NCFR recognizes Diamond Y. Bravo for contributions to knowledge about ethnic minority families

The National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) is proud to recognize Diamond Y. Bravo as the 2016 recipient of the John L. and Harriette P. McAdoo Dissertation Award, which provides support for the recipient to complete an approved doctoral dissertation with a focus on issues impacting ethnic minority families.

Dr. Bravo recently completed her doctoral degree in the Family and Human Development doctoral program in the Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics at Arizona State University.

In her nominating letter for Dr. Bravo, Dr. Adriana J. Umaña-Taylor states:

"Ms. Bravo has an impressive record of academic and professional achievements. She is making high-impact contributions to scholarship focused on Latino youth and families. She regularly disseminates her work at professional conferences, as evidenced by 21 conference presentations (lead author on 16). Furthermore, her work is appearing in high-impact journals."

Dr. Bravo will be recognized for her achievements at the 2016 NCFR Annual Conference, Nov. 2-5 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

John L. and Harriette P. McAdoo, the namesakes of this award, made significant contributions to the scholarship on ethnic minority families, especially our understanding of African Americans' familial experiences.

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