Kirwan Staff Awarded Ohio State Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award

Dr. Maurice Stevens, a Senior Faculty Research Advisor at The Kirwan Institute, has been awarded the 2016 Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award from The Ohio State University. The Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Awards recognize individuals or groups who have demonstrated a significant commitment to enhancing diversity at Ohio State and to exceeding expectations in implementing the Diversity Action Plan. Since … Continue reading »

Kirwan Engages Extensively with Kansas City Leaders and Residents on Implicit Bias

In partnership with the Urban League of Greater Kansas City, The Kirwan Institute facilitated implicit bias trainings for more than 700 people in the Kansas City, MO metropolitan area in late April.  In a series of eight events including workshops and presentations that spanned four days, Robin A. Wright, MPA and Maurice Stevens, Ph.D. challenged key … Continue reading »

Kirwan Awarded OSU CARES Seed Grant for Near East Side Work

The Kirwan Institute, in partnership with OSU Extension, Franklin County, United Way of Central Ohio, Columbus Public Health, PACT and Columbus Early Learning Centers, has been awarded the OSU Cares Seed Grant to support an upcoming project focused on Columbus’ Near East Side. The project will expand on United Way’s place-based leadership academy, piloted on … Continue reading »

Free Webinar | Expanding Inclusion: Exploring the Experiences of Ohio Students with Disabilities

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 | 2-3:30 p.m. (EST) Approximately one in five Ohio high school students reported having some kind of disability. Even so, very little is known about the experiences of these students and the ways in which their ability status impacts their life experiences. Still, even less is known about the ways in which … Continue reading »

Leveraging the Social Network to End Infant Mortality | Charles Noble | TEDxColumbus

Much of the investment toward the reduction of infant mortality is leveraged via healthcare. The social determinants of health, however, reveal to us the areas, outside of healthcare, in which we can invest to reduce infant mortality. Specifically, by rearticulating social networks to include more diversity, we can immediately begin leveraging this social determinant of … Continue reading »