April 29, 2019

Six of the 12 students who won 2019 Community Engagement Fellowships from the Carolina Center for Public Service are graduate students at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.

The awardees are Caroline Chandler (maternal and child health), Stephanie Kennedy (maternal and child health), Chunyan Li (health behavior), Libby McClure (epidemiology), Arbor Quist (epidemiology) and Aleah Walsh (environmental sciences and engineering).

The Fellowship program provides students with $2,000 for engaged scholarship projects that are responsive to local or global community priorities and that have an academic connection.

Fellows work in collaboration with community partners and faculty mentors who are familiar with their topics or geographic areas, but the fellows are entirely responsible for the major planning and implementation of their projects. The fellowships run from March to November.

Caroline Chandler received a fellowship for her project, “Identifying and Addressing Youth Mental Health Needs in Southeast Raleigh.” Her adviser on the project is Rohit Ramaswamy, PhD, professor in the Gillings School’s Public Health Leadership Program and maternal and child health department.

Stephanie Kennedy’s project is titled “Building Financial Capability of Emancipated Foster Care Youth in Durham, NC.” Her project adviser is Rainier Masa, PhD, assistant professor at the UNC School of Social Work.

Chunyan Li received a fellowship for her project, “A Community-based HIV Prevention Program for Young Men Who Have Sex with Men in Tianjin, China.” Her adviser on the project is Kathryn Muessig, PhD, assistant professor of health behavior at UNC Gillings.

Libby McClure’s project will address, “West Badin, North Carolina Community Survey – Aluminum Smelting Work Exposures and Health.” Her project adviser is David Richardson, PhD, a UNC Gillings associate professor of epidemiology.

Arbor Quist and Aleah Walsh (along with Diamond Holloman in the Environment, Ecology and Energy program) received a fellowship for their project, “Mold Prevention Tool Lending Library in Robeson County.” Their adviser is Courtney G. Woods, PhD, professor in the Gillings School’s environmental sciences and engineering department.

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