Two members of the University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions have been selected for induction into the Edward Alexander Bouchet Graduate Honor Society.
[Photo: Dr. Catherine Striley]
Dr. Catherine Striley, an assistant professor in the department of epidemiology and director of the master of science in epidemiology and certificate in psychiatric epidemiology programs in the UF College of Public Health and Health Professions and the UF College of Medicine, and Ms. Esther Piervil, a doctoral candidate in the social and behavioral sciences program, will be inducted into the society during the annual Yale Bouchet Conference on Diversity and Graduate Education held in New Haven on April 7.
[Photo: Ms. Esther Piervil]
Named after Dr. Edward A. Bouchet, the first African American to receive a PhD in any discipline and the sixth person in the Western Hemisphere to be awarded the PhD in physics, chapters of the society “seek to develop a network of preeminent scholars who exemplify academic and personal excellence, foster environments of support, and serve as examples of scholarship, leadership, character, service and advocacy for students who have been traditionally underrepresented in the academy.”
In 2016, the University of Florida joined 13 other universities with Bouchet Society chapters.