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Nicole Pettitt awarded fellowship

PhD student Nicole Pettitt has been awarded the “2015-2016 Ethel Woodruff Draper Fellowship for the Development of Young Women,” which will provide $3,000 in support… more »

Kris Kyle awarded PhD grant

The selection committee for the NFMLTA/ACTFL Dissertation Support Grant has named Kris Kyle as a recipient for 2015. The award is valued at $2,500.

Scott Crossley receives NIH grant

Scott Crossley along with researchers at the University of California San Francisco, Arizona State University, and Kaiser Permanente received a 3.1 million dollar grant from… more »

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