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Angela Frederick Amar (Photo by Gary Gilbert)

CSON's Amar Earns Scholar Award

Asst. Prof. Angela Frederick Amar is one of only 15 junior faculty members nationwide to receive an inaugural Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Award

By Kathleen Sullivan | Chronicle Staff
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Asst. Prof. Angela Frederick Amar (CSON) is one of only 15 junior faculty members nationwide to receive an inaugural Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholar award. The Nurse Faculty Scholars program aims to develop the next generation of national leaders in academic nursing by providing mentorship, leadership training, salary and research support to young faculty.

The award will support Amar's research exploring the factors that encourage college women to report experiences of gender-based violence. Despite campus prevention programs, most young women do not report such episodes, even though it is critical to receiving help in managing the immediate and long-term physical and mental health effects, according to Amar. She hopes her research can lead to the development of campus programming and national policy.

Amar says that even though awareness of domestic violence has increased dramatically, some of the stereotypes and barriers to seeking help are the same as they were 20 years ago. "It's my hope that by getting help to people sooner, we can change long-term outcomes for the better," she said.

Amar's faculty mentors for this research are Center for Nursing Research Director Prof. Barbara Wolfe (CSON) and Assoc. Prof. Lisa Goodman (LSOE).

CSON Dean Susan Gennaro said, "Amar is a perfect recipient of this important and prestigious fellowship because she is a visionary, committed researcher and teacher who has made and will continue to make significant contributions to improving the health of women and families in the United States."