Vickie Lynn receives award from USF Graduate School
Vickie Lynn, a second year PhD student in the department of community and family health, has been awarded a USF Graduate Student Success Fellowship award. This award is given by the USF Graduate School. Ms. Lynn is pursuing her graduate degree in behavioral health as part of a joint program offered by the USF College of Behavioral and Community Sciences and the USF College of Public Health.
“I am so thankful this award will allow me to focus more on my degree and interested research,” said Vickie. “Advances in HIV research have increased the life expectancy for individuals living with HIV and we now face new challenges to provide continued physical and mental health care for this population. My research objective includes exploring the use of evidence-based interventions in community settings and how these interventions can be developed to be delivered via new technology: cell phones, internet, computer-based, and video-conferencing to improve the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS.”
The Graduate Student Success Fellowship stipend is $12,000 per year for up to 3 years from the date of initial enrollment. In addition, the University will pay full-time tuition (up to 12 credits in fall and spring) for graduate-level credit hours taken at USF that count toward your graduate degree.