Council on Research and Evaluation (CORE)

 

Purpose

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The CORE serves as a focus for the identification and discussion of issues regarding research and evaluation; serves as a representative voice of the research and evaluation activities within the AUCD Network; and influences the development and implementation of initiatives relevant to achieving and sustaining appropriate research and evaluation activities to guide the development of national policies.

 
 

How CORE Relates to AUCD and Its Work

The CORE fulfills its purpose and the mission of AUCD and its constituent membership by serving as a conduit for technical assistance, providing input into policy, and engaging in other support activities deemed necessary to advance the mandate for research and evaluation. The Council helps the association to:

  • Set and accomplish its research goals specified in the AUCD Strategic Map.
  • Carry out training activities to inform network members on important and emerging research and evaluation topics.
  • Develop the research capacity of each network member to conduct quality research and sound evaluation activities.
  • Identify topics of common interests to network members and develop recommendations to the AUCD Board.
  • Lead the Network in involving people with disabilities and their family members to participate in research and evaluation activities.

 
 

Membership

The Council on Research and Evaluation, known as CORE, is made up of individuals whose work is related to or who is interested in research and evaluation. CORE members are from each Center and program across the AUCD network. Membership is open to anyone in the AUCD network who chooses to join the CORE by selecting the CORE in their AUCD Directory. Each network member can also designate an individual representative who will cast one vote when a matter before the Council requires such an action. Members of the CORE are expected to attend the membership meeting during AUCD Annual Conferences and quarterly conference calls.

 
 

2018 Focus Areas

The 2018 CORE annual plan includes:

  • Involving individuals with disabilities as researchers in research teams by developing recommendations for working with university IRBs, by sponsoring a Driving Change session on this topic during the 2018 AUCD Conference, and by editing a book focusing on participatory research.
  • Providing training to Network members on how to evaluate the UCEDD core grants.
  • Develop recommendations to the Network on accessible methods of data visualization for people with disabilities.
 
 

CORE Leadership

Chair: Ronda Jenson, Ph.D.

Email: Ronda.Jenson@nau.edu

 
 

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6/10/2019

WITH Foundation Awards $392,000 to Promote Comprehensive and Accessible Healthcare

AUCD was awarded funding to support the Turn up the HEAT On (Health is for Everyone Action Team). The project builds on successful efforts led by the AUCD to include Developmental Disabilities in medical education. The project will implement Developmental Disability (DD) competency in medical education by leveraging AUCD's network to build capacity and develop leadership of medical schools in a three- state pilot (West Virginia, Kentucky, and Alabama).

 
 

6/4/2019

AUCD Professional Fellow Alumni Wins Prestigious State Department Award

Maria Omare of Kenya (AUCD ProFellow 2017) is One of Four Winners

Maria Omare, an alumna of the ADA International Fellowship Program's Spring 2017 Cohort, has been selected for the prestigious Alumni Impact Award by the Professional Fellows Division of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

 
 

5/28/2019

54 Learn the Signs.Act Early. Ambassadors Complete Annual Training at NCBDDD/CDC

42 new Learn the Signs. Act Early. Ambassadors joined forces with a veteran cohort of 12 Ambassadors representing 48 states, 3 territories and the District of Columbia on the campus of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the Annual Act Early Ambassador Training April 30-May 1, 2019 hosted by the Learn the Signs. Act Early.

 
 

5/27/2019

Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (IDDRC, UCEDD, LEND) Researcher Sutcliffe, Others Find High-risk Genes for Schizophrenia

Author: Bill Snyder

Using a unique computational framework they developed, a team of scientist cyber-sleuths in the Vanderbilt University Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics and the Vanderbilt Genetics Institute (VGI) has identified 104 high-risk genes for schizophrenia. One contributor is Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (IDDRC, UCEDD, LEND) member and Associate Professor of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences James Sutcliffe, Ph.D.

 

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