Month: March 2017

Doctoral Student Receives Doris Duke Fellowship

Alysse MelvilleCongratulations to doctoral student, Alysse Melville, who was selected to receive a Doris Duke Fellowship for the Promotion of Child Well-Being—seeking innovations to prevent child abuse and neglect. The fellowships are designed to develop new leaders capable of creating practice and policy initiatives that will enhance child development and improve the nation’s ability to prevent all forms of child maltreatment. Fifteen fellows will receive an annual stipend of $30,000 for up to two years to support the completion of their dissertation and related research. They will also have the opportunity to participate in numerous peer learning opportunities in order to build a strong, interdisciplinary network within the fellowship. Dr. Cristina Wilson is her academic mentor.

Group Spending Spring Break Assisting Asylum Applicants

Megan Berthold
Megan Berthold, PhD

York County PrisonAt a time of turmoil and uncertainty over immigration, a team of UConn Law and Social Work students, professors, and alumni will travel to Pennsylvania next week over spring break to help refugees seeking asylum. It will be the second annual trip for the Immigration Detention Service Project. The Social Work team will be led by Dr. Megan Berthold.

UConn Group to Spend Spring Break Assisting Asylum Applicants