Community-Based Research Faculty Fellowship

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Community-Based Research Faculty Fellowship

The Community-Based Research Faculty Fellowship aims to broaden community-based research opportunities for students at each of PCOM's locations.

This fellowship was created by the Office of Diversity and Community Relations in concert with the Division of Research and the PCOM Library. Funding from the PCOM Alumni Association supported the launch of this program.

About the Fellowship

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.

  • Faculty members representing the PCOM School of Pharmacy and the PCOM School of Professional and Applied Psychology proposed “Exploring Barriers to Receiving Medical and Mental Health Services in Rural Communities” which will engage eight students from each discipline in this study in the South Georgia community.
  • 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 Vaccine Hesitancy.“

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