Fabricio Balcazar

    Email Address: fabricio@uic.edu
    College: Applied Health Sciences Department: Disability and Human Development
    Secondary Department: Psychology
    Title: Professor
    Office: 442 DHSP M/C (626) Phone: 4131646
    Webpage: http://disabilityempowerment.org/index.html
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    Dr. Balcazar is currently the director of the Center on Capacity Building for Minorities with Disabilities Research. Dr. Balcazar's primary research interest is in developing effective strategies for enhancing consumer empowerment and personal effectiveness among individuals with disabilities.
    I am currently conducting projects in the following areas: 1. Developing an outreach model for increasing rehabilitation services to Asians with disabilities;
    2. Improving the management information and quality assurance systems in vocational rehabilitation service delivery;
    3. Developing a conceptual framework for training vocational rehabilitation counselors on promoting effective transition from school-to-work outcomes; and
    4. Developing a strategy to assess community-based rehabilitation agencies' employment and other rehabilitation outcomes for individuals with disabilities in the state.

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 5 to 10

    Qualifications of a Student:
    All projects are open to students at any level -- freshman to senior.

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    Data collection, data entry and analysis.
    Willingness to go to community sites.

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