Dr. Prince guides homelessness research


Twenty students and two faculty members from the Radford University Carilion (RUC) Department of Physician Assistant Studies joined other volunteers to conduct the Summer 2019 Point in Time Survey.  The survey is administered once or twice per year, across the country, including all jurisdictions of Virginia. In Roanoke, it is conducted by the Blue Ridge Interagency Council on Homelessness, using almost exclusively volunteers to count and collect information on sheltered (residing in emergency shelters) and unsheltered (residing outdoors) people experiencing homelessness in the city.

Dr. Paula Prince, assistant professor in the Department of Sociology, initiated participation by the students. She serves as chair of the Council and felt the students could bring a fresh perspective to the survey while also benefiting them as future healthcare professionals. "The students are incredibly valuable in gathering this information," Prince said. "I can’t say enough about their energy and intelligence. They have done an excellent job, and we couldn’t ask for better volunteers to help us accomplish this survey."

Follow this link for more details:  https://www.radford.edu/content/radfordcore/home/news/releases/2019/august/PA-support-homelessness.html

Sep 4, 2019
Dr. Paula Prince