Ms. Dana Watnick , a doctoral candidate at CUNY School of Public Health, was awarded a $20,000 American Fellowship by the American Association of University Women (AAUW) to fund her dissertation work entitled “Understanding Acceptability of a Vaginal Ring to Prevent HIV and Pregnancy: Integrating Multiple Qualitative Methods”.
[Photo: Ms. Dana Watnick]
The fellowship is awarded on the basis of scholarly excellence; quality and originality of project design; and active commitment to helping women and girls through service in their communities, professions, or fields of research.
“I am so honored to receive this award in support of my dissertation work, which will offer me protected time to conduct my research,” said Ms. Watnick. “It felt like a long shot, as fewer than 10 percent of applicants receive funding, but it was worth it!”