Brooks and Williams complete Thorpe Scholars program

Congratulations to Dr. Jada Brooks and Dr. Jessica Williams, who have completed the two-year Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars (FES) program!

On December 11th, the Carolina Center for Public Service celebrated the achievements of the the 7th cohort of scholars. The FES program brings together selected faculty from across campus to engage in a two-year experiential, competency-based curriculum designed to advance their engaged scholarship. Scholars participate in sessions in community settings to learn from Carolina faculty and their community partners. While developing individual projects, each class of scholars forms a learning community along with the faculty and community course directors to support one another’s projects and community partners. The growing network of Scholars reports outcomes including new interdisciplinary collaborations, successful grant applications and both traditional and non-traditional products of scholarship.

Dr. Williams is working to improve trauma-informed care, ensuring patients who have experienced domestic violence are treated holistically and in accordance with their needs. Read more about her work here.

As a member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, Dr. Brooks focused her FES tenure on culturally-relevant interventions for health issues in her community. You can read about her efforts here.