Please join us in congratulating the following MSU faculty and staff who received awards this month.
Jason Dickinson (Robert D. McCormick Center for Child Advocacy and Policy, CHSS) received $246,238 from the NJ Department of Children and Families for “Post BA Certificate in Adolescent Advocacy for 2014–2015." The program, which was the result of a collaboration between Montclair State University and the Department of Children and Families (DCF), has been designed to provide Child Protection and Permanency workers (CP&P) (Formerly The Division of Youth and Family Services DYFS) and DCF workers who wish to further their expertise in working with adolescents in the public welfare system with a multidisciplinary understanding of the role of the child advocate as seen through the disciplines of law, psychology, and social work among others. Students gain the necessary knowledge and skills to work effectively with the adolescent population.
|Yvonne Gindt (Chemistry & Biochemistry, CSAM) received a $25,887 subaward from Temple University/NASA for the third year of “DNA Repair Under Extreme Conditions,” which will study DNA repair by characterizing and comparing photolyases cloned from a hyperthermophile and a psychrophile to investigate the development of key biological processes relevant to the origin of life on Earth and the search for life elsewhere.|