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Student Recognition

Honors and Awards

MA-COEX student Sandra Fernandez  received a 2014 Boren Fellowship to study Intensive Arabic in Amman, Jordan and research alternatives to irregular migration, analyze and report on current statistics of irregular migrants, and research the potential of establishing a temporary foreign worker program with the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

Julie Johnson, PhD candidate, received two years of dissertation funding through an NIAAA F31 award for her dissertation, "Do State Marijuana Policies Affect Adolescent Marijuana and Alcohol Use?"

PhD student Megan Madison was selected for a Summer Doctoral Fellowship at MDRC in New York City for summer 2014.

Jeanne Mansfield, MBA student, actively campaigned and was elected May 6, 2014 as a Town Meeting Member representing her precinct in Brookline, MA. This public office is a voting position that supports the Town Council in making decisions affecting the town of Brookline.

MPP student Caroline Narby was selected to intern with the Lurie Institute for Disability Policy during May and June, 2014. She supported the director and researchers, and learned about the day-to-day operations of a small research institute.

The selection of the 2015 Ruderman Social Justice in Disability Scholars was announced May 2014. Brandeis University rising seniors Jennifer Lee, Jennifer Bromberg, Elizabeth Chalfin and Deanna Marion all began their summer internships in June 2014.

PhD student Diana Serrano was selected for an Education Pioneers Fellowship at the Superintendent of Education's Office in Washington, DC, summer 2014.

Jenna Sirkin, PhD candidate, received the Student Scholarship Award for her poster presentation, "The Bumpy Road to Meaningful Electronic Health Records Use in the Safety Net," at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, Public Health Systems Research Interest Group, San Diego, CA, June 2014.

Cynthia Tschampl, PhD candidate, received the Outstanding Student Poster Award for her poster presentation, "Is Extra Spending to Coordinate Care Worth it? Cost-effectiveness of Bridge Case Management for Tuberculosis Infection Treatment," at the Annual Research Meeting, Public Health Systems Research Interest Group, San Diego, CA, June 2014.


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