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INVESTIGATOR SPOTLIGHT: STEPHANIE BREWER

Stephanie is a postdoctoral research fellow in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Her focus is in developing school-based interventions. Her unique approach to developing interventions is to target barriers related to ease of implementation, contextual relevance, and cultural responsiveness. 

Currently Dr. Brewer is working to explore how Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS) can be adapted to fit in a school setting. She and her team are conducting interviews with school principals, assistant principals, school psychologists, school social workers and students, to discover barriers and adaptations they will have to consider whenredesigning the implementation of CAMS. 

AWARDS:  
Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) 
Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (F32) 

FUNDED INCUBATOR RESEARCH PILOTS FACILITATE CROSS COLLABORATIONS

We ended 2019 with 2 newly funded pilots making a total of 12 incubator research pilots representing 12 disciplines. The newly approved projects will add professional expertise in communication, health services, and gastroenterology.

“How to Design Conversations” Facilitation Lab

Daniel Stillman of The Conversation Factory led UW ALACRITY Center members and the larger Seattle #DesignThinking community in a workshop created to challenge your assumptions of how workshops should be run and hone skills to improve the quality of conversations.  Participants ran through several exercises to practice Daniel’s approach to facilitation and had a lot of fun stepping out of their comfort zone.  Learn more about Daniel’s quest to design conversations on his podcast and follow him on Twitter.