2016 Spring Term Community-Based Research Fellows

Laila Al-Soulaiman

Junior, Political Science
Research Title: Developing Refugee Support and Resettlement Programming
Faculty Mentor: Seth Hufford, College of General Studies
Community Partner: Wasi Mohamed, Islamic Center of Pittsburgh

Syed Kaleem
Junior, Natural Sciences and Health Services
Research Title: Addressing Food Insecurity in the Greater Pittsburgh Region
Faculty Mentor: Keith Caldwell, Social Work
Community Partner: Permveer Longia, Islamic Center of Pittsburgh

 

Apoorva Kandakatla
Senior, Neuroscience
Research Title: Addressing Barriers to Education and Healthcare Resources for Nepali-Bhutanese Refugee Women

Faculty Mentor: Julie Beaulieu, Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies
Community Partner: Yadhu Dhital, Bhutanese Refugee Community

Michael Kister
Junior, Economics and Physics
Research Title: An Investigation of Success Factors of Startup Nonprofit Organizations in Pennsylvania
Faculty Mentor: Fatma El-Hamidi, Economics
Community Partner: Ryan Gayman, CitizenCity

 

Hailee Kulich (second-Semester CBR)
Senior, Bioengineering
Research Title: Accessibility faciltators and barriers affecting independent wheelchair transfers in the community
Faculty Mentor: Alicia Koontz, School of Health and Rehabilitations Science
Community Partner: Peggy Greenwell, The U.S. Access Board
Part of Hailee's Accessibility Research is Published Here

 

Mohamed Sajjad
Junior, Religious Studies
Research Title: Addressing Food Insecurity in the Greater Pittsburgh Region
Faculty Mentor: Keith Caldwell, Social Work
Community Partner: Permveer Longia, Islamic Center of Pittsburgh

Harinee Suthakar
Senior, Rehabilitation Science
Research Title: Local Brigade: Creating a Stronger Regional Service community through service
learning, and dialogue
Faculty Mentor: Dave Harding, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Community Partner: Terri Baltimore, Hill House Association
Harinee's Senior Profile talks about her work in the Hill District

 

Mehrgol Tiv
Senior, Psychology and French
Research Title: Not the Filling of A Pail, But the Lighting of A Fire: The Role of Language in Single-Sex Classrooms
Faculty Mentor: Jean Ferketish, Graduate School of Education
Community Partner: Sara Sturdevant, The Ellis School

Abigail Wang
Junior, Neuroscience
Research Title: Aspiration, Achievement, and Awareness of the Self: Creative Writing as a Theraputic Aid for Refugee Youth
Faculty Mentor: Jeff Oaks, English
Community Partner: Christine Tapu, Brashear High School