We are pleased to announce our newest cohort of Doris Duke Fellows:
Cohort Seven!

Click on the photos below to meet the 15 fellows in Cohort Seven who represent a new generation of leaders interested in and capable of creating practice and policy initiatives that will enhance child development and improve the nation's ability to prevent child maltreatment and promote child well-being. Thank you to the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation for their support of this program.


"To The Citizens Of The United States: Our Children Need Your Protection"

Fellows' Op-Ed Published in the Huffington Post

A small group of fellows from Cohort Six recently published an op-ed piece in The Huffington Post titled, "To The Citizens Of The United States: Our Children Need Your Protection." The piece is addressed to fellow U.S. citizens and asks them to engage politically and encourage their Congressional representatives to support initiatives that help all children, regardless of background, reach their full potential.

Cohort Six Fellows Julia FleckmanMelissa Marquardt, Alison GiovanelliRachel Katz, and Jennifer Daer Shields collaborated on the piece as part of their small group participation as Doris Duke Fellows. This op-ed is an exciting example of fellows engaging with research to inform policy, a unique feature of the Doris Duke Fellowships. 


INTERVIEW WITH GRADUATED FELLOW DR. MEGAN FINNO-VELASQUEZ

From the April 2017 Newsletter

Each month, Sarah Wagener, Fellowship Network Coordinator, connects with a different graduated fellow to showcase the myriad ways in which Doris Duke fellows prevent child maltreatment and promote the health and well-being of children and youth.

This month, Sarah connected with Dr. Megan Finno-Velasquez, a Cohort Two fellow, about her research interests of child welfare and immigration policy. Megan is an Assistant Professor of Social Work at New Mexico State University School of Social Work.