Vanderbilt Peabody College of education and human development, the School of Nursing and the Office of the Vice Provost for Research and Innovation will host Adam Gamoran, president of the William T. Grant Foundation, for a series of events Dec. 8–9. All are welcome to join, with special encouragement for attendance by researchers focusing on themes of equity and youth in addition to early-career researchers.
The events are as follows:
Overview of Health Equity Initiatives
Vanderbilt faculty members Velma McBride Murry and Stephen Patrick will give an overview of health equity initiatives with Gamoran.
Thursday, Dec. 8, 10–11:30 a.m.
Location: Mayborn 117 (Peabody)
Pursuing Research on Racial Equity in a Time of Polarization, with reception to follow
Gamoran will speak on the topic of conducting racial equity research during polarized times in the United States.
Thursday, Dec. 8, 2–3:30 p.m.
Location: Nursing Annex 155 (School of Nursing)
Reception location: Colleen Conway-Welch Atrium, 4 p.m.
The Future of Education Research at the Institute of Education Sciences: Advancing an Equity-oriented Science
A panel discussion featuring Gamoran, with VU faculty Bethany Rittle-Johnson and Jason Grissom serving as responders; moderated by Ellen Goldring.
Friday, Dec. 9, 10–11 a.m.
Location: Mayborn 227 (Peabody)
The William T. Grant Foundation invests in high-quality research focused on reducing inequality in youth outcomes and improving the use of research evidence in decisions that affect young people in the United States. The foundation has funded many of Vanderbilt’s faculty, including Christopher Candelaria, Adela Soliz, Carolyn Heinrich, Erin Henrick, Mark Lipsey, Pamela Wisniewski and C. Cybele Raver.