Donaghue Welcomes Shamira Chappell
Donaghue is happy to welcome Shamira Chappell as part of the Donaghue team!
As Program Coordinator, she will be assisting in all aspects of the grant process — developing application materials, soliciting applications, scheduling and conducting scientific review meetings, and securing funding agreements. For many inquiries, Shamira will be the person who applicants and grantees connect with to get answers to their questions. In addition to these duties, she will work alongside the rest of the Donaghue staff to develop content for communication materials and annual reports. Shamira will take a leading role in managing the foundation’s website content.
Shamira completed her Masters of Public Health degree from University of Connecticut this May. As an MPH student, she was a research assistant at UConn Health with responsibilities for designing research studies, completing mixed-method data analysis, creating dissemination materials, and collaborating with interdisciplinary professionals. Shamira served as a research intern with the UConn Health Disparities Institute assisting with research-related initiatives as a part of Dr. Wizdom Powell’s “Holding Space for Boys and Men of Color.” Prior to matriculating into the MPH program, Shamira was a secondary STEM educator in Fort Worth, Texas. Shamira is also a proud alumna of Spelman College, committed to making “A choice to change the world.”
Shamira currently serves as a School of Medicine Representative on the UConn Dean’s Diversity Council. She is also a member of the UConn Graduate School Diversity Council. Shamira also serves as a volunteer with the UConn Health Disparities Institute.