Research Assistance: The Center
occasionally issues a call for Poverty Research Training
Fellowships. These fellowships provide affiliates with
funding to hire Graduate Student Research (GSR)
assistants. The fellowships also provide invaluable
training opportunities for graduate students with an interest
in poverty related research.
Research Dissemination: The Center provides
affiliates with a variety of opportunities to bring their
research to a broad audience. Affiliates are encouraged
to post summaries of their poverty related research on the
Center’s website. They can also create a policy brief
that summarizes their research findings for non-academic
audiences. There are numerous opportunities to present
new research in the center’s seminar series. Media
training is also available.
Hosting Seminar Speakers, Visiting Scholars and
Conferences: Affiliates can
nominate external scholars to present in the
center’s seminar series. The center also has funds
available to host visiting scholars for up to a week. Visitors
are provided with room and board, staff support, and office
space from the Center. In addition, affiliates may seek funding
and staff support to organize themed conferences related to
Center’s core research areas.
Access to Renowned Researchers: Center
affiliates and visiting scholars create a vibrant
interdisciplinary research community engaged in quantitative
and qualitative research. Interaction among community
members raises the quality and quantity of
multidisciplinary poverty-related research on
campus. Opportunities to engage in this community
include: participating in the center’s seminar series and
conferences, and providing mentoring during the graduate
Chronic pain affects more than 50 million adults in the U.S.
Understanding and treating pain involves integrating disparate
areas of science, humanities, policy, health care and more.
However, institutions for higher learning and health gravitate to
silos and fragmentation. UC Davis is breaking down those silos
and tapping into expertise that exists at both the Sacramento and
Davis campuses to address pain.
The goal of this UCOP-funded pilot program on Child Health,
Poverty and Public Policy is to lay the foundation for a UC-wide
network of scholars who are committed to rigorous cross-training
in multiple disciplinary-specific skills and “languages” that are
necessary to produce a comprehensive understanding of the
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