The Joseph “Chip” Hughes Worker Education & Training Research Fund

  Joseph “Chip” Hughes

The Joseph “Chip” Hughes Worker Education and Training Research Fund has been established to help students, faculty, and staff kickstart new research or practice ideas to improve worker training and health, allowing people with an interest in helping vulnerable worker communities conduct innovative research or service projects. The hope is that these funds will incentivize the study of the health and well-being of workers, which too often goes unexplored.

Awarded at the discretion of the Dean of the Gillings School of Global Public Health, in consultation with Innovation@Gillings, the funding is open to students, faculty, and staff, with an open/rolling application process.  Awards will be up to $2,000.

Two new projects were awarded in Fall 2023:1. De-Tangling Employment Changes, Financial Hardship, Racism and Mental Health among Black Women Diagnosed with Breast Cancer in North Carolina, Feyi Odebunmi2. Measuring impacts of environmental conditions on healthcare worker wellbeing: A pilot study in Ghana, Lucy TantumA call for new proposals will be announced again early in the Spring 2024 semester.


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