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The Chancellor’s Research Fellows (CRF) Program, supported by funds received from the Chancellor’s Circle and the TWU Foundation, brings peer support and resources together for two cohorts of faculty.  The objectives are to identify faculty with strong potential for obtaining external funding for research; to match each protégé with an experienced mentor; and to provide additional research support that will help both protégés and mentors succeed.  The protégés should demonstrate a strong potential for research but need some assistance in order to build a research program and become competitive for external funding. Protégés and mentors are faculty with successful records of research publication and external funding.

Protégés and mentors receive monetary awards funded by the TWU Chancellor's Circle and the TWU Foundation to use for their individual research needs. Mentors assist their protégés in developing their research agendas and grant applications. Protégés are responsible for submitting at least one proposal for external funding during the fellowship year or the following academic year. Both mentors and protégés participate in research roundtables where topics such as finding funding proposals and proposal review and critique are discussed.

2016-2017 Chancellor’s Research Fellows:

Dr. Dayna Averitt, Biology, will be mentored by Dr. Chris Brower, Biology.
Dr. Pinky Budhrani Shani, Nursing – Houston , will be mentored by Dr. Cecile Lengacher, Nursing,  University of Southern Florida.
Dr. Hui-Ting Goh, Physical Therapy – Dallas, will be mentored by  Dr. Elaine Trudelle-Jackson, Physical Therapy – Dallas.
Dr. Areum Han, Occupational Therapy – Denton, will be mentored by Dr. Mark Kunik, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine – Houston.
Dr. Mikyoung Lee, Nursing – Denton, will be mentored by Dr. Peggy Mancuso, Nursing.
Dr. Chad Swank, Physical Therapy – Dallas, will be mentored by Dr. Simon Driver, Director of Rehabilitation Research, Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation – Dallas.

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