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Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

Andrea Acevedo received a Junior Investigator Award to attend the 2014 Research Society on Alcoholism annual meeting.

Andrea Acevedo was a recipient of the Schneider Institutes for Health Policy Senior Research Associate Endowment Support Grant to prepare papers for publication. 

Dolores Acevedo-GarciaDolores Acevedo-Garcia joined the Advisory Board of Cityscape, scholarly journal of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), in July 2014.

Dolores Acevedo-Garcia was appointed to the Hispanic Advisory Council of the March of Dimes in June 2014.

Constance Horgan was appointed as a member of the Behavioral Health Standing Committee of the National Quality Forum. This multi-phase project seeks to endorse measures for improving the delivery of behavioral health services, achieving better behavioral health outcomes, and improving the behavioral health of the U.S. population, especially those with mental illness and substance abuse.

Pamela Joshi was re-appointed to the Editorial Board of the Journal of Marriage and Family.

Sajed Kamal was given a reception by the local literary community in Chittagong, the port city of Bangladesh, in August 2014, at Batighar (Lighthouse), a literary institution, for his contribution to Bengali literature as a poet and a translator. Kamal is an award-winning poet (bilingual), with a combination of ten books of poetry and translation to his credit.

Mary Jo Larson has been appointed a Contributing Editor to International Scholarly Research Notices.

Margaret McKenna with Gov. Deval PatrickMassachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick appointed Margaret McKenna as the new chair of the Commonwealth’s Board of Elementary and Secondary Education in August 2014.

In July 2014, Tatjana Meschede was selected to be this year’s Visiting Scholar at the Boston Federal Reserve Bank, joining the Department of Community Development to carry out two projects analyzing recently collected data, the National Asset Scorecard and Communities of Color (NASCC) survey for Boston.  Meschede will also collaborate with colleagues at the Bank on additional analyses using this new data set.

Lindsay Rosenfeld was invited to be a bureau speaker with the Preemie Parent Alliance, Parent Speakers Bureau, in June 2014.


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