2012 Michael Sullivan Diversity Scholarship Winners

The Michael Sullivan Diversity Scholarship Fund has selected two winners for 2012. They are Marisa Franco and Anahi Collado-Rodriguez. Coincidentally, both are students at the University of Maryland College Park.

Ms. Marisa Franco’s research is focused on health outcomes for people of Black/White mixed race heritage. She is investigating the physiological responses to race-related stressors for this under-studied and at-risk group. The study will assess whether racial identification and levels of chronic social invalidation influences physiological stress responses to race-related stressors.

Ms. Anahi Collado-Rodriguez is her third year of graduate study. Her research is focused on evaluating a novel depression treatment, Behavioral Activation Treatment for Depression (BATD), in Latinos with limited English language proficiency. BATD has demonstrated efficacy but has not been evaluated in Latinos.

This year there were 23 applications for the Sullivan Diversity Scholarship. Submissions were of extremely high quality. Applicants were from Loyola University, Penn State University, Long Island University, University of Nevada/Las Vegas, Wright State University School of Professional Psychology, University of Oregon, The New School of Social Research, Boston College, Iowa State University, Sami Nursing Home (New Delhi, India), Argosy University, Chestnut Hill College, Xavier University, Pepperdine University, University of Wisconsin, Walden University, Seton Hall and University of Albany.

This is the fifth year for the Michael Sullivan Diversity Scholarship. Past winners are:

2011-Ana Fernandez, Long Island University/Brooklyn Campus
2010-Ariz Rojas, University of South Florida
2009- Sangetta Parikshak, University of Kansas
2008-Janelle Hines, University of Cincinnati

Learn more about the Michael Sullivan Diversity Scholarship.

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