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Andrew Case Wins 2015 SCRA Emory Cowen Dissertation Award

Andrew is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the Duke Global Health Institute at Duke University. His research examines: a) the impact of marginality on the health and life outcomes of ethnic minority populations, and b) the collective processes by which members of these populations are resilient in the face of marginality (e.g., counterspace involvement). In the fall, he will join the faculty of the Department of Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Andrew was mentored by Carla Hunter, and his dissertation title was: "More than Meets the Eye: Exploring a Black Cultural Center as a Counterspace for African American College Students".

Tue, 12 May 2015

Konrad Bresin Wins Fellowship

Konrad Bresin (4th year Clinical/Community Student) received a Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Predoctoral Fellowship (F31) through the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). The title of his research project is "Negative Affect and Illicit Substance Use: The Moderating Role of Self-Control."

Tue, 12 May 2015

Suvarna Menon wins honor

Suvarna Menon, a doctoral student in the Clinical/Community program, has been selected as a 2015 honoree by the Women's Resources Center within the Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations on campus in recognition of her invaluable work on behalf of women internationally. Suvarna works with Nicole Allen and is also an Instructor/Project Coordinator for the department's award-winning Community Advocacy Project. Congratulations Suvarna!

Thu, 12 Mar 2015

Hernandez wins Psych Dept Award for Outstanding Teaching by a TA

The recipient of this year's Psychology Department award for "Excellence in Teaching by a Graduate Student" is Jorge (Ivan) Hernandez. Ivan was selected for the outstanding teaching that he has been doing for many years in PSYC 201. Congratulations Ivan!

Mon, 09 Mar 2015

Andrew Case Wins Vera S Paster Award

Psychology graduate Andrew D. Case has been awarded the Vera S. Paster Award from the American Orthopsychiatric Association. Andrew's adviser was Carla Hunter and Andrew is currently at the Duke Global Health Institute where he is a post doctoral fellow. The Vera S. Paster Award was established in 1989 to honor Ortho's 64th president. It is presented annually to individuals whose work has "significantly contributed to the social, educational, physical and/or psychological well-being of persons of color, thereby promoting their empowerment and ameliorating their disadvantages from oppression and its effects." Congratulations Andrew!

Wed, 28 Jan 2015

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Suvarna MenonSuvarna Menon

Suvarna is supervised by Dr. Nicole Allen and studies violence against women (VAW) in India and the community response to violence. Her most recent study examined the formal response to VAW in India through interviews with key community stakeholders.These included formal responders like police officers, NGO workers, lawyers and government officials, aiming to examine the current status of coordinated response in India. She is currently studying women’s experiences of sexual harassment in public spaces and bystander efforts in India. She is also part of a collaborative effort (which includes multiple campus units including the Women's Resource Center, the Office of the Dean of Students, Fraternity and Sorority Affairs and the Office of Diversity, Equity and Access) to implement ICARE, a bystander intervention program to prevent sexual assault on campus. She is leading the evaluation component of this program. At present, she is the project coordinator and instructor for a community-based advocacy program for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault where she trains and supervises undergraduate student advocates.

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