The National Health Services Research and Development (HSRD) Meeting was held February 8 through 10 in Baltimore, Maryland. This meeting is usually held every two years, though had been delayed due to COVID. The focus of this year's meeting was on advancing health equity through research, implementation science, and diversity and inclusion; many presentations addressed these important themes. There was a lot of excitement and enthusiasm at the meeting, and for many of us, this was the first time we had seen colleagues and collaborators in person in a long time (and sometimes we didn't recognize each other!). The quality of the science presented was very high. I was particularly pleased that 12 CIVIC investigators and team members attended and presented at the meeting. Indeed, CIVIC was one of the best-represented research centers at the meeting, and several oral and poster presentation sessions on topics such as suicide prevention and disability/spinal cord injury/traumatic brain injury featured multiple CIVIC investigators. I am proud of our strong team science efforts and am feeling very positive about our ability to thrive and contribute going forward - thanks to all of you!
Steven K. Dobscha, MD