Friday, July 1, 2016

Faculty Award for Scholarship in Community Engagement presented to Cheryl Gibson, Ph.D.

Cheryl Gibson, Ph.D., associate professor of general and geriatric medicine, received the 2016 Faculty Award for Scholarship in Community Engagement for leading the Community Health Project for 13 years, among many other research and service activities, particularly in Wyandotte County.

This award, sponsored by the Institute of Community Engagement, recognizes faculty for enduring dedication to the principles of engaged scholarship, including excellence in developing, implementing and sustaining regional engaged scholarship initiatives.

Dr. Gibson is donating a portion of her award money back to three community organizations: KC Healthy Kids, Rosedale Development Association and Kansas City Care Clinic.

Pictured: Ryan Spaulding, Ph.D., vice chancellor for community engagement, Cheryl Gibson, Ph.D. and Wendy Hildenbrand, clinical assistant professor of occupational therapy education, who nominated Dr. Gibson.

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