Research

Professor receives UA peace award for AIDS stigma research

Bronwen Lichtenstein, an associate professor and graduate director in the Department of Criminal Justice, said winning the 2012 Lahoma Adams Buford Peace Award brings to light certain issues that may not have been obvious to people without her research. “I am really pleased that my work on social justice issues have been recognized by the University,” Lichtenstein said. Communications specialist David Miller said the award was established in 2002 by social work alumnus Tony D.


Professor links autism to Omega-3 fatty acids

Yasmin Neggers, professor of human nutrition and hospitality management, has found a possible link in children with autism and Omega-3 fatty acids. Neggers developed an interest in autism after a relative was diagnosed with a mild form of Asperger’s syndrome, an autism spectrum disorder.