Each year, the Translational Research Fellows program connects up to 10 faculty members from across VCU with state and local policymakers interested in learning more about the Fellow's research area.
Selected faculty receive one-on-one mentoring from OPPO staff as they develop an outreach plan for their specific area of research. The goal? To translate high-quality research into public policies for the commonwealth.
Fellows commit to the program for one calendar year and forge ongoing connections to policymakers and OPPO.
Each year, our office assists fellows with:
Applications must be received by March 1 to participate in the following year’s program. Selected applicants will be notified in late March.
To apply, please submit:
Fellows are selected according to the relevance of their research to current Virginia policy debates — and their ability to link the two.
See the listing of Translational Research Fellows below.
Associate professor of criminal justice, L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs
Professor and Associate Director of Research, Department of Emergency Medicine, School of Medicine
Policy Brief: Regulatory Oversight of Animal Research
Interim Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of Oral Health Promotion and Community Outreach at the VCU School of Dentistry
Associate Professor of Art Education, VCUarts School
Palliative Care Research Director and assistant professor in the division of Hematology/Oncology and Palliative Care, School of Medicine
Assistant professor of criminal justice, L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs
Faculty, Department of Sociology, College of Humanities and Sciences
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Community Health Nursing, School of Nursing
Associate Professor, Department of Family and Community Health Nursing, School of Nursing
Assistant Professor, Homeland Security and Emergency Management, L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs
Director of the Counseling Psychology, Department of Psychology
Associate professor, Urban and Regional Planning, L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs
Associate professor, Educational Leadership, School of Education
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Adult Health and Nursing Systems, School of Nursing
Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, School of Engineering
Associate Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology, Institute for Drug and Alcohol Studies Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine