Graduate student receives Society for Public Health Education/CDC fellowship – News

A College of Arts and Sciences graduate student has been selected for a 2020-2021 fellowship with the Society for Public Health Education.  

Albright2Photo credit: Karan PatelGrace Albright, a University of Alabama at Birmingham College of Arts and Sciences graduate student, has received a fellowship in injury prevention with the Society for Public Health Education and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  

The fellowship is designed to support the training of a new generation of public health researchers and practitioners who work in behavioral sciences.  

Albright is a graduate student in the Developmental Psychology Program and conducts research in the UAB Translational Research for Injury Prevention Lab under her mentor, Despina Stavrinos, Ph.D.

“This fellowship provides me the opportunity to pursue research with implications for teen driver safety in a new age of technology,” Albright said. “I am excited to explore how teens are taught to interact with advanced driver systems they may not be familiar with and how these technologies may transform the learning-to-drive process for both teens and their primary on-road instructors — their parents.”

Albright began her fellowship Sept. 1, and it will conclude July 31, 2021.

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