This award was established by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation along with matching funds provided by the Ann and Robert Lurie Family Foundation. It is awarded to students in the Joint Doctoral Program in Social Work and Social Science with a research interest in advancing the understanding of issues relevant to improving the well-being of children, youth and their families.
Abigail Williams, PhD student, was awarded the Vivian A. and James L. Curtis Endowed Scholarship. The scholarship supports doctoral students whose research focuses on minority populations with low income and education, with a preference for research on issues faced by African American males.
PhD student, Guillermo Sanhueza organized the first conference on prisoners' human rights in Latin America in Santiago, Chile, on October 16-17. The conference brought prison experts from around the world together to promote good practices in penitentiary contexts. Guillermo Sanhueza also presented his evaluation work Results of the First Survey on Inmates’ Perception of Quality of Prison Life.
This award is sponsored by Rackham School of Graduate Studies and the University of Michigan International Institute
Ann Nguyen, PhD student, along with mentor Professor Robert Joseph Taylor, received an award from the U-M Rackham Graduate School. Their project will investigate whether religious participation fully explains the race differences in psychiatric disorders.
Lamia Moghnie, PhD candidate (Social Work & Anthropology) has been awarded a Barbour Scholarship from the Rackham Graduate School for 2013-2014. Barbour established a U-M scholarship for women of the highest academic and professional caliber from the area formerly known as the Orient (encompassing the lands extending from Turkey in the west to Japan and the Philippines in the east) to study modern science, medicine, mathematics and other academic disciplines and professions critical to the development of their native lands.
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