OUR STUDENT FELLOWS

The CGVRC Graduate Student Fellowship builds the capacity of graduate students to address gun violence throughout their professional lives. The Fellowship is a 15-week program that brings together student fellows (graduate students from Chicago-based universities) and faculty fellows (professors and public health professionals) to:  

  • Understand the root causes of gun violence and initiatives to address these root causes, from a public health perspective, through an ongoing discourse across the fellowship

  • Learn from a network of leading gun violence scholars, advocates, and stakeholders through presentations and discussions

  • Collaborate on faculty-fellow teams to develop, implement, and disseminate an applied research project related to gun violence

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Here are six fellow profiles that describe past fellows and their reflections on gun violence. 

Paris A. Thomas

Fellow   |    Northern Illinois University

Lucia H. Garcia

Fellow   |    Loyola University Chicago

Kreena Patel

Fellow   |    Northwestern University

Anabelen Diaz

Fellow   |    University of Illinois at Chicago

Jacob Avraham

Fellow   |    Cook County Hospital

Michelle S. Gad

Fellow   |    Adler University

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