The Dr. Antronette (Toni) K. Yancey and Darlene Edgley Fellowship was created by Ms. Darlene Edgley to continue the work pioneered by the late Dr. Antronette (Toni) Yancey, MD, MPH. Dr. Yancey’s concern with the dangers of America’s sedentary lifestyle and its relationship to issues of obesity and related chronic diseases inspired the concept of Instant Recess, a public health model which promotes a healthier lifestyle by utilizing small bouts of physical activity.
The fellowship’s mission is to develop the next generation of leaders of color who are committed to fighting obesity in underserved populations. Fellows will continue the late Dr. Yancey’s vision through community participatory research, intervention and prevention using physical activity, and other health promotion strategies.
The Yancey/Edgley Fellowship will award $10,000. To be eligible for this dissertation award, applicants must be:
- Public health doctoral (DrPH) students from historically underrepresented racial and/or ethnic groups;
- In the dissertation phase of their doctoral program;
- Enrolled full-time in an APA-accredited doctoral program;
- Able to demonstrate financial need;
- Conducting community-based participatory research, which addresses issues of obesity and related chronic disease prevention; and
- Working to improve health prospects in underserved communities and minority populations in California.
The application deadline is January 16, 2017. For more information about the fellowship and to access the application, visit the Yancey/Edgeley Fellowship website.