Three people have been selected for the Steven D. Manners Faculty Development Awards, given out annually since 2001 by Pitt’s University Center for Social and Urban Research (UCSUR) to promising research projects in the social, behavioral and policy sciences on campus.
The awards honor the memory of Manners, a sociologist who began working at the center in 1974 and served as its assistant director from 1989 until his death in Sept. 2000. This year’s research development grants will support pilot research with scientific merit and a strong likelihood that the project will lead to subsequent external peer reviewed funding.
The 2018 Manners Award winners and their projects are:
- Junia Howell, an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology, for her project titled, The Role of Local Government in Allegheny County’s Neighborhood Transformation from 1986 to 2018.
- Chelsea Pallatino, a postdoctoral associate in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences and lecturer in the Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, part of the Graduate School of Public Health. Her project is titled Co-occurring Intimate Partner Violence and Substance Use: Understanding Barriers to Collocated Integrated Services.
- Jamie Hanson, an assistant professor in the Department of Psychologyand research scientist in the Learning Research and Development Center. His project is titled Leveraging Ecological Momentary Assessments to Understand Associations Between Poverty, Stress Exposure and Environmental volatility.