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The Center for Urban and Regional Studies (CURS) is pleased to announce the third cohort of its Research Development Initiative (RDI). The RDI is a peer-supported program developed to foster new research projects. Over a six-to-nine month period, participants will develop a proposal with support provided through a series of monthly activities tailored to the unique needs of the participants, including presentations, discussions, peer feedback sessions and individual consultations with CURS staff.

The cohort for 2019-2020 (left to right in photo above) is:

Shauna Cooper, associate professor, psychology and neuroscience: Youth Engagement as a Catalyst for Health-Systems Change and Community Development

Joaquin Rubalcaba, assistant professor, public policy: Communities Under Siege: Ethnic Profiling under the Auspices of 287(g) in North Carolina

Mai Nguyen, associate professor, city and regional planning: Assessing Disaster Risk Communication and Perception using Augmented Reality

Simon Alder, assistant professor, economics: Three Centuries of Climate Change and International Trade

Jess Dorrance, managing director, Center for Community Capital: Disparate Impacts of Student Loan Debt, Delinquency, and Default

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