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.
Are you seeking subject matter expertise from one of our Fellows? Please fill out this form to tell us about your needs.
Fellows commit to the program for one calendar year and forge ongoing connections to policymakers and OPPO.
Each year, our office assists fellows with:
Learn more about the program in the February 2020 episode of our CompassPoint podcast.
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.
Our Translational Research Fellows conduct research in a wide range of policy areas, including:
NP Preceptor White Paper
Dr. Debra Barksdale, Dr. Christine Kennedy, and Dr. Shelly Smith
Dr. Hayley Cleary
Policies Promoting Regional Schools
Dr. Genevieve Siegel-Hawley
Dr. Shelly Smith, Dr. Holly Buchanan, and Dr. Rachel Cloutier
VNA Legislative Summary 2017
Dr. Shelly Smith