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Health Education Award

The Anthropological Health Education Department Fund Award supports anthropological studies of human health, including sociocultural, biological, and archaeological efforts. Both undergraduate and graduate student research and travel are supported through this award. The competition takes place annually in the fall term. Applications are evaluated by the Departmental Awards Committee.

Recent graduate student recipients:

2019

Diana Christie received a Health Education Award ($500) to support her research project, Social environment and gut microbiome plasticity in a critically endangered colobus monkey (Colobus vellerosus).

Elisabeth Goldman received a Health Education Award ($250) to support presentation of her paper, An Epigenetic Measure of Biological Aging in Rhesus Macaques, at the 2019 AAPA meetings in Cleveland, Ohio.

Samantha Queeno received a Health Education Award ($250) to support presentation of her paper, Using a Mouse Model to Study the Evolution of a Bipedal Trait: Characterizing the Regulatory Landscape of Muscles with Divergent MHC I Expression, at the 2019 AAPA meetings in Cleveland, Ohio.

2017

Diana Christie: Travel to present, “The effects of early life social behavior on the gut microbiome of a threatened primate (colobus vellerosus)” at the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Austin, TX.

Samantha Queeno: Travel to present her paper, “Characterizing the regulatory landscape of human skeletal muscle tissue” at the American Associaton of Physical Anthropologists, Austin, TX.

Noah Simons: Travel to present his paper on understanding the role of gene expression in response to SIV infection in red colobus monkeys at the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Austin, TX.

2016

Noah Simons: Travel to present, “Regulation of Immune Gene Expression and Disease Susceptibility in the Endangered Ugandan Red Colobus, ” at the International Society of Primatologists Congress.

Elisabeth Goldman: Travel to present, “Evaluating minimally invasive methods of telomere length measurement: A sub-study of the WHO Study on Global AGEing and Adult Health (SAGE),” at the American Association of Physical Anthropologists meetings.

Josh Schrock: Research entitled, “Inflammation, low mood, and costly behavior among Shuar forager-horticulturalists.”

Recent undergraduate recipients

Lauren Hawkins: Travel award to present her honors thesis research, “Dental Eruption Sequences in Strepsirrhine Primates,” at the American Association of Physical Anthropologists meeting in Portland, OR; $300.

DeAnna Morris: Travel award to present “Sexual dimorphism in growth of human manual digital proportions,” at the American Association of Physical Anthropologists meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico; $250

 

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