Eunjin Lee, PhD candidate in Human Development and Family Studies received the 2015 New Investigator Award at the 27th Annual Colloquium on Aging. The award is given to a UW-Madison student or advanced trainees to recognize outstanding achievement in aging or life course studies. SoHE grad student Lee was noted for Excellence in Psychosocial Research received $300 award at the event on September 22 2015.
Presenting the award, Professor Linda Roberts describes Lee, “[she] is one of the most sincere, hard-working and dedicated students I have worked with in my 20 years here. She has received numerous awards and honors, including a Korean Honor Scholarship, the Joeng Award, two outstanding student awards from our department and many others. And this is no surprise–she engages in research and professional activities with exceptional dedication and positive energy. And her motivation is intrinsic; it is clear that she has a genuine love of knowledge and of her academic pursuits. She cares deeply about both the research questions she pursues and about the people she works with.”
The poster “Protective Withholding in Couples Facing Terminal Cancer” co-authored with Professor Roberts and Sabeena Chen an undergraduate research assistant, examined patterns of withholding (denial, avoidance, hiding, or covering up information, thoughts or feelings) in couples facing advanced cancer.