Introducing Me!

Hi everyone! My name is Chelsea Carver and I am a senior at Pitt. I am on track to graduate with a BPhil and Honors in Psychology, as well as a Chemistry Minor and Certificate in Conceptual Foundations of Medicine. Additionally, I am part of the School of Dental Medicine’s Guaranteed Admissions Program and my…

Independence Within a Community: My Brackenridge Fellowship

It is hard to believe that my time as a Brackenridge fellow is drawing to a close. It feels like just yesterday that my graduate student mentor Shirley Duong was teaching me how to navigate the video coding tool Datavyu, which is the program we use to transcribe and code our recordings of home visits….

The Value of Interdisciplinary Research

Before working on the UHC Ideathon proposal for the Brackenridge Fellowship, I had only worked on research proposals with collaborators in the same research lab as me. We all approached the research problem from similar viewpoints due to our shared academic and research background. Thus, when we were discussing the technical aspects of the proposal,…

Networking: The Importance of Shared Interests

When reading through the profiles of the various Brackenridge alumni, Sam Cwalina’s profile piqued my interest. She obtained a psychology degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 2010 and is currently a PhD Candidate at the University of Southern California studying anxiety disorders and e-cigarette use among adolescents and young adults. Sam’s areas of expertise…

Interdisciplinary Mindset

Upon reviewing the introduction blog posts of the other Brackenridge Fellows, I am astounded at the breadth of research topics that are being explored this summer! What strikes me the most is how the other Fellows are incorporating the interdisciplinary mindset of the Brackenridge Fellowship and the Honors College into their research projects. I am…