UNL psychology professor receives major public service award

Released on 08/08/2008, at 2:00 AM
Office of University Communications
University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Lincoln, Neb., August 8th, 2008 —

University of Nebraska-Lincoln psychology professor Brian Wilcox received the 2008 Public Service Award from the Society for Prevention Research.

Each year, the society awards organizations or individuals who have made significant contributions to the field of prevention research. The public service award is given to an individual or team in recognition of extensive and effective advocacy for prevention science and science/research-based programs.

Wilcox, along with his colleagues from the William T. Grant Foundation, were acknowledged for their scientific approach to bridging the gap between research and practice, and for their support of high-quality research on youth settings and use of research evidence. Past recipients include Sen. Tom Harkin of Iowa and Alan Leshner, former director of the National Institute of Mental Health.

Wilcox is professor of psychology and director of the Center on Children, Families and the Law at UNL, and a senior adviser to the William T. Grant Foundation.

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