The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), the nation’s leading philanthropy on health and health care, has awarded College of Family and Consumer Sciences assistant professor Kenneth White a 12-month grant through the New Connections program.
White is among a select group of early career researchers to receive one of the grants from New Connections.
The grant will allow White to explore factors related to the presence of financial stress and interventions that lessen the effects of financial stress, including racial differences in the factors and interventions.
"I am extremely proud to be among the researchers honored with this prestigious grant," White said. "This award will connect me to a network of established experts in research and evaluation related to health and health care, while providing me with an opportunity to conduct a research study that has far-reaching implications for addressing financial stress among college students."
New Connections is a national program designed to introduce new scholars to RWJF and expand the diversity of perspectives that inform the foundation’s programming.
New Connections seeks early career scholars from backgrounds that are historically disadvantaged or underrepresented in research disciplines, such as individuals from ethnic or racial groups historically underrepresented in research disciplines, first-generation college graduates and people from lower-income communities.
“We are so excited to welcome Kenneth White into the eleventh cohort of New Connections grantees," said Catherine Malone, program officer at RWJF. "The program connects first-time grantees to the Foundation, and the new perspectives they bring are essential to solving the critical, complex issues affecting our nation’s health. This cohort joins the larger New Connections network of more than 900 scholars — a network that provides opportunities for scholarly support and collaboration for academics from underrepresented groups."
More information about New Connections is available at http://rwjf-newconnections.org.
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