Congratulations to Kelley Fong, one of four Harvard doctoral students chosen to receive the Julius B. Richmond Fellowship from the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University for the 2016-17 academic year.
The Richmond Fellowships were established to honor the career and legacy of the late Julius B. Richmond, who was the founding director of Head Start, a U.S. surgeon general, and an assistant secretary for health in the Carter administration. Until his death in 2008, Dr. Richmond was the John D. MacArthur Professor of Health Policy Emeritus in the Department of Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Including this year’s awardees, 38 students have been named Richmond Fellows since the program’s inaugural year in 2007–08.
Among its core goals, the Center on the Developing Child strives to create a new generation of leaders who will think differently, work differently, and drive science-based innovation in research, policy, and practice to achieve breakthrough outcomes for children facing adversity. The Richmond Fellowship program is a community driven by the belief in the power of science to catalyze fresh thinking about how to reduce disparities in child health and development. The program is designed to foster students’ interdisciplinary thinking, deepen their capacity for applied science, and build their skills in science communication and knowledge translation for the public.