Four Women From the Academic World Receive Prestigious Honors

Giyeon Kim, an associate professor of psychology who is affiliated with the Alabama Research Institute on Aging at the University of Alabama, received the Margret M. and Paul B. Baltes Foundation Award in Behavioral and Social Gerontology from the Gerontological Society of America. Dr. Kim was honored for her research on mental health disparities among racial and ethnic groups.

Dr. Kim is a graduate of Duksung Women’s University in Seoul, Korea. She holds a master’s degree in human development from Ewha Womans University in Seoul and a Ph.D. in aging studies from the University of South Florida in Tampa.

Cheryl Hitchcock, vice president for institutional advancement at Morgan State University in Baltimore, received the Advancement Leaders Award from the HBCU Philanthropy Symposium.

The Advancement Leaders Award is presented to an individual “who has demonstrated uncompromising dedication, tireless service and unfailing commitment to philanthropy within the HBCU community.”

Mary Hudson, the Eleanor and Kelvin Smith Distinguished Professor of Physics at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, received the 2017 John Adam Fleming Medal from the American Geophysical Union. Professor Hudson joined the faculty at Dartmouth in 1984 and her research focuses on the Earth’s magnetosphere.

Dr. Hudson holds a bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree, and a Ph.D., all from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Xihong Lin, the Henry Pickering Professor of Biostatistics and chair of the department of biostatistics at Harvard University, received the 2017 Florence Nightingale David Award from the Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies. The award is given to a woman statistician who has served as a role model to other women in the profession.

Professor Lin earned a Ph.D. in biostatistics at the University of Washington.


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