CHPSW Visionary Research Fund
The CHPSW Visionary Research Fund was created to support opportunities for the College's students to engage with faculty in research that builds knowledge about health, well-being, and opportunities for people and their communities.
The College of Health Professions and Social Work is poised to play a key role as the national debate on healthcare delivery and human services unfolds, helping to define the systems, scientific breakthroughs, and approaches that will shape the future.
By creating frontline opportunities for hands-on research, the CHPSW Visionary Research Fund will help to strengthen the College's role as a destination of choice for exemplary students and renowned researchers committed to bringing their research and discoveries from the "bench to community" - converting them into the tools, therapies, and practices that will improve health and well-being of the global population. This dedication to research has come at a particularly important time for students.
In a recent study, 50% of incoming Temple undergraduate students indicate that they expect to work with faculty on a research project during their time at the university.
- This statistic illustrates one facet of the changing face of a new generation of college students - those who combine solid academics with the latest technology, hands-on practical experience, and research opportunities - that will prepare them for today's competitive workforce.
CHPSW's unique position as both an academic and professional college provides an ideal setting to not only meet the needs of this "new generation" of student, but also to set the stage for the visionaries in our midst - the researchers and faculty who have been breaking boundaries in exciting ways - forging paths of discovery and pioneering new approaches to health, wellness, and social work practice.
CONTINUING THE MOMENTUM
The CHPSW Visionary Research Award will place the College, Temple University and our partners at the forefront of national, state, and local healthcare and human service training and delivery. Ultimately, the College will emerge as a leader in the education of the next generation of professionals addressing pressing problems through use-inspired research important to communities, health, and capacity-building for growth and healthy living.
The award will focus on several principal areas of collaboration and innovation:
- New approaches to healthcare and social service delivery for urban and underserved communities
- Research and discovery from bench to community
- Transforming lives through improved health
Funds from this award will be used to support:
- Faculty research, discovery and implementation
- Student participation in faculty research to inform their clinical practice in the future
By supporting this award, donors become participants in future innovations and discoveries.
(4.5%) Spendable Yield
- Undergraduate student worker + $500 of expendable supplies
- Proprietary software and licenses
- 2 undergraduate student workers @ 100% + computer + $500 supplies
- Eye tracking system for psychosocial and biomechanical human factors research
- Biochemical assays
- 85% of graduate research assistant + $500 supplies
- 50% of graduate research assistant + 2 undergraduate student workers + computer + supplies
- Head mounted display system for virtual reality social and physical interactions
- 1 post-doctoral fellow
- 100% of graduate research assistant + 2 undergraduate student workers + computer + supplies
- Movement analysis system: instrumented treadmill with integrated force, electromyography, and electroencephalography data