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Spring 2010 Grant Recipients

The following individuals and projects have received awards:

Dr. Shawn Boyne

Dr. Shawn Boyne
  • Dr. Shawn Boyne
  • Associate Professor of Law
  • IU School of Law- Indianapolis
  • Course Name: Criminal Law
  • Award- $500

“I am grateful to receive this grant. The grant will allow me to enhance my criminal law class by adding a hate crimes component and broaden students’ exposure to issues affecting the LGBT community. Unfortunately, most criminal law textbooks do not address the issues surrounding prosecution of hate crimes. To the extent that they cover hate crimes, they do not address the issue of prosecutorial discretion and bias against filing those crimes or hurdles that prosecutors encounter in securing a jury verdict in those cases. In addition, I hope to use these materials as the foundation for future research and publication project that I hope to undertake beginning in 2011. That project will explore the need for hate crimes legislation in Indiana.”

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Dr. Mary Ott

Dr. Mary Ott
  • Dr. Mary Ott
  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
  • IU School of Medicine- Indianapolis
  • Project Name: Incorporating Families Into HIV Prevention for LGBT Youth
  • Award- $500

“I am thrilled to be able to receive the LGBT grant. I am an adolescent medicine faculty member, and we will be using the grant to bring a national expert in the health of LGBT youth to campus. What is particularly important is the grant provided a nidus for matching fund and/or support from the Section of Adolescent Medicine, the larger Department of Pediatrics, the IUPUI Program in Women’s Studies, and PFLAG, a community group. This small grant will stimulate cross university and university-community dialogue on GLBT youth.”

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Andrew Roberts

Andrew Roberts
  • Andrew Roberts
  • 4th Year Medical Student
  • IU School of Medicine- Indianapolis
  • Project Name: 2010 AMSA/GLMA 4th Annual LGBT Leadership Institute
  • Award- $500

“I am very appreciative of the support from the LGBT-FSC and the IUPUI community at large for their generous support in funding my trip to the annual GLMA Leadership Institute through one of their grants. The conference will allow me to learn how to develop and sustain interest in LGBT health issues, implement curriculum reform to be more LBGT-inclusive and execute innovative programming at IUPUI. I will also learn how to run a more successful LBGT student interest group from other health professional students from around the country.”

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Bryce Wininger

Bryce Wininger
  • Bryce Wininger
  • 1st Year Medical Student
  • IU School of Medicine- Indianapolis
  • Project Name: Communicable Diseases in Mumbai, India- Child Family Health International (CFHI)
  • Award- $500

“This very generous grant will allow me to take my interest in global health to Mumbai, India this summer to study infectious diseases and their impact on marginalized communities. Without this support, this project probably wouldn’t be possible, and this vital part of my medical education would never have happened. I’m very excited to return to the IUPUI medical community ready to share my experiences and gained insight.”

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Dr. Natasha Flowers

Dr. Natasha Flowers
  • Dr. Natasha Flowers
  • Faculty
  • IU School of Education- Indianapolis
  • Project Name: Forum on the Experiences of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Parents and Their Children in our Nation’s K-12 Schools
  • Award: $385

“I would like to offer all education students (undergraduate and graduate) an opportunity to: 1) explore biases and misconceptions regarding students and families who are part of the LGBT community, 2) become aware of the intersections that exist between LGBT issues and issues of ethnicity, gender, and class, 3) get exposure to a practicing teacher who is an advocate for students within the LGBT community, and 4) understand how the implementation of community and safety within the classroom and schools impacts our students and families within the LGBT community. “

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Angie Carlen

Angie Carlen
  • Angie Carlen
  • Experiential Learning Coordinator, Academic and Career Development University College/IUPUI
  • Project Name: GLBT Staff/Student Development Resources
  • Award:$350

“Currently there is one GLBT related book in our career library. By providing more books and resources for the GLBT population, it not only communicates that we as a staff recognize that there are students who identify as GLBT on our campus and that we want to validate and affirm that existence, but also that we want to provide resources for this population who we know will face significant challenges with their sexual and gender identity in their internship or future employment. Our mission in student development is to support the whole student. By ordering these books and resources and educating ourselves on the identity development and challenges that this population can face, we will not only support our mission, but greatly impact and improve our relationship with the students that we work with.”

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