Since 1990, the Udall Center Fellows Program has invited UArizona faculty across campus to take a semester off from their teaching duties to focus on scholarly research that touches on some aspect of public policy. The Fellows Program operates as a partnership between:
- the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy
- the Office of Research, Innovation and Impact (RII)
- the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
- other campus colleges
- *and, this year for the first time ever, the BIO5 Institute.
Jamie Edgin, Associate Professor at the College of Science’s Department of Psychology, is the first faculty member to be selected as a Udall Center/BIO5 Institute Fellow. During her time as a Udall Center Fellow, Edgin intends to spend her time reviewing existing state policy “focused on abuse reporting in developmental disability” and convening a working group to “determine a research solution for the problem of abuse reporting procedures in these groups.”
To read more about the program, the other cohorts, and Dr. Edgin's research and goals, see the Udall Center article.