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RESCHEDULED: Webinar on Building Partnerships for Actionable Science

RESCHEDULED: On Wednesday, June 30, the Science Program will host the second webinar in our ‘How to Co-Produce’ webinar series that explores how to advance partnerships among researchers and resource managers through the use of co-production practices. This second webinar will focus on the important practice of building interdisciplinary relationships and the rewards that can come from doing so. If you are interested in learning how to be part of a team that produces and uses science to inform decisions, please join us.



Continued Partnerships Beyond a Grant: A case study of co-production partnerships in pest management and rodent-borne pathogen research

June 30, 2021, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET (Register here)


Presenters: Dr. Claudia Riegel, Director, City of New Orleans Mosquito, Termite and Rodent Control Board; & Dr. Anna Peterson, Oak Ridge Institute of Science Education (ORISE) Research Fellow

Seminar description: Co-production of actionable and applied science requires researchers and practitioners to develop close partnerships that can naturally extend beyond the life cycle of any one grant. This webinar will describe the development and sustainability of a collaborative research partnership between public health researchers and the New Orleans Mosquito, Termite and Rodent Control Board. Presenters will discuss their experience co-developing research proposals, obtaining funding for research activities, and the application of research results to inform the public about rodent-borne pathogens in the city of New Orleans. Dr. Riegel will discuss how the City of New Orleans Rodent Control Board leverages partnerships with Universities, NGOs, and private companies to expand their knowledge of rodent-borne pathogens and serve the public timely, accurate information on preventing rodent-borne diseases. The webinar will conclude with a Q&A period where attendees are invited to ask questions on all aspects of co-production and how to continue co-production activities beyond the life cycle of a grant.