Award Winners 2006

Presidential Awards (5 at $1,000)

Yuhui Chen is a full-time doctoral student in the Information Science Program at the College of Computing and Information. She will use her award to fund attendance at the three-day Jacob Nielsen Usability in Practice workshop.

Christine Englebrecht is a PhD. Student in the School of Criminal Justice. She will use her award to fund dissertation research. Her study analyzes victim participation in the criminal justice system.

Ryang Hui Kim is a graduate student in the School of Criminal Justice. Her research focuses on gender differences in the development of delinquent behavior. Her award will cover expenses to attend the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology where she will present her research paper.

JoAnne Malatesta is an advanced doctoral student working on a dissertation study that focuses on Internet use patterns among sex offenders. IFW funds will help support attendance at the summer program of the Michigan University Institute for Social Research.

Triparna Vasavada is a doctoral student in the Nelson A. Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy. She will present two papers at the International Society of Third Sector Research entitled Partnership Between Government and the Third Sector for Disaster Response in India: Lessons to Learn and Navigating the dynamics of Cross-sector Partnership: A Gender-based Analysis. Her award will cover conference-related expenses.

 

 

Endowed Awards

Louise C. and Earl M. Applegate Award ($900)
Mary Van Ullen is the Business Bibliographer at the University Libraries. She team teaches China in the Post-Utopian Age in the Department of Geography and Planning. She will use this award to help defray travel costs for a student study tour to the Pearl River Delta and Yangtze River Delta regions of China.

Lillian Barlow Award ($500)
Charmaine Cadeau is a poet and scholar working on a Ph.D. in English. Her award will be used to defer costs for the annual Associated Writing Program Conference.

Christine E. Bose and Edna Acosta-Belen IFW Feminist Research Award ($500) 
Maria Lopez, a doctoral student in the School of Social Welfare, will use her award for dissertation research expenses. Her study involves a comprehensive community assessment to identify diabetes-specific behaviors among a sample population of underprivileged Latinos in Amsterdam, New York.

Gloria R. DeSole Fund ($500)
Judith Torel is a graduate student in the Department of Cultural Anthropology. She will use this award to conduct preliminary research for her dissertation on contemporary Americans, exercise, and spirituality.

Ford Foundation IFW Women in Science Fellowship
Sohini Bose ($700) is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Biological Sciences. Funds from this award will cover covers associated with her poster presentation at the 2006 Yeast Genetics and Molecular Biology Meeting at Princeton University.

Cassandra Kelly ($1000), a graduate student in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, will use her award for research-based expenses. Her project, entitled Generation and Characterization of Unique Antibodies Specific for Anthrax Toxins, evaluates therapeutics against anthrax intoxication.

Jennifer Lind ($500) is working on a Masters in the Forensic Molecular Biology program. Ms. Lind will use this award to fund costs associated with a summer internship in which she will research mini short tandem repeats and single nucleotide repeat utilities in analyzing degraded samples.

Grace Ngugi ($500) has just completed her first year of graduate work with the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. She is interested in reproductive heath and will use her award to fund coursework and supplies.

Jessica Werder ($900) is a graduate student in the Department of Health Policy, Management and Behavior. She will apply her award to costs associated with completing an internship at the National Women's Health Network in Washington, D.C.

Judy L. Genshaft IFW Award ($1000)
Gladys Santiago-Tosado is a Senior Academic Advisor/Instructor for the University's Office of Academic Support Services. She will use this award to support dissertation research on the learning of social responsibility at Puerto Rican universities.

Haynes-Davis Memorial Scholarship ($900)
Norma Malfatti is a graduate student at the Nelson A. Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy. Her concentration is in welfare policy, nonprofit and public policy, and civic engagement. This award will help her defray summer education expenses.

Karen R. Hitchcock New Frontiers Fund 
Xiaolei Chen ($1000) is a second year Ph.D. student in Public Administration and will use her award to cover research costs. Her study, entitled Beyond the Snail: Understanding the Pace of Women's Progress as State Policy Leaders, investigates the factors contributing to the under representation of women as state policy leaders.

Ying Du ($500) is a fourth year doctoral student in Educational Psychology and Methodology. She will use this award to support her dissertation project entitled, Assessing Students with Limited English Proficiency: The Validity of the Language Assessment Battery-revised (LAB-R).

Nina Esaki ($500) is enrolled in the Ph.D. program at the School of Social Welfare. Her award will cover costs associated with her dissertation which investigates Rapid Repeat Births (RRB) among women at risk of child maltreatment.

Kristin Harris ($700) is currently working on a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology. She will use her award to fund research costs. In her proposed study she examines decision making strategies.

Deneen Hatmaker ($600) is a Ph.D. student in the School of Public Administration and Policy. Her award will support travel costs associated with her doctoral work, which examines how interpersonal interactions influence the way women view themselves within engineering.

