Two College of Communication faculty members working on the field of healthcare earned grants for two separate research projects currently in progress.
Professor Elissa Foster, director of our Health Communication
program, along with Douglas Bruce (lead) of the Public Health program and Mona Shattell of Nursing, are the recipients of the 2015 Provost’s Collaborative Research Fellowship.
The fellowship includes a $20,000 grant toward their project, "Patient
and Primary Care Provider Perspectives on Recreational and Therapeutic
Cannabis Use Within a Changing Sociocultural and Political Context",
dedicated work space on the Loop campus, a $2,000 stipend for each
collaborator, and official recognition as ‘Research Fellow.’
Assistant Professor Sydney Dillard’s
proposal, titled, "Having a Healthy Baby - Reducing Infant Mortality
Emphasizing Breastfeeding Education" was awarded $20,000 through the
State Master's Research Plan by the Indiana Minority Health Coalition.
As the PI, she will be working closely with the community partner, the
Lake County Minority Health Coalition, to address myths associated with
breastfeeding among pregnant teens and their partners.