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Anahvia Moody, Cecile Gadson, and Erica Peppers receive national research awards

Three Counseling Psychology graduate students who work with Dr. Jioni Lewis received nationally competitive research grants:

Anahvia Moody received the Graduate Student Research Award from the American Psychological Association, Society for the Psychology of Women (Division 35), Section 1 for her thesis project entitled “Does gendered racial socialization moderate the relations between gendered racial microaggressions and traumatic stress symptoms for Black women?” This award was given to a graduate student for outstanding research on Black girls and women.

Cecile Gadson received the Stephen C. Rose Scholarship for Psychology Research on African American Youth from the Association of Black Psychologists for her dissertation project entitled, “A Qualitative Exploration of the Gendered Racial Microaggression Experiences of Black Adolescent Girls.” This award was given to a graduate student who is conducting research on the psychological challenges confronting African American youth. This award will provide $1,000 to help Cecile fund her project.

Erica Peppers received the SAGE Graduate Student Research Award from the Association of Black Psychologists for her thesis project entitled, “Exploring the influence of gendered racism on salivary cortisol and health among African American women.” This award was given to a doctoral student for outstanding student research.

Congratulations to Anahvia, Cecile, Erica, and Jioni!

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