Join us for the annual Health Scholar Showcase highlighting the theme All of Us. As a premier event of Translational Health Research Center since 2017, the Health Scholar Showcase brings together faculty researchers, staff, and community guests for an afternoon of interdisciplinary dialogue and discovery as we share some of the best examples of faculty health research and sponsored programs at Texas State.
Health Scholar Showcase 2024: All of Us
Theme: All of Us
Health Scholar Showcase Keynote Speaker
Karriem S. Watson, DHSc, MS, MPH is the Chief Engagement officer for the NIH All of Us Research Program. Dr. Watson comes to the NIH after 16 years in academia and community health.
He previously served as the Associate Executive Director of a group of Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) in the Illinois area where he developed a community engaged and implementation science research program. He was also faculty at the University of Illinois School of Public Health Division of Community Health Sciences. Dr. Watson’s research focused on cancer prevention and control and he previously had a Multi-PI R01 from the NIMHD looking at epigenetics in lung cancer screening among African American men and was funded in a Multi-PI project through the NHLBI UG3/UH3 looking at the implementation of evidence based tobacco cessation in FQHCs. Dr. Watson also received funding from the NCI to develop a Citizen Science program that engaged African American men in prostate and lung cancer screening.
In addition to his research, Dr. Watson has been recognized as a national leader in community engagement having served as the past chair of Community Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH) and being recognized by the Lungevity as a Community Champion. He is also passionate about mentoring and training up the next generation of young scientists and was recognized by the Chicago Urban League as an Innovator in STEM.
Health Scholar Showcase Schedule
Attire: Business/ Business Casual
|Presenter Check-In and Arrival at the PERF
|Poster Session 2nd & 3rd Floors
|Opening Remarks (VP for Research, Dr. Shreek Mandayam) & Keynote in the Recital Hall
|Refreshments & Networking at First Floor Lobby