Kate Strully, Sociology, has received a K01 Mentored Research Scientist Development Award from the National Institute for Child Health and Development, NIH. This is a five year career development grant funded beginning August, 2010 through July, 2015. NICH generally funds junior faculty to assist them in moving into a new area of research that is related to, but distinct from, their earlier work. The title of Professor Strully’s project is “Social Contexts, Sexual Networks, and Racial-Ethnic Disparities in STDs”. Her intended purpose for this project is to explore how racial-ethnic segregation and inequality across schools and neighborhoods shape the structure of sexual networks, and how differences in sexual networks may lead to different epidemic outcomes in communities with varying racial-ethnic and socioeconomic makes-ups. Prior to joining the faculty in the Department of Sociology in 2007, Professor Strully was a Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Post-doctoral fellow at the School of Public Health, Harvard University.