Paul Pintrich Professor of Psychology Judith Harackiewicz received this year’s Understanding Interventions Tol Award, an honor which recognizes a presentation at the UI Annual Conference that exemplifies the return on investing in the next generation. The award is named for Dr. Adolphus Toliver whose vision and dedication to increasing the participation of underrepresented minority students in biomedical research resulted in the development and improvement of many NIH programs.
Harackiewicz, whose awarded presentation was titled, “Using Long-term Follow-up Data to Understand and Refine Utility-Value Interventions in the Biomedical Sciences,” has been testing motivational interventions in college biology and chemistry courses, working to promote interest and performance for underrepresented students in the foundational course that serves as a gateway to biomedical careers. She is currently the PI for an NIH-funded multi-site project to test the long-term effects of interventions in chemistry and biology courses with a focus STEM pipeline persistence, with the goal of promoting diversity in the biomedical sciences.
Congratulations, Professor Harackiewicz!
August 11, 2021