Prestigious Awards Presented to Five Women Professors

Daret St. Clair, a researcher at the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center, is the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient from the Society for Redox Biology and Medicine. She has been a faculty member at the University of Kentucky since 1991 and currently serves as the James Graham Brown Foundation Endowed Chair and director of the Center for Excellence in Cancer and Metabolism. Her research focuses on the long-term side effects of cancer treatment that impair a survivor’s quality of life and make them vulnerable to getting the disease again. Dr. St. Clair holds a Ph.D. in radiation biology from the University of Iowa.

Elif Babül, associate professor of anthropology at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts, has received the William E. Douglass Prize in Europeanist Anthropology from the Society for the Anthropology of Europe for her book, Bureaucratic Intimacies: Translating Human Rights in Turkey (Stanford University Press, 2017). The award is given annually to the best book published in the past year. Dr. Babül holds a bachelor’s degree from Ankara University in Turkey, a master’s degree from Boğaziçi University in Turkey, and a Ph.D. from Stanford University.

Rachel Beane, the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Natural Sciences at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, has received the Neil Miner Award from the National Association of Geoscience Teachers. Dr. Beane is being honored for extraordinary teaching methods and contributions to the field of earth sciences research. Her research focuses on using mineral compositions and textures to understand solid earth processes. In addition to teaching, she also serves as the associate dean for academic affairs. Dr. Beane holds a bachelor’s degree in geology from Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, and a Ph.D. in geological and environmental sciences from Stanford University.

Gina Athena Ulysse, professor of anthropology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, received the Anthropology in Media Award at the 2018 annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association in San Jose, California. The award honors scholars who successfully use the media to educate the general public about anthropological topics. She is the author of Because When God Is Too Busy: Haiti, Me & The World (Wesleyan University Press, 2017), a volume that won the Connecticut Book Award for Poetry. Dr. Ulysse is a graduate of Upsala College in East Orange, New Jersey. She earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D. at the University of Michigan.

Laurie E. Cutting, the Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Special Education, Psychology, Radiology, and Pediatrics at Vanderbilt University, has been selected to received the Leadership Award for Women in Cognitive Science from the National Institutes of Health. She is also a Senior Scientist at Haskins Laboratories and a member of the Vanderbilt Brain Institute as well as the Center for Cognitive and Integrative Neuroscience at Vanderbilt University. Professor Cutting is a graduate of American University in Washington, D.C., where she majored in literature. She holds a master’s degree communication sciences and disorders from Northwestern University in Illinois.

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