Points of Pride

  • In 2016, the BUWG gave the first Dr. Beverly Brown Award to Michele Clark. Clark is a DrPH candidate in the School of Public Health. Her research focuses on clinic-based strategies to prevent opioid overdose deaths, with a focus on community health centers in Massachusetts. She also works on many projects as a senior consultant at John Snow, Inc., a public health consulting organization.

“As a recipient of the honorable Women’s Guild award, I felt that for the first time someone has seen the unseen, heard the unheard and validated my private struggles as a woman academic—struggles that are often as ubiquitous as they are unnoticed.”

Feyza Burak-Adli, PhD candidate, anthropology, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, recipient of the 2016 BUWG Dr. Robert A. Brown Scholarship

  • In 2015, the BUWG provided support to Andrea DiGiorgio, a doctoral candidate in anthropology. She is conducting field research in the rainforests of Indonesia where she has collaborated with the Indonesian National Nutrition Laboratory (LIPI). Her work focuses on nutrient drivers and movement ecology of orangutan foraging. The larger goals of this research are to provide an evolutionary model of foraging behavior in human ancestors, and to elucidate which foods and nutrients are critical to the conservation of these critically endangered apes.
  • In 2014, Kristina Linden (SSW’15, SPH’15) received a BUWG award supporting her graduate work. Specializing in trauma, health, mental health, and addiction, she continues her work in correctional facilities, developing and implementing effective psychoeducational treatment programs for detainees; she also works to expand community outreach programs geared to at-risk teens and young adults.Learn about other Award Winners.