Addressing the significant health challenges and disparities specific to Appalachia.


The Penn State College of Medicine will host the 11th Annual Summit on October 19-20, 2021. The Summit will be held virtually on our Virtual Event Platform, Airmeet.


Summit Dates:

Tuesday, October 19: 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Wednesday, October 20: 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Themes Identified Include:

  • Quantitative research on social connectedness and isolation in Appalachia
  • Mechanisms of action by which social connectedness and isolation affect health and well-being in Appalachia
  • Evidence-based programs to address social connectedness and isolation in Appalachia

More information will be coming soon!

Questions? Please email questions to our ATRN Headquarters office at ATRNHeadquarters@gmail.com.





The mission of the Appalachian Translational Research Network (ATRN) is to improve health outcomes across Appalachia by fostering collaborative interinstitutional and community-academic research partnerships

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