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Abigail Aiken Awarded NICHD Individual Predoctoral Fellowship
Posted: January 15, 2014
Abigail Aiken, PRC graduate student trainee and Ph.D. candidate, has received an individual predoctoral fellowship (F31) from the National Institute of Child Health & Human Development. The prestigious two-year award is given to individuals who have distinguished themselves as emerging scientists and scholars as evidenced through research, publications, and other scholarly activity.
Abigail’s research under the award will focus on demographic variation in unintended pregnancy, with a particular focus on Latinas. Under the mentorship of faculty advisor Dr. Joseph Potter, her project will investigate the measurement and meaning of the various dimensions of childbearing intentions and feelings about pregnancy, and how these constructs vary by race/ethnicity. The overarching goals are to contribute new theoretical perspectives on pregnancy intentions, and to inform strategies for addressing disparities in rates of unintended pregnancy between racial and ethnic groups.
Congratulations to Abbie for this honor!