Center on Health Outcomes Research and Capacity Building for Underserved Populations with Spinal Cord Injury and Traumatic Brain Injury
News and Upcoming Events
Dr. Lee Saunders presented to students and faculty at Spelman College on February 16th at 5:00pm. She presented on the goals of the Center on Health Outcomes Research and Capacity Building among Underserved Populations with SCI and TBI. Also, Dr. Saunders presented the results of Bridget Peter's summer project (a graduate of our summer undergraduate research program and of Spelman).... See more current projects
Summer Student Program
On April 19, 2013, Dr. Saunders traveled to Spelman College for their 2013 Student Research Day. She served as a judge for the public health oral presentations and was able to observe the types of research activities going on throughout the campus. Over the past 3 years, the Longevity after Injury Project has taken summer undergraduate research students from Spelman College (Student page), and we hope to continue that collaboration. Dr. Saunders was also able to meet with Dr. Rosalind Bass, with whom we have been collaborating through a supplement our Capacity Building Grant (CHORCUP). --View photo--
On April 25, 2013, Dr. Rosalind Bass of Spelman College attended the Health Disparities Research at the Intersection of Race, Ethnicity, and Disability: A National Conference” held in Washington, DC. She presented a poster titled: “Gender, race, pain, and subjective well-being of adults with spinal cord injury.” The information presented has also been accepted for publication in the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. This work was supported by a supplement to our Capacity Building Grant (CHORCUP). --View photo--
Disability and Rehabilitation Research Project (DRRP) was recently funded for a supplement for the fiscal year 2012-2013. The goal for that year is to continue to build upon the supplemental activities consistent with the original grant proposal by furthering our collaboration with Spelman College, a historically black college/university, and expand into additional collaborations with Morehouse College and/or Clark. Specifically, we will: (A) strengthen and expand our collaboration with Spelman College by making a site visit, meeting with key faculty and students, and making an additional presentation on disability research targeted at recruiting a summer undergraduate student for CHORCUP; (B) build a new collaboration with an additional institution from the Atlanta University Center Consortium by making a presentation at Morehouse College and/or Clark Atlanta University, and (C) provide training to a graduate or medical student from an HBCU, targeting the Atlanta University Center Consortium, and resulting in at least one peer-reviewed publication submission.