The Black Graduate and Professional Student Association (BGAPSA) is searching for graduate student panelists for the first Bi-annual BGAPSA Bridging the Gap Scholars Panel on November 8, 2011.
The theme is for this semester's "Health across the Diaspora" and the submission deadline for consideration as a panelist is September 31, 2011.
The Black Graduate and Professional Student's Association's (BGAPSA) Scholar's Panel provides an opportunity to present to other graduate students, faculty, and community members y ongoing research and analysis of topics relating to Health and the African Diaspora. BGAPSA encourages submission of research proposals related to this semester's theme; however, abstracts on other timely topics related to health and communities of color are also are welcome.
The topics listed below are suggested topics for submission of proposals. However, these suggestions should not be seen as exclusive, as the final focus of the panel sessions will depend on reoccurring theme of the selected proposals. With that in mind, please submit your proposal under the topic that is most relevant.
• Chronic illnesses and African/African American populations
• Mental health
• Portrayals of illness or health within the Arts and Humanities
• Historic health trends among communities of color
• Health disparities, social determinants of health and the law
• Health policy and communities of color
• Mental health
• Child health
• The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Research topics that focus on interdisciplinary approaches and research methods are also strongly encouraged.
All proposals will be considered through a blind process. Once received, all applicant names will be removed from all application materials. If interested, please submit an abstract and faculty recommendation to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5: 00pm on September 30, 2011. Late submissions will not be considered. We will accept only one submission per graduate student.