C-CART successfully combines online, in-person orientation
On August 17, students who were recently accepted into the Culturally-Centered Addictions Research Training or C-CART, met with their instructors for the first time. It was a hybrid experience with several of the students and instructors attending virtually.
The innovative graduate certification program, funded through the National Institute on Drug Abuse, fills a critical need for culturally relevant training in health professions, and complements NAU’s doctoral programs in health care and behavioral health fields. Julie A. Baldwin, Regents’ Professor and CHER director, and Ramona Mellott, dean of the NAU College of Education and professor in the Department of Educational Psychology are the Multiple Principal Investigators (MPIs) of the project.
NAU faculty in the program include instructors and academic mentors Shane Haberstroh, professor, Department of Educational Psychology; Juliette Roddy, NARBHA Institute James Wurgler MD chair of Criminal Justice and Behavioral Health; Heather Williamson, associate professor, Department of Occupational Therapy and CHER; Chesleigh Keene, assistant professor, Department of Educational Psychology; Amit Kumar, assistant professor, Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training; Emery Eaves, associate professor, Department of Anthropology; Oaklee Rogers, chair and associate professor, Department of Occupational Therapy; and Regents’ Professor Robert T. Trotter, Department of Anthropology. CHER Senior Research Coordinator Carolyn Camplain also assists. The program also has a National Advisory Board with leading experts in the field.
The program includes students from doctoral programs in occupational therapy, physical therapy, clinical psychology, counseling/school psychology, and interdisciplinary health from departments throughout the university, as well as practicing professionals from the community.
The first cohort includes: Amanda Acevedo, clinical psychology; Jeffersson Brasil Pires Dos Santos, interdisciplinary health; Lillian Jones, clinical psychology; Neshay Mall, combined counseling/school psychology; Marca McCallie, NAU Campus Health Services; David Mensah, interdisciplinary health; Brooke Tubbs, occupational therapy; Ariella Welsh, Occupational Therapy; Anna Weymann, physical therapy; and Melissa Wheeler, combined counseling/school psychology. For more information on the C-CART scholars, visit the C-CART scholars webpage.
Below are a few photos from the orientation event.