Social Work Undergraduate Student Receives Oswald Award

Social Work Undergraduate Student Receives Oswald Award

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 2, 2017) ‒ Fourteen University of Kentucky undergraduate students — one sophomore, two juniors and 11 seniors — were recently awarded with Oswald Research and Creativity Program awards by the Office of Undergraduate Research.

Students submitted research posters in six categories — Biological Sciences; Design, including architecture, landscape architecture and interior design; Fine Arts, including film, music, photography, painting and sculpture; Humanities, from creative and critical-research approaches; Physical and Engineering Sciences; and Social Sciences. Winners in each category received $350; second place finishers received $200.

The 2017 winners were:

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Social Sciences

First Place: Martha Tillson, a junior majoring in social work and psychology

Project Title: “Age of first arrest, sex, and drug use as correlates of high risk drug use in adulthood among rural women in jails”

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By Gail Hairston

Article originally appeared in UKNow on February 2nd, 2017.

Martha Tillson, a senior in the College of Social Work BASW, presented her award-winning research at the 2017 University of Kentucky Undergraduate Research Conference. In April 2017, Ms. Tillson presented a second paper entitled “Early risk behaviors as indicators of rural women’s high-risk drug use” at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research in Memphis, Tennessee.