Thely Lopes ($600) is a Ph.D. candidate in Latin American and Caribbean Studies. Her award will fund expenses to present her research, Shifting Identities in Brazilian Restaurants in New York City, at the 2006 Latin American Studies Association Congress.

Na'ama Nagar ($800) is a doctoral student in the Department of Political Science. Her award will be used to purchase an extensive dataset on terrorist acts and organizations from Jane’s Terrorism and Insurgency Center.

Jessica Nicklin ($500) is a doctoral student in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Ms. Nicklin will use this award for travel expenses and registration to attend the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychologists 21 st Annual Conference.

Xiaolei Wang ($700) is a doctoral candidate in Educational Psychology and Methodology. She will use her award for research expenses associated with her dissertation research on gender identity and interpersonal problem solving.

Yue Zhou ($700) is a third-year doctoral student in the Department of Sociology. She will present two research papers,Predictors of Old-age Support Attitudes in Rural China and Migration and the Well-being of the Elderly in Rural China, at the 2006 Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America. Her award will support travel and conference registration costs.

Honoring Our Mothers Fund ($600) 
Susanne Stein is a doctoral student in the Department of History, with a concentration in African history. She will use this award to fund coursework in learning French which she will need for her research. She is investigating North African women and divorce policies.

Initiatives For Women Endowment Award 
Amy Hart ($1000) is the producer/director of broadcast programs at the School of Public Health . This award will fund costs associated with producing a documentary, Water First. This project will be filmed in Africa and address global water issues.

Dr. Patricia de Santana Pinho ($500) is a faculty member of the Department of Latin American, Caribbean and U.S. Latino Studies. Her award will be used for translating her book, Reinventions of Africa in Bahia, from Portuguese to English.

Shirley J. Jones Opportunity Fund ($700) 
Krista Damann is a Counseling Psychology graduate student working on her dissertation entitled, The Relationship Between Multiracial Identity and Psychological Variables. Her award will fund research materials and Web site design instruction.

Physicians' Endowment Fund for Initiatives For Women ($500) 
Rose Destin is undergraduate majoring in biology. After she completes her bachelor’s degree, she will attend medical school to become a gynecologist. Ms. Destin will use this award to cover costs for the Medical College Admissions Test and the American Medical College processing fee.

The Susan Van Horn-Shipherd '64 Women in Science Scholarship ($700) 
Vynessa Gilbertson is an undergraduate student majoring in Biology. Her award will help to fulfill an independent undergraduate research project with Dr. Rabi Musah and Denise McKeon.

The Women in Technology Award ($500) 
Celia Rouse is a graduate student in Information Studies at the College of Computing and Information. She will use her award for living expenses while completing an internship program at the New York State Department of Tax and Finance.

 

 

Special Awards

Secretarial/Clerical Council Award ($700) 
Madelyn Seidou-Bakari is an Administrative Assistant for the Liberty Partnerships Rising Stars Program, Center for Women in Government & Civil Society. She is a returning student at Hudson Valley Community College, where she is working on an A.S. degree in Individual Studies. Her award will help to defray childcare costs while she is attending classes.

 

General Awards

Sharla Aiken ($300) is pursuing a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resource Information Systems. She will use her award to cover the cost of the Professional in Human Resources Certification Examination.

Heidi Borofsky ($500) is currently completing a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and will pursue a Masters Degree in Guidance and Counseling. Her award will support costs associated with books and other educational materials.

Eileen Bosso ($500) is currently working on a Masters in Public Health with a concentration on epidemiology. She will use her award for costs incurred for an internship in the Kenyan Parliament, with an emphasis on studying HIV/AIDS legislation.

Martha McCaffrey ($800) is working on a dual Masters in Special Education and Literacy. Ms. McCaffrey will use this award to defray costs of childcare while completing an internship.

Kelly Maynes ($500) is an undergraduate majoring in psychology. She will use her IFW award to attend GRE preparation classes. Her goals include earning a Masters and PhD in Clinical Psychology.

Jennifer Ann Newman ($500) is a working towards a Ph.D. in Anthropology. Her scholarly interests are in ancient Maya of Mesoamerica with a focus on ceramics, artwork, and writing. IFW funding will help Ms. Newman defray costs associated with a research site visit to Blue Creek, Belize.

Ana Maria Perez Paulino ($500) is an undergraduate student majoring in anthropology. Her plans include study abroad to Spain. She will use this award to fund registration and travel expenses.

Barbara Rio ($700) is the Assistant Chair of Undergraduate Program/Director of Undergraduate Field Education in the School of Social Welfare. Her award will be used for travel expenses on a student service learning trip to Rwanda.

Linda Spokane ($600) is a graduate student in the Department of Health Policy, Management and Behavior. This award supports research costs associated with falls prevention among older adults.

Rebecca Swenson ($500) is a doctoral candidate in Clinical Psychology. This award supports her research initiative, women’s sexually-related behaviors emerging during adulthood.

Kim Williams ($600) is a very involved undergraduate majoring in Biology. She will uses her award help defray academic expenses.


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