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Recent Graduate Awards

September 11, 2014 –  Multiple awards have been recently received by alumni of the graduate program.

Dr. Leah Lozier 

Dr. Leah Lozier (mentored by Dr. Marsh) was awarded one of the first Presidential Management Fellowships for students in STEM disciplines. The Presidential Management Fellows Program is a highly selective internship program originally created by an Executive Order and run by the Office of Personnel Management. The program was created to bring scholars from a variety of academic disciplines into Federal programs in which fellows develop the skills and knowledge to integrate their training with work in public service. Dr. Lozier will be working in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Dr. Natalie Brito 

August 2014. Dr. Natalie Brito (mentored by Dr. Barr) is the recipient of the 2013-2014 James McKeen Cattell Award for Outstanding Dissertation in Psychology from the New York Academy of Sciences for her dissertation titled “Influence of Early Environmental Variation on Memory Development: Examining Bilingualism during infancy” Dr. Brito mentored by Dr. Rachel Barr graduated from our graduate program in May 2013 and is now a RWJ Health & Society Scholar, Columbia University.