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GW/ICF Research and Evaluation Forum

Academia and the private sector address today's major societal issues

ICF and the George Washington University (GW) co-host a forum series of in-person events that will also be streamed online. Forum topics may include obesity, bio-informatics, public health preparedness, genetics/genomics, survey methods, and transportation.

The series is the result of a broader memorandum of understanding signed by GW and ICF in 2014. "This broad-based collaboration between GW and ICF is a great model for how industry and academia can combine their strengths to resolve the interdisciplinary approach needed to meet today's challenges," said Tom Russo, GW assistant vice president for industry research. "GW and ICF have worked well together and this collaboration represents a deepening of our relationship to be mutually beneficial to not only GW and ICF but to the entities we support."

  • November 23, 2015: BREAKFAST - 21st Century Cancer Research: At the Crossroads between Clinical and Population Sciences
    George Washington University and ICF brought together an expert panel to explore the contributions of clinical and population sciences to improved cancer outcomes.
  • June 9, 2015 - Symposium on mHealth in Health Systems in an Era of Healthcare Transformation
    George Washington University and ICF hosted a symposium on how to harness opportunities offered by mHealth and integrate mHealth into health systems to promote individual health and disease management.
  • May 6, 2015 - The Rise in E-Cigarette Use: Challenges from a Public Health Perspective
    George Washington University and ICF gathered a panel of experts to cover the spectrum of issues related to e-cigarettes.
  • January 21, 2015: BREAKFAST - Obesity Prevention and Control in Worksite Settings
    George Washington University and ICF co-hosted an expert panel to discuss strategies for obesity prevention and control in worksites.
  • April 27, 2016 - Advancing Novel Research Methods to Improve Children’s Health
    George Washington University and ICF hosted an expert panel to discuss research methods around improving children’s health.
  • October 17, 2016 - Childhood Immunization
    George Washington University and ICF hosted an expert panel to discuss the underlying motivations behind immunizing children, national surveillance activities to track progress, and novel approaches to gather immunization data.
Speaker presenting at a forum