Research and Theory Section Update

Kayley D. McMahan, M.S., Section Communications Specialist
/ Winter 2020 NCFR Report

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Dr. Thomas Bradbury receives Ernest W. Burgess Award

It is with great pleasure that we announce Thomas N. Bradbury, Ph.D., as the winner of the Ernest W. Burgess Award. This prestigious award recognizes outstanding scholarly achievement during the course of a career in the study of families. The recipient of this award is chosen in recognition of continuous and meritorious contributions to theory and research in the family field. Dr. Bradbury gave the Burgess Award Address at the 2020 NCFR Annual Conference on Friday, Nov. 13. Those who registered for the conference can watch his Burgess Award Address (session #301) on demand for 12 months following the conference. Go to bit.ly/ncfr2020app and search in the agenda.
 

Renee Wilkins-Clark, M.S. receives Best Abstract by a Student/New Professional Award

Renee Wilkins-Clark, M.S. received the 2020 Research and Theory Section’s Best Abstract by a Student/New Professional Award for her paper entitled “Meaning Making and Sibling Closeness among Emerging Adults.” Her outstanding paper was authored with Melinda S. Markham, Emily Koochel, Jessie L. Piper, and Sarah Emanuels. Those who registered for the 2020 conference can access Ms. Wilkins-Clark’s presentation (session #232–03) for 12 months following the conference. Go to bit.ly/ncfr2020app and search in the agenda.