Honors and Awards

Community Awards and Honors

  • Inland Empire Concerned African American Churches (IECAAC) Dorothy Ingram Trailblazer Award (01/2022)
  • Travel and Training Award National Institute on Drug Abuse, Addiction Research Training Institute (ARTI). ARTI was designed to train early/new investigators to become funded researchers in the area of substance abuse in African Americans. Atlanta, GA. (2014)

Professional Awards and Honors

  • Mentoring Awards Putting Retention 1st in the Zest for Excellence (PRIZE; details above). UC. (2017)
  • Travel and Training Award (2016-2018) National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA): Diverse Scholars Network (NDSN). The NDSN is a rigorous mentorship program aimed at improving the funding of outstanding underrepresented early stage investigators in substance abuse research. Rockville, MD. (2016)
  • Charles and Shirley Thomas Award American Psychological Association (APA) Division 45: Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity, and Race. Award for excellence in mentoring and student devlopment and research contributions that benefit the African American community (2016)
  • Outstanding Student Advisor of the Year Award Department of Psychology, UC (2013)
  • Mentoring Awards Putting Retention 1st in the Zest for Excellence (PRIZE; details above). UC. (2009)

University Awards and Honors

  • Marion Spencer Diversity Ambassador Award UC. Campus-wide recognition for diversity and inclusion efforts that have positively impacted the university (2012)