Grant: $76,475 - Department of Health and Human Services - Jun. 20, 2009
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Award Description: 'A Culturally Specific Intervention for Latino Families.' The purpose of the project supported through the Summer Research with NIDA program is threefold: (1) to provide students from diverse backgrounds with fundamental knowledge and a skill set that will enhance their education and future opportunities in the field of research; (2) to further the work of the parent grant by allowing us to accelerate the pace of data analysis and the preparation of publications, and; (3) to create employment opportunities for students and researchers in a state that is currently experiencing record unemployment, in accordance with the goals of the ARRA. More specifically, the intent of the project has been to provide summer employment for six Oregon undergraduate students for each of two years and to provide students with direct training and professional experience in the areas of data collection, management, and analysis, literature review and synthesis, research participant retention, and professional writing and presentation.
Project Description: 'A Culturally Specific Intervention for Latino Families.' This Summer Research with NIDA project supported six undergraduate student interns during the summer of 2009. The students were from diverse ethnic/racial and socioeconomic backgrounds and participated fully in all phases of the parent project currently underway, including data collection, subject retention activities, literature searches and manuscript preparation, and data entry, cleaning and analysis. Students who were bilingual in Spanish/English were also able to assist grant assessment staff in contacting participant families and conducting assessments. Students also participated in activities in the Latino community in the Eugene/Springfield and Woodburn, Oregon areas, including professional and community presentations, attending meetings with key community leaders, participating in events celebrating community accomplishments and milestones, as well as conducting data collection and analysis activities with local agencies. Additionally, students engaged in their own scientific inquiries and presented their findings in a public setting. Students received mentoring from project scientists to clarify their career/professional goals and to seek guidance in selecting graduate programs for further study. All six students expressed the desire to continue their studies at the graduate level in the areas of Research, Psychology, Education, or Public Health. A cohort of six students is expected to participate in the program during the second year in the summer of 2010.
Jobs Summary: This project created new positions equivalent to Research Assistant and Assessor positions which employed 6 undergraduate students in the field of social science research at aproximately .90 FTE each. In addition to providing 3 months of employment for these students, the positions provided them with valuable experience in many aspects of conducting research which will strengthen their prospects for pursuing graduate studies, an expressed goal for all 6 of the students. Funds from this award will support a similar summer project in 2010. (Total jobs reported: 6)
Project Status: More than 50% Completed
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