About Our People

Kelly Chang (Psychology) presented three papers with students Cameron Stumpf, Abigail Bullock, Benjamin Shannon and Deborah Campbell in the virtual juried proceedings of the recent Western Social Science Association Conference. The papers were entitled “Virtues, resilience, and well-being of indigenous youth in Peru,” “Adolescent resilience and self-esteem in Nicaragua,” and “Resilience in Nicaragua: Preliminary Validation and factor analysis of the CYRM-28.”

George Fox received a $998,606 grant from the Oregon Health Authority for its three-year start-up of the Interprofessional Primary Care Institute. Julie Oyemaja, PsyD (pictured) wrote the grant and is the founding director and principal investigator. The IPC Institute is a collaborative learning community for healthcare learners and professionals. It promotes a diverse workforce and interprofessional primary care teams focused on strengths and Strengthening Each Other™. The institute’s growing interprofessional team includes 60-plus directors and advisors from a variety of public, private and faith-based agencies in and outside of Oregon. In addition to business associates, faculty from George Fox’s psychology, nursing, physical therapy, social work and physician assistant programs hold positions as practice directors. The IPC Institute is funded by the Healthy Oregon Workforce Training Opportunity Grant Program (HOWTO), which is administered under the direction of the Oregon Health Policy Board in partnership with the Oregon Health Authority and Oregon Health & Science University. For more information, visit ohsu.edu/howto.

Ron Clark (Seminary) recently published a book, Spiritual Growth Stories for Life Groups, through Point of View Publishing. He also participated in a panel discussion with the Portland police chief and members of the National Faith and Blue Weekend Oct. 9-11. The YouTube video of the panel is available at this link.

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