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Three AHS faculty-led groups get campus funding

Three AHS-represented groups received funding from the Chancellor’s Call to Action Research Projects:

  • Michael Lotspeich-Yadao and Dustin Lange of the Chez Veterans Center and KCH Associate Professor Chung-Yi Chiu have received a grant from the Chancellor’s Call to Action Research Projects for $74,874 to a) elucidate how intersectionality can further contextualize the physical, mental, social, and financial stressors that impact psychosocial adjustment for veteran and military services (VMS) after service, and b) postulate how military-connected student services (MCSS) may consider this theory in programming and services. From this preliminary investigation, we will a) develop and implement a strategic diversity, equity, and inclusion management plan for the CVC, and b) pilot launch a continuing education opportunity for MCSS practitioners nationally.
  • SHS Clinic Director Noa Hannah and SHS Clinical Assistant Professor Sadie Braun are part of a group that received $75,000 for the Illinois Children’s Autism Resources for Equitable Services (Illinois CARES) project. The aim of the project is to make interdisciplinary diagnostic services and supports for autism spectrum disorders and related conditions readily available to underrepresented youth in our community.
  • KCH Assistant Professor Sheena Martenies is part of a group that received $73,810 for its project “Determining Racial Bias in Drinking Water Quality Among Private Well Users in Chicagoland.” The goal is to examine the racial, ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in private well water quality in the Chicago metropolitan area and promote good well stewardship.

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