Posted on March 29, 2024 by Amanda Cerreto

Eduardo Gandara, a faculty member in the Department of Public Health in the College for Health, Community and Policy, has been selected to attend the 2024 National Research Center on Poverty and Economic Mobility Early-Career Mentoring Institute (ECMI) as a fellow. The ECMI Faculty Fellowship is highly competitive and a nationally prestigious honor.

Gandara was selected from a large pool of applicants to participate in the conference, held at the UC Davis Center for Policy and Inequality Research. As a participant, he will participate in a four-day program of professional development activities, panel discussions, workshops and informal conversations designed to enhance his ability to conduct policy-relevant human services research related to social mobility and social inequalities.

gandera-eduardo.jpg“I am excited to connect with faculty across the nation and explore potential research collaborations,” Gandara said. “To be surrounded by community-based researchers will be something really special.”

ECMI scholars will be matched in small groups of three scholars with a senior faculty mentor who will work closely with the scholar throughout the week’s activities.

In the fall, Gandara was awarded a professional development award through the National Research Center on Hispanic Children and Families. As part of his work through this award, he learned of the opportunity with the ECMI and decided to apply.

“There are so many opportunities available that align with the mission of our college,” Gandara said. “It is wonderful to be able to network and foster relationships that will serve our community.”

The Institute for Research on Poverty is a center for interdisciplinary research into the causes and consequences of poverty and inequality in the United States and the impacts of related policies and programs.

— Amanda Cerreto