Colleen Walsh Lang receives award through the Society for Applied Anthropology

2018 Peter K. New Student Research Award

Colleen Walsh Lang, an MD-PhD candidate at Washington University in St. Louis, was named the 2018 Peter K. New Student Research 3rd place winner by the Society for Applied Anthropology. 

Her paper, NGO Responsibilization: Landscapes of Need and Islands of Care for Children Living with HIV in Uganda, was selected from a large number of submissions from students enrolled in graduate and undergraduate programs in the United States and abroad. 

The Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) was founded in 1941 to promote the investigation of the principles of human behavior and the application of these principles to contemporary issues and problems.  The Society is unique among professional associations in membership and purpose, representing the interests of professionals in a wide range of settings - academia, business, law, health and medicine, government, etc. The unifying factor is a commitment to making an impact on the quality of life in the world.

This award honors the late Peter Kong-ming New, a distinguished medical sociologist-anthropologist and former president of the SfAA. The award is given to the best paper which reports on an applied research project in the social/behavioral sciences. The research question should be in the domain of health care or human services (broadly construed).

More information on this award can be found on the SfAA website.