Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Spring Symposium & Poster Session, 2017

The spring symposium was a success, and we thank all of you who attended. On March 27, 2017, we had nearly 75 attendees, more than 20 poster presentations, and a productive discussion about challenges often faced when recruiting research subjects by Katherine Baucom (Psychology) & Paul LaStayo (Physical Therapy).

Throughout the event, we were especially impressed by the connections that continue to be made among faculty and students from across campus. Events like this remind us what an important role C-FAHR plays in supporting and fostering interdisciplinary research among scholars interested in families and health.

C-FAHR Fellows

C-FAHR is committed to thinking about ways we can support the interdisciplinary training of graduate students at the University of Utah.  To this end, we have developed the C-FAHR Fellow program for the 2017-2018 school year.

Fellows will participate in a C-FAHR sponsored mentoring program in the fall, provide feedback to the C-FAHR executive committee about what types of interdisciplinary training would benefit them, and participate in a project-based course during Spring 2018 where they will collaborate in small teams to produce manuscripts using innovative statistical techniques to model family-based processes and health outcomes.  

Up to 10 fellows will be selected for the 2017-2018 school year.  Fellows will be awarded a $1000 stipend.  Applications are due by May 15, 2017.

More information can be found on the flier below:
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2017 Pilot Grant Awardees

The following four interdisciplinary teams have been recently selected to receive funding from the C-FAHR Research Fund.  Their collaborations and pilot projects are sure to move C-FAHR in exciting and new directions.

C-FAHR Pilot Grant Award Winners, 2017

Project Title
Anne Kirby
Marissa Deiner
Cheryl Wright
Occupational Therapy Family Consumer Studies
The role of parents in preparing youth with Autism for Adulthood
Brian Baucom
Lee Ellington
Maia Reblin
P. Georgiou
Moffit Center

Mapping the complexity of communication in caregiver systems for advanced cancer patients
Bruce Ellis
Daniel Adkins, 
Daniel Carlson
Elisabeth Conradt
Sheila Crowell
Lisa Diamond

Family Consumer Studies Gender Studies

Recruitment of at-risk youth for a series of interdisciplinary studies
Debra Scammon
Michael Magill
Christy North
Family & Prev Medicine
Creating Quality Inc

Integrating family caregivers into primary care teams:  Best Practices

C-FAHR members, 
the next RFP to the C-FAHR Research Fund 
will likely to be announced in Fall 2017.