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Alice J. Dan Dissertation Award

The Alice J. Dan Dissertation Award is named after the founding director of the CRWG and long-time faculty member in the College of Nursing, Alice J. Dan, PhD.

The annual Alice J. Dan Dissertation Award encourages original and significant research about gender and/or women by UIC doctoral students. Recipients are awarded monetary support to assist with their research. The award is open to UIC doctoral students in any field who have completed the requirements for candidacy and have an approved dissertation proposal by the application deadline.

A call for applications typically takes place each spring, with awards announced during the summer.

2023 Award Winners Heading link

The Center for Research on Women and Gender is pleased to announce the three winners of the 2023 Alice J. Dan Dissertation Research Award:

Leili Adibfar, Department of Art History

Leili Adibfar

“Existence, Embodiment, and Oil: The Art of Behjat Sadr in Late Pahlavi Iran”

Jordan Barone, Graduate Program in Neuroscience

Jordan Barone

“GABA-A Receptor Plasticity Across the Menstrual Cycle: Testing a Novel Biomarker for Premenstrual Affective Symptoms and Suicidality”

Enuma Onyiapat, College of Nursing

Enuma Onyiapat

“Roles of Nigerian Traditional Birth Attendants (TBAs) in preventing mother-to-child HIV transmission (PMTCT)”

Honorable Mention

Angela Silva, Department of Sociology

“Racialized and Gendered Organizations and Women of Color Faculty in Minority Serving Institutions”