Community Engagement


Community Engagement

Sarah Pedersen, PhD Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Dana Rofey, PhD Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

The Department of Psychiatry lecture series welcomes Drs. Dana Rofey and Sarah Pedersen on April 29, 2022 for a special presentation focusing on Community Engagement.

Drs. Rofey and Pedersen are actively engaged in the Department’s Research Equity and Community Health (REACH) collaborative which aims to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion in research by building partnerships with community members and organizations to inform research collaborations. Community health research seeks to understand health and morbidity within communities and actively engages community members in the design and implementation of research projects. These collaborative relationships help improve patient and family outcomes, reduce health inequities for diverse populations, and further the scientific inquiry of psychiatric illness and treatment for all people.

Our lectures will take place via Zoom due to current COVID19 safety guidelines. 

Participate via Zoom. Click on this Zoom link. Meeting ID: 964 8811 2700; Passcode: 599640.

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CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS. The entirety of this program will be a lecture by the speaker(s). All individuals able to control the content of this educational activity are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any proprietary entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients. Registration is not required for this event. This event is free and there will be no refunds. The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution. The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded .15 continuing education units (CEUs), which are equal to 1.5 contact hours. In accordance with Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education requirements on disclosure, information about relationships of presenters with commercial interests (if any) will be included in materials which will be distributed at the time of the conference. WPH is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. WPH maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. This program is being offered for 1.5 continuing education credits. The indicated number of clock hours of continuing education is provided through UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital’s Office of Educational Resources and Planning, a PA-approved provider of social work continuing education in accordance with all the applicable educational and professional standards of the Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapist. These clock hours satisfy requirements for LSW/LCSW, LPC and LMFT renewal. For more information, call (412) 204-9085.