2024 Confluence Research Showcase

Read about the work of WashU faculty and community partners by clicking on the Confluence Research Showcase cover below.

2024 William H. Danforth Confluence Award Top 10 Finalist Research Video Summary

View this summary of the community-engaged research led by WashU faculty, community partners, and university collaborators. Each research project is explained in this video in three minutes, using one slide.

St. Louis Story Stitchers Artists Collective: Spoken Word (Saint Louis, Saint Louis), created for the 2024 Confluence Symposium and Award Ceremony

2024 Photo Gallery

The application opened on September 1, 2023 to all WashU faculty. The work must be ongoing or recent (completed in 2022 or 2023). There is a limit of two entries per faculty per year. Nominations and application forms have closed for 2024.

We anticipate additional awards being offered to match strong applicants with awards and to elevate deserving projects, making efforts to connect researchers and their collaborators with other sources of support to further impact through community-engaged research methods.

Wednesday, April 10, 2024 – .ZACK Theatre (3224 Locust Street, St. Louis, Missouri 63103)

1 p.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks

1:15 p.m. Amplifying Community Voices: Changing Our Research Strategies
In this panel on community-engaged research, learn about the partnerships between WashU and the community, what is occurring, and what we can all do to create mutually beneficial research, and positive community outcomes. We’ll discuss the principles of community-engaged research, and how they have been enacted, as well as the methods that work for successful partnerships.

  • Joyce Balls-Berry, associate professor of Neurology, Washington University School of Medicine; core leader, Health Disparities and Equity Core in the Knight ADRC
  • Vetta Sanders Thompson, E. Desmond Lee Professor of Racial and Ethnic Diversity; associate dean for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (Host)
  • Sarah Arnosky Ko, vice President, Greater St. Louis, Inc.
  • Kia Davis, assistant professor of Surgery, Public Health Sciences Division, Washington University School of Medicine
  • Stephanie Griffin, former caregiver; community member co-chair, COEQUAL Governance Board
  • Don Logue, board member, Community Forward, Inc.

2:45 p.m. Break

3 p.m. Introduction of Top 10 Finalists, Video Presentation, Award Ceremony

5–6 p.m. Networking Reception