CPC Postdocs Albrecht and Ifatunji receive UNC's Postdoctoral Scholars Awards for Research Excellence

Nov 1, 2012

Carolina Population Center Postdoctoral Scholars Sandra Albrecht and Mosi Ifatunji will each receive a 2012 UNC-CH Postdoctoral Scholar Award for Research Excellence on November 12. Each year, ten awards are given in recognition of individuals with outstanding research promise; the award includes a plaque and $1,000.

Sandra Albrecht's postdoctoral research is focused on weight patterns earlier in the life-course. She is investigating the socio-economic and contextual factors that shape obesity risk in adolescent immigrants as they transition to young adulthood and how these factors may differ from those that impact obesity in U.S-born individuals. (http://postdocs.unc.edu/?q=node/23)

Mosi Ifatunji's research focuses on the ways in which race and culture structure and reproduce stratification, influence the way people view themselves and others, and inform different social cognitive frameworks used in the interpretation and explanation of various disparities. (http://postdocs.unc.edu/?q=node/23)

Congratulations Sandra and Mosi!

It is worth noting that, with the exception of 2010, the Carolina Population Center has been represented each year since these very competitive awards were started in 2004. These are the previous recipients from CPC with their current affiliations:


  • J. Scott Brown (Associate Professor, Gerontology, Miami University of Ohio)
  • David Carr (Professor, Geography, University of California, Santa Barbara)


  • Steve Hitlin (Associate Professor, Sociology, University of Iowa)


  • Shannon Davis (Associate Professor, Sociology, George Mason University)


  • Matthew Dupre (Assistant Professor, Community and Family Medicine, Duke University)


  • Naomi Spence (Assistant Professor, Sociology, CUNY, Lehman College)


  • Sergio Chavez (Assistant Professor, Sociology, Rice University)


  • Nathalie Williams (Assistant Professor, Sociology & International Studies, University of Washington)

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