 2023, covers a range of topics including how a digital tool can help researchers inform study participants of their chemical exposures and the role of citizen scientists in the report back process. Students, trainees, and environmental health researchers are invited to attend the series. Each webinar is scheduled from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. EST.Register for upcoming sessions.

  • October 28, 2022: Misinformation online: Implications for reporting environmental health data.
  • November 4, 2022: Lessons learned from the Digital Exposure Report Back Interface.
  • December 2, 2022: Engaging citizen scientists in theory-based report back.
  • January 20, 2023: Unmet needs: Case studies from ongoing research.

To learn more about what NIEHS is doing to advance report back, check out the July 2022 Director’s Corner featuring Katrina Korfmacher, Ph.D., director of the community engagement core within the EHS Core Center at the University of Rochester, and Julia Brody, Ph.D., from Silent Spring Institute. Korfmacher and Brody worked with NIEHS staff to develop a draft action plan for guidelines, training materials, and other tools to increase adoption of report back across the environmental health sciences.