CGRVC Fellows Program
In 2016, we launched the CGVRC Faculty and Graduate Student Fellowship Program. The 2017-8 cohort consisted of 8 faculty fellows and 16 graduate student fellows from Adler, DePaul, UIC, Loyola, and Rush universities from multiple disciplines (including occupational therapy, public health, urban design, geography, sociology, social work, psychology). The work of several of the research fellows with SUHI and the Chicago Gun Violence Research Collaborative (CGVRC) was highlighted by the Chicago Tribune/Pioneer Press, focused on the work of the student researchers in several Chicago communities.
The CGVRC Research Fellowship creates a formal mechanism to support faculty and graduate student involvement in the development of a community-based research agenda. The 2017-8 cohort mapped community assets related to youth resiliency and engagement, produced GIS story maps, and conducted key informant interviews to better understand the impact of gun violence and strategies for reducing violence and promoting academic and growth opportunities for youth. This work provides the foundation for community engagement that begins in the next few months.
The second cohort of fellows will be launched early 2019. The syllabi and student research products can be viewed with the links below: