Isa Godinez was awarded the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship to support her doctoral training and research on metabolic risk and nutrition transition in Mexico. Brittany Chamberlain was awarded the UNC Graduate School’s Summer Research Fellowship and Off Campus Dissertation Research Fellowship for her fieldwork on infant feeding knowledge and behaviors among African American Mothers. We are so proud of you both!
Brittany just presented a poster at the Annual Meeting for the Human Biology Association on her Master’s Thesis and continued research entitled “Understanding differences between infant feeding knowledge and behaviors among low-income African American mothers.” Her research examined qualitative and quantitative data from the Infant Care and Risk of Obesity, looking at the associations among sources of knowledge, feeding beliefs, and feeding behaviors.
Achsah, Hannah, and Isa were awarded new Predoctoral Traineeships at the Carolina Population Center at UNC for 2015-2016. The CPC trainee program brings together exceptional students and faculty from across campus focusing on population-related research. Students from the Human Biology Lab have received methodological and demographic training at CPC since 2008.
We congratulate Achsah Dorsey for receiving two Outstanding Research for A Master’s Award from the University of Alabama and their Arts and Sciences Program. Her MA thesis is entitled Selected Successors: An Investigation of Sex-Differentiated Parental Care and Child Health Outcomes in Northwest Tanzania.
We would like to wish Hannah luck as she has been awarded the Tinker Field Research Grant from the Institute for the Study of the Americas to conduct pre-dissertation exploratory work in Cuba this summer. This work will be foundational for a long-term project that will research how Cuba’s maternity homes may shape Cuba’s impressive infant health.