Two doctoral students at Kansas University have received the David Schulman Award for excellence in clinical psychology.
The award winners are Jennifer Snyder and Sharon Danoff-Burg, both of Lawrence. They will each receive $100 and a certificate from the department of psychology.
David Schulman received his doctorate in clinical psychology with honors from KU in 1969. He had carried on his academic work, his clinical participation and his doctoral research at a high level of performance despite the debilitating effects of treatment for cancer. He died in 1970.
The David Schulman Award is given to honor his memory, his sense of commitment and his deep interest and concern for children.
Jennifer Snyder, daughter of Ann Fraser, San Francisco, and Ted Snyder, El Toro, Calif., received her bachelor's degree in psychology from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn., in 1987. She worked as a research assistant at Yale University before becoming a graduate student at KU. She works with Rue Cromwell, M. Erik Wright distinguished professor of clinical psychology at KU, researching the relationships between attention-information processing and symptoms in people with schizophrenia.
Sharon Danoff-Burg, daughter of I. Michael Danoff, Des Moines, Iowa, received her bachelor's degree in psychology and anthropology with high distinction from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She received her master's degree from KU in 1991. She has taught two courses at KU and has professional interests in health psychology and women's studies. She has conducted research on coping with chronic illness and has worked with support groups at KU and in Baldwin for people who have cancer or family members with cancer. Her current research is on gender differences in coping, and she is writing a book about rape with another researcher.
Danoff-Burg also received KU's Graduate Student Award for Distinguished Service for 1992. The award is given each year to one graduate student at KU for outstanding representation of the ideals of scholarship and service.
Her service includes her instrumental role in establishing KU's Sexual Assault Prevention and Education Program.