URMC Community Advisory Council The Community Advisory Council (CAC) was created in 2006 to represent the voice of the community and guide and support the four missions of the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC): Education Research Patient Care Community Health Wade Norwood, Director of Community Engagement at the Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency, serves as Chair of the CAC, and Scott Benjamin, President and CEO of the Charles Settlement House serves as Vice-Chair of the CAC. Thirty-two community and academic members comprise the CAC, and eighteen community-based organizations, including health and social service agencies, the faith community, local government, the city school district, and media are represented. The functions of the CAC are to: Act as a resource to URMC to strengthen community partnerships with an aim to reduce disparities and improve access to health care and services Contribute to the assessment and identification of community health-related priorities Promote constituent engagement in community health improvement initiatives Review community-engaged projects and research, as requested The CAC serves in an advisory capacity to the: University of Rochester Medical Center Center for Community Health URMC Clinical and Translational Science Institute Monroe County effort on the National Children’s Study Committee providing input for URMC educational programs in public health In the past six years, the CAC has contributed to building an infrastructure for the URMC’s community engagement activities, and produced the following documents, which serve as a resource to researchers conducting community-based research: Priority Research Topics Guiding Principles for Community-Engaged Research Tackling the Unknown Together-Collaborative Planning for Research to Improve Community Health Knowledge is Power-Sharing Research Results with the Community CAC Approval Process for Community Based Research Evaluating Community Engagement in an Academic Medical Center Presentations and highlights from past meetings: At the December 9, 2014 council meeting, Thomas Fogg presented an overview of the CTSI Retreat held on November 11, 2014. CTSI Strategic Planning and Retreat/Population Health Objective, November 11, 2014 Also at the December 9, 2014 meeting, Dr. Rajeev Ramchandran presented the objective, history, and implementation of the Diabetic Retinopathy Surveillance Initiative. Silvia Sorensen presented the initiative’s findings in regards to the behavioral/social effects of poor eyesight and benefits of healthy eyesight. Rochester Area Tele-CARE Diabetic Retinopathy Surveillance Initiative On May 7, 2010 Dr. Doniger and Wade Norwood presented at a Public Health Grand Rounds: Public Health Grand Round - Power Point Presentation - May 7, 2010 Advisory Council Members Include: NAME TITLE AGENCY Steven L. Barnett, M.D. Associate Professor, Departments of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences; Director of the Rochester Prevention Research Center (RPRC); National Center for Deaf Health Research (NCDHR) University of Rochester Medical Center Lawrence M. Becker Director, Strategic Partnerships and Alliances; Chairman, Plan Administration Committee, Corporate Human Resources Xerox Corporation Scott C. Benjamin - Vice Chair of URMC CAC President & CEO Charles Settlement House Nancy M. Bennett, M.D., M.S. Director, Center for Community Health University of Rochester Medical Center Linda Burke Director of Clinical Services Finger Lakes Developmental Disabilities Service Office Wendy Carrier Research Associate Urban League of Rochester Ann Marie Cook President & CEO Lifespan Lauren S. Deutsch Esq. Executive Director Perinatal Network of Monroe County Ann Dozier, Ph.D. Interim Chair, Public Health Sciences University of Rochester Medical Center Constantino Fernandez, M.D. Representing the Latino Health Coalition University of Rochester Medical Center Thomas T. Fogg, M.S., M.P.H. Executive Director for Operations, Clinical and Translational Science Institute University of Rochester Medical Center Erin Graupman, R.N., B.S.N., M.B.A. District Coordinator of Student Health Services Rochester City School District Theresa Green, Ph.D, M.B.A., M.S. Director, Community Health Policy and Education, Center for Community Health University of Rochester Medical Center Geoffrey Hale, Ph.D. Senior Attorney Empire Justice Center Rev. Lawrence Hargrave Pastor of Outreach Ministries Asbury First United Methodist Church Wallace E. Johnson, M.D. Director, Center for Primary Care University of Rochester Medical Center Byron S. Kennedy, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H. Director Monroe County Department of Public Health Karl Kieburtz, M.D., M.P.H. Director of CTSI; Senior Associate Dean, Clinical Research University of Rochester Medical Center Karen Kremer Project Director, Community-Wide Physician Quality Collaborative Monroe County Medical Society Candice Lucas, M.B.A. Director, Community Health Services, Center for Community Health; Chair, African-American Health Coalition University of Rochester Medical Center Raymond Mayewski, M.D. Vice President & Chief Medical Officer, URMC University of Rochester Medical Center Colleen C. McCarthy Director, Local Government and Community Relations University of Rochester Medical Center Gail L. Newton Director, Community Health Partnerships, Center for Community Health University of Rochester Medical Center Wade Norwood, Chair of URMC CAC Director of Community Engagement Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency Elissa Orlando Vice President, Television WXXI Public Broadcasting Kathleen Parrinello Chief Operating Officer University of Rochester Medical Center Sally Farrell Partner Vice President, Community Services Catholic Family Center Christine Peck, L.M.S.W. Assistant Director, Clinical Services Eldersource Program of Lifespan & Catholic Family Center Gladys Pedraza-Burgos Chief Operations Officer Ibero-American Action League Len Redon Deputy Mayor City of Rochester Kathy Rideout, Ed.D., P.N.P.-B.C., F.N.A.P. Dean, University of Rochester School of Nursing University of Rochester School of Nursing Peter G. Robinson Vice President & COO; Executive Director of Government Relations University of Rochester Medical Center Eric P. Rubenstein, J.D., M.P.H. Director, Office of Regulatory Support Executive Director for Research Services, CTSI University of Rochester Medical Center Susan Searles Director of Early Childhood Programs Rochester School for the Deaf Mark Taubman, M.D. Senior Vice President for Health Sciences and CEO of URMC University of Rochester Medical Center Steven Turner Community Development Department Director Action for a Better Community Christine Wagner, S.S.J., Ph.D. Executive Director St. Joseph's Neighborhood Center Patricia Woods President and CEO Mental Health Association of Rochester and Monroe County Martin S. Zand, M.D., Ph.D. Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology; Director, Rochester Center for Health Informantics; Co-Director, Center for Biodefense Immune Modeling University Of Rochester Medical Center In addition, the Center works with many other organizations throughout the community on its various programs and initiatives.