Four CHIP graduate students – two in Psychology, one in Public Health and one in Anthropology – have each been awarded a $1,500 internal seed grant to conduct pilot research that ultimately could lead to significant externally-funded research projects. CHIP Principal Investigator Blair Johnson also won a FY11 CHIP seed grant for $15,000 for additional support for his successful, long-running Synthesis of HIV/AIDS Research Project (SHARP).
For the past 20 years, students in Professor Leslie Snyder’s service learning class in communication sciences have been helping national and Connecticut nonprofit and governmental organizations communicate with the public to improve public health.
The more than 30 outside organizations that have taken part in the program benefit from the students’ hard work, free research and creative ideas. The students, in turn, gain valuable work experience and the satisfaction of knowing their efforts have gone toward a good cause.