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Penn Nursing Hosts the 15th Annual Summer Research Institute

The school’s yearly research-intensive summit accepted twelve fellows from around the world.

The Institute is designed for junior/senior behavioral scientists who are interested in designing theory driven, culturally competent, and developmentally appropriate interventions to reduce health disparities. The fellows, who hailed from the United States, Hong Kong and the Virgin Islands, interacted with faculty and renowned guest lecturers, who are all noted scientists in theory, elicitation research, intervention design, behavioral, and implementation science. The faculty also mentored the fellows on research design, evaluation approaches, community partnerships and qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research.  

Half of the fellows were doctoral students, or doctorally prepared. Their applications to the Institute were evaluated on merit and the potential for developing a program of health equity and health disparities research. Additionally, past record of productivity was considered during the review process.  The Summer Research Institute was held from June 6th to the 10th.