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Doctoral student update: Huh, Li, Washington, Webber, Wegmann

Jungwon Huh was invited as an emerging scholar to the 2011 Welfare Research and Evaluation Conference by The Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation in the Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The conference will be held in Washington D.C. from June 1st to June 3rd. She was awarded a travel scholarship. She will present her poster, “Neighborhood Effect on the Length of First stay on Work First in North Carolina.”

Jilan Li was awarded a highly competitive Royster Society of Fellows Dissertation Completion Fellowship for the 2011-12 academic year. She will be receiving the Paul Hardin Dissertation Fellowship. This fellowship will allow her to focus full time on her dissertation next year. In addition to financial support, the award provides the opportunity to be a member of the Royster Society of Fellows and participate in interdisciplinary seminars throughout the year.

Tiffany Washington has been selected and awarded a travel scholarship to attend the RAND Summer Institute, “Mini-Medical School for Social Scientists” sponsored by the National Institute on Aging and the NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research. This institute provides “non-medically trained scholars in aging an opportunity to learn about biomedical issues related to aging.”

Kristina Webber and Kate Wegmann will be presenting a poster with Natasha Bowen entitled “Self- and group-affirmation improves academic achievement of middle school students: Effects of a brief writing intervention” at the SELF International Conference, Quebec, Canada in June.

Webber recently presented the following poster from Joelle Powers‘ research: “Promoting school-based mental health: Perspectives from school practitioners” at the American Educational Research Association annual conference in New Orleans.