2017 Faculty and Student Honors


September

IPR developmental psychologist Emma Adam received a $1 million, five-year Lyle Spencer Research Award to study the relationship between race-based stress and achievement gaps.

Health disparities scholar and IPR associate Melissa Simon was named the recipient of the Marion Spencer Fay Award in recognition of her contributions to women’s health, health equity, and national health policy.

IPR psychologist Alice Eagly was named the Heidi Fritz-Neggli Visiting Professor at the University of Zurich.

August

IPR associate Teresa Woodruff, the Thomas J. Watkins Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and director of the Women’s Health Research Institute at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, has been named dean of The Graduate School and associate provost for graduate education at Northwestern, effective Sept. 1.

Developmental psychologist and IPR associate Terri Sabol was named an early career fellow by the American Educational Research Association and the Society for Research on Child Development.

Developmental psychologist and IPR associate Claudia Haase was awarded the 2017 NARSAD Young Investigator Grant from the Behavior and Brain Research Foundation.

June

IPR Business Director Eric Betzold was named Northwestern University's 2017 Employee of the Year.

IPR associate Brian Mustanski, professor of medical social sciences, was chosen for NBC News' #Pride30 list of 30 LGBTQ people making a positive difference in the community.

Katie Rim won the William H. Hunt Award for the best undergraduate paper in Northwestern's Department of Psychology. Her thesis was based on research started as a Summer Undergraduate Research Assistant with developmental psychologist and IPR associate Claudia Haase.

May

Five IPR faculty members received W Awards from the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences: Anthropologist and IPR associate Katherine Amato, IPR anthropologists Christopher Kuzawa and Thomas McDade, psychologist and IPR associate Vijay Mittal, and IPR developmental psychologist Onnie Rogers

Sociologist and IPR associate John Hagan was elected to the National Academy of Sciences.

April

Oncofertility specialist and IPR associate Teresa Woodruff was named a 2017 Guggenheim Fellow

IPR economist Charles F. Manski was named a Distinguished Fellow of the American Economic Association.

IPR faculty emeritus John Heinz and his wife Anne received a Superior Achievement Award from the Illinois State Historical Society for their book, Women, Work, and Worship in Lincoln's Country: The Dumville Family Letters. Read more about the book here.

March

Former IPR graduate research assistant Mollie McQuillan received the Presidential Fellowship from Northwestern's Graduate School.

IPR Director David Figlio, an education economist, and Northwestern University President and IPR economist Morton Schapiro were elected to the National Academy of Education.

IPR economist Charles F. Manski presented "Communicating Uncertainty in Policy Analysis" as the Distinguished Hooker Visiting Professor at McMaster University on March 9.

February

IPR developmental psychologist Onnie Rogers was appointed to the board of directors for the National Black Child Development Institute.

IPR associate Melissa Simon, an obstetrics and gynecology professor, was appointed to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.

January

IPR developmental psychologist Onnie Rogers was named a Rising Star by the Association for Psychological Science.