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Song and Everhart awarded inaugural Community-Engaged Research Impact Grants

The grant was developed in partnership with VCU Real and the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program.
robin everhart and baobao song

Congratulations to Baobao Song, Ph.D., assistant professor of public relations in the Robertson School of Media and Culture, and Robin Everhart, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Psychology. Both were awarded a Community-Engaged Research (CEnR) Impact Grant from the Center for Community Engagement and Impact.

Preference for these awards was given to proposals that advanced innovative CEnR methods and evaluation tools into a pre-existing undergraduate course or co-curricular learning experiences and aimed to support students’ social mobility and career readiness through exposure to high-impact educational practices addressing issues of equity and justice.

Song's project is titled, "Public Relations Research Partnership with the Sacred Heart Center: For a Thriving Latino Community," and will involve students in a public relations research course partnering with the Sacred Heart Center of Richmond to complete a service-learning public relations project to address the educational and economic inequity issues faced by the local underrepresented Latino families.

Everhart's project is titled, "Enhancing Student Empathy and Civic Engagement in a Community-Engaged Pediatric Asthma Research Program" and will work to enhance student empathy and civic engagement by incorporating teaching tools and learning experiences focused on health equity within the context of an already existing community-engaged research lab.

Visit the Impact Grant Recipients webpage to see the full list of recipients and projects from around the university.

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