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Mizzou HDFS Doctoral Students and Faculty Honored for Research

Multiple MU HDFS Doctoral students and faculty members were honored for their research at the recent National Council on Family Relations annual conference held in November. Congratulations to our students and faculty for making contributions to the field that have real-world implications for improving the lives of individuals and families!

Outstanding Publication of the Year Award, NCFR Families and Health Section

Associate Professor, Dr. Antoinette Landor and her colleague from the University of Illinois won this award for the best health-related publication in the prior year for their paper, Skin-tone trauma: Historical and contemporary influences on the health and interpersonal outcomes of African Americans, published in Perspectives on Psychological Science in September 2019.

Dr. LandorAntoinette Landor

Issues in Aging Focus Group Award

MU HDFS Doctoral student Steffany Sloan and Assistant Professor Dr. Kale Monk collaborated with a number of colleagues from universities across the nation to present the symposium Still here, still queer: Qualitative research on LGBTQ aging

Steffany SloanSteffany Sloan

Best Student Paper, NCFR Family Therapy Section

Doctoral students Emily Charvat and Alaysia Brown, and Assistant Professor, Dr. Chelsea Garneau-Rosner collaborated on the paper, Stress and couple relationship satisfaction: Fondness as an adaptive process?

Emily CharvatEmily Charvat

Alaisa BrownAlaysia Brown

Best Student/New Professional Proposal, NCFR Education and Enrichment Section

Doctoral student Emily Charvat and Braquel Egginton, and Assistant Professor, Dr. Chelsea Garneau-Rosner collaborated on the paper, Improvements in relationship satisfaction and coparenting quality following relationship education: Examining the spillover hypothesis among stepcouples and non-stepcouples.

Emily CharvatEmily Charvat

Braquel EggintonBraquel Egginton


Doctoral Students Win Graduate Professional Council Research Awards

Two HDFS Doctoral Students won first place honors for their presentations in this year’s Graduate Professional Council (GPC) Research and Creative Activities ForumAlaina Wilson took first place in the Social Sciences, Quantitative category for her work Pandemic play: How are children playing during the COVID-19 pandemic and why? Shannon Dier took first place in the Social Sciences, Qualitative category for her work “Big Bad Germie”: Exploring how parents talk to young children about COVID-19.  We are so proud of these first-year students (under the mentorship of Assistant Professor, Dr. Rachel Thibodeau-Nielson) for making a great contribution to the field and their timely work exploring the impacts of the pandemic crisis on children.

Alaina WilsonAlaina Wilson

Shannon DierShannon Dier