CVIP PhD Scholar Paul Lanier Awarded Doris Duke Fellowship 
CVIP PhD Scholar and Affiliate Paul Lanier has been awarded the Doris Duke Fellowship for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect. Lanier was selected as part of the first cohort of fellows, with 15 total recipients, by a panel of experts convened by Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago and will begin his two-year term in September. The fellowship is designed to identify and develop a new generation of leaders who will advance child abuse prevention practice and policy.

Each fellow has identified two mentors—an academic mentor to supervise the content and rigor of their research, and a policy mentor to maximize the impact of their research on policy and practice. Chapin Hall will establish a peer learning network that brings together the fellows, their mentors, scholars, practitioners, and policymakers across a number of disciplines, including social work, psychology, law, education, public policy and administration, and health.

“With its national reach and multidisciplinary approach, the Doris Duke Fellowships will foster unique contributions that address the many opportunities and needs in child abuse prevention, a field that is gaining momentum across the country” said Francie Zimmerman, consultant/program officer for the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation’s Child Abuse Prevention Program.  

(Adapted from the Chapin Hall Press Release. Click here to read the full release.)