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 leaders of color who are committed to fighting obesity in underserved populations through community participatory research, intervention and prevention using physical activity, and other health promotion strategies..
The Yancey/Edgley Fellowship will award $10,000.
The application deadline is March 31, 2018. For more information and to apply, visit the Yancey/Edgeley Fellowship website.