Research Assistant Professor, School of Medicine (Class II)
Collaboration and a multi-disciplinary approach are what drove Sohini Sengupta’s project – a complete evaluation of domestic violence services offered through UNC Hospital’s Beacon Family and Child Program. Focusing on the collaborative relationship between the UNC Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development and UNC Hospitals, Sengupta was able to enhance engaged scholarship with a community partner and delve into domestic violence research. Research included three levels of data collection to understand screening and response to domestic violence at the clinic level; Beacon’s preparedness and satisfaction with Beacon’s service at the UNC Health Care provider level; UNC Health Care providers’ knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors associated with their approach to addressing domestic violence in clinical care settings; and the types of services Beacon has offered to UNC Health Care patients in a retrospective 12-month period. This project, supported in part by the UNC School of Medicine, is in the data collection phase and is projected to have findings that will help improve the program.
“The scholars in the Faculty Engaged Scholars program are role models for the types of engaged scholarship being done throughout campus.”