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In the News | more news from SociologyGraduate Students Selected to Health Policy Research Scholars Program
Amy Jones and Josefina Flores Morales, fifth year and first year doctoral students, are part of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Scholars Program. This program provides leadership development and funding for 5 years of research support. Members are from various disciplines with the common goal of advancing health equity, health policy, and population health. Only 3 Sociology PhD students were selected to the group. Congratulations Amy and Josefina! Read more...
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Our graduate program, which is combined with the department of Community and Environmental Sociology, trains students to do rigorous research and to be the next generation of exceptional social scientists, whether in academia, government, the non-profit sector, or private industry.
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