The next virtual Kauffman Early-Stage Research Professional Development session will take place on July 31 from 1 pm -2 p.m. CST, with mentors Tami Gurley, PhD, Professor and PhD Program Director, University of Kansas Medical Center and Jurnell Cockhren, Founder, Civic Hacker, LCC.

Tami Gurley, PhD is the PhD Program Director and an Associate Professor at the Department of Health Policy and Management at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Her research interests focus on how policies affect health and economic outcomes. Her teaching interests include statistics, econometrics, health economics, and research design.

Jurnell Cockhren is the Founder of Civic Hacker, a tech company with the mission to use software, policy, and data to empower activists to end oppression. His background spans Neuroscience, Physics, Astronomy & Computer Science. He moved to Nashville in 2007 after graduating from the University of the South in Sewanee, TN with a B.S. in Math & Physics. Affiliations include Python Software Foundation, Code for Nashville, MNPS STEAM Advisory Board and National Society of Black Engineers.

This monthly series is open to 15 early-stage researchers to connect with research mentors to discuss research approaches, professional development and the research career trajectory. Register here: