Funding is awarded annually for up to three full-time faculty members who are interested
in engaging community-based organizations and PCOM students in collaborative research
studies. Preference is given to proposals that include inter-professional initiatives
and engages multiple students.
Current Community-Based Research Studies
During this inaugural year, two of our new community-based research studies involve
interdisciplinary experiences for PCOM students.
Another study led by faculty from the School of Pharmacy and Department of Bio-Medical Sciences will guide eight pharmacy, biomedical sciences and osteopathic medicine students
in research that will examine “The Increase in COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake Within the
Minority Population Through Direct Grassroots Engagement With Local Churches in Georgia.“
A third study will engage ten graduate and medical students in examining vaccine hesitancy
in Suwanee, Georgia: “PCOM Partners: Empowering Community Members to Reduce COVID-19