PEOPLE Alumni: Doctoral Student Receives GSA Award

The Gerontological Society of America (GSA), an organization devoted to research, education, and practice in the field of aging, has awarded doctoral student Maichou Lor, MS’12, RN, the Task Force on Minority Issues in Gerontology (TFMIG) Student Poster Award. The honor recognizes minority emerging scholars and professional organizations for innovative and demonstrated research focusing on issues surrounding diverse racial and ethnic populations.

PEOPLE Program Alumni Scholar Maichou Lor

Lor’s award poster, titled “Evaluating the Feasibility of Visual Aids in a Hmong Health Education Program for Breast Cancer and Cervical Cancer Screening,” was presented at the GSA’s 65th Annual Scientific Meeting held November 14–18, 2012, in San Diego.

As a student in the School of Nursing’s Early Entry PhD Option, Lor examines how clinicians can work with health care consumers, particularly older adults, to address linguistic and cultural barriers to quality care. Her research is positioned to advance cultural competencies in nursing education and practice while better serving underprivileged communities, such as the aging minority population.

–Kathleen Corbett Freimuth, UW-Madison School of Nursing

Posse Scholars inducted to Honors Society

Four Posse-Wisconsin students became distinigushed members of the UW-Madison chapter  of The National Society of College Scholars this semester. Vaughn Williams and Phillip Jean-Remy, both of  New York Posse 1, Briana Miller of Los Angeles Posse  9, and Ashleigh Teasley of Chicago Posse 9 were inducted as members.

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) is an honors organization that recognizes and elevates high achievers. NSCS provides career and graduate school connections, leadership and service opportunities and offers nearly half a million dollars in scholarships annually. NSCS members are deeply committed to scholarship, leadership and service and as a result, are impacting their campus and local communities every day.