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Communications Subcommittee

Communications Subcommittee members are responsible for communicating Network and topical information and news to Network members, SRNT members and external stakeholders as appropriate. Activities will be determined by Network goals and by resources available, and may include:

  • Developing a Network newsletter (usually quarterly)
  • Posting to the Network listserv to encourage conversations, promote Network events and provide updates on member accomplishments 
  • Interviewing Network members to develop spotlights or profiles
  • Sending out a list of recently published relevant articles
  • Posting to SRNT's Facebook and Twitter accounts in collaboration with SRNT's Electronic Communications Committee
  • Updating Network information on SRNT's website.

Experience with communications is helpful but not required; staff will be able to provide basic information and examples. This position is ideal for an early career researcher (graduate student or postdoctoral fellow) interested in advancing the mission of the Adolescent Network and in the opportunity to network with SRNT leadership, staff, and Advisory Committee members. Volunteers at all career levels are welcome.

Current Communication Subcommittee Members:

  • Maria Cooper - The University of Texas School of Public Health, Austin Regional Campus
  • Aly Rudy - Virginia Commonwealth University, Psychology Department
  • MeLisa Creamer - The University of Texas School of Public Health, Austin Regional Campus
  • Meme Wang -Prevention Research Center, Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation
  • Rachel Cassidy - Brown University

Education Subcommittee

Education Subcommittee members are responsible for identifying the need for an planning, promoting and putting on Network educational events. Activities will be determined by Network goals and by resources available, and may include:  

  • Brief online meetings/presentations
  • Webinars
  • Preconference workshops
  • Symposia

Subcommittee members prepare brief promotional materials and work with presenters and moderators to schedule events, collect slides and other materials, and organize event flow and scripts as necessary.

Current Education Subcommittee Members:

  • Suchitra Krishnan-Sarin - Yale University School of Medicine
  • Laura MacPherson - University of Maryland, College Park, Department of Psychology
  • Sharon Lipperman-Kreda – Prevention Research Center, Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation
  • Georges Khalil -  MD Anderson Cancer Center

Membership Subcommittee

Membership Subcommittee is responsible for determining and documenting the roles and terms of services of the Network members, including the AC members, the Chairs, and other members. They oversee recruitment for various positions within the Adolescent Network and conducting member surveys when needed.  

Current Membership Subcommittee Members:

  • Grace Kong - Yale School of Medicine
  • Julia Cen Chen - National Insitute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)


Annual Conference Subcommittee

Annual Conference Subcommittee is responsible for organizing the pre-conference workshop by coordinating the selection of the topic, soliciting potential speakers, submitting documents to get approval of the pre-conference, and communicating with potential speakers, conference organizers, and advisory committee members. In addition, this subcommittee also organizes the in-person meetings of the members at the annual meeting and coordinates the time/location of the meeting and setting the meeting agenda. 

Current Annual Conference Subcommittee Members:

  • Yvonne Prutzman - Tobacco Control Research Branch, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute 
  • Elizabeth Seaman - University of Maryland, School of Public Health 
  • Kathleen Garrison - Yale School of Medicine
  • Erin Sutfin - Wake Forest School of Medicine
  • Janet Hoek - Department of Marketing, University of Otago
  • Jessica Rath - Truth Initiative
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