CHHS school associates participate in research workshop

A few school users from the WKU Faculty of Health and fitness and Human Services (CHHS) have been chosen to show up at the Analysis Potential Creating Workshop of the College of Cincinnati, Training and Investigate Middle (UC ERC). CHHS college users that attended were Dr. Kristen Brewer, Assistant Professor in Community Wellness, Dr. Jenny Burton, Assistant Professor in Communication Sciences & Disorders, and Dr. Allie McCreary, Assistant Professor in Kinesiology, Recreation & Sport.
Pictured: Kristen Brewer (WKU), Jun Wang (UC), Amit Bhattacharya (UC), Allie McCreary (WKU), Jenny Burton (WKU), Eric Smith (UC), Elizabeth Kopras (UC).

The UC ERC serves the regional and countrywide wants in occupational safety and overall health by way of interdisciplinary educational training, investigation instruction and experienced enhancement programs. WKU is a collaborator as a result of the Pilot Research Schooling Software, and CHHS school associates Dr. Edrisa Sanyang and Dr. Ritchie Taylor provide on the steering committee of this software.

The two-day workshop targeted on how to create competitive proposals for federal analysis funding from organizations like the Countrywide Institutes of Well being and the Nationwide Science Foundation. Dr. Taylor mentioned, “Training for the generation of study proposals for the impending Countrywide Institute for Occupational Protection and Well being Pilot Grant Application, as nicely as for federal funding as a result of the Centre for Sickness Management and Prevention, will increase research options for faculty, workers, and students.”

When asked about the workshop, McCreary mentioned, “I seriously loved understanding about how to assistance my investigate efforts via exterior funding sources. Conducting investigation that increases the excellent of daily life of for folks is crucial for my own investigation agenda, for my pupils who thrive functioning on utilized exploration projects, and for the communities we serve, to give them the instruments and facts that issues to them. I appear forward to making use of what I discovered and securing a investigation grant that will permit me to keep on my research on the human proportions of natural assets management.” 

Brewer shared, “This workshop was a great prospect to acquire perception into federal grants. The facilitators shared their ordeals and knowledge to tutorial us by way of the full approach from acquiring a grant that fits your research desires, how to craft a grant application, and how to talk with the funding businesses. This working experience will support me search for external funding for my current project doing the job with a huge university process as they produce and employ sexual health instruction curriculum and for long term projects as this spot of investigate expands. I also acquired to satisfy some awesome people performing great operate in the location, and I look forward to establishing collaborative assignments with them.” 

In accordance to Burton, “My most important study interests are similar to operating with men and women with autism and individuals with intricate interaction requirements.  Just one of my current initiatives relates to the ordeals of first responders doing the job with individuals will conversation problems for the duration of crisis circumstances. This project was started with a graduate scholar in our length understanding program for her thesis. This workshop offered beneficial facts about external funding sources to increase this and upcoming initiatives.”

A lot more info about the workshop and UC ERC can be identified in this article.