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

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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