Special Session: Exploring the Intersection of Workforce Development, Diversity and Health: Research Perspectives From RWJF’s New Connections Program
Saturday, January 19, 2013: 2:30 PM-4:15 PM
Harbor Island Ballroom 3 (Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina)
Edith G. Arrington, PhD, OMG Center for Collaborative Learning,
Kimberly Cassie, PhD, University of Tennessee, Knoxville,
Dnika J. Travis, PhD, Catalyst and
Howard Walters, MSS/MLSP, OMG Center for Collaborative Learning
New Connections is a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that works with early- and mid-career scholars from groups historically underrepresented in research and evaluation. New Connections provides research funding, career development opportunities and mentoring to researchers and evaluators who are members of racial and ethnic minority or low-income communities as well as those who are first-generation college graduates. Many New Connections’ grantees are actively involved in social work research. During this panel, New Connections grantees and program staff will discuss current issues in workforce development, diversity and health. The panel will also provide session attendees with an opportunity to learn about the various aspects of the New Connections program.