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College of Behavioral and Community Sciences


CBCS hosts annual ITRE Conference

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The Institute for Translational Research Education in Adolescent Drug Abuse (ITRE) held its 9th annual conference on March 14-16. Experts showcased their research in the areas of health disparities, adolescent drug abuse, and mental health. Kyaien Conner, PhD, LSW, MPH made a presentation titled, "Using Community-Engaged Research Strategies to Reduce Disparities in African American and Latinx Communities." She discussed the principles of community-engaged research and how they can be used to develop successful projects aimed to address behavioral health and health inequities for those communities. Kathleen Moore, PhD also presented alongside representatives of the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Court and discussed the Marchman Act Drug Court. Read more about the conference here.

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The Mission of the College of Behavioral and Community Sciences (CBCS) is to advance knowledge through interdisciplinary teaching, research, and service that improves the capacity of individuals, families, and diverse communities to promote productive, satisfying, healthy, and safe lives across the lifespan. CBCS envisions the college as a globally recognized leader that creates innovative solutions to complex conditions that affect the behavior and well-being of individuals, families, and diverse communities.