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Fibiger Award Presented to FSOS Undergrad, Samantha Benning

Samantha BenningCongratulations to Family Social Science major Samantha Benning, recipient of a Fibiger Award. The award is part of a foundation fund that provides support for notable undergrads to gain professional experience with undergraduate research fellowship, and to enhance the undergraduate experience in the College of Education and Human Development for students enrolled in Family Social Science.

Samantha is a sophomore who took on a full-time NIDA (National Institute on Drug Abuse) internship over the summer with ADAPT. She was drawn to the project because of their focus on strengthening military families, and due to her plans to continue work as a soldier with the Army National Guard..

Samantha was nominated for the Fibiger award by ADAPT's PI Abigail Gewirtz. She plans to use the funds to present the results of her internship research project, examining demographics and their influences on participation in post-deployment parenting groups, at the 21st Annual Meeting of the Society of Prevention Research in San Francisco.

Samantha is a great example of the significant initiative the Fibiger award seeks to reward. She plans to use her degree in Family Social Science to find ways to assist families in times of struggle.

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