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PhD student awarded Margaret McNamara Education Grant

Glorieuse Uwizeye

UIC College of Nursing PhD student Glorieuse Uwizeye was named a 2019 Margaret McNamara Education Grant awardee, one of 10 U.S.-Canada scholars to earn the grant, which is given annually to “exceptional women from developing countries.”

Uwizeye, whose experiences as a Rwandan genocide survivor and mental health nurse drove her to seek her PhD at UIC Nursing, is studying the mental and physical outcomes of exposure to extreme stress, genocide and genocidal rape.

The grants are awarded to women who are enrolled as full-time students in accredited universities in the U.S. and Canada, have demonstrated financial need and are committed to working for the well-being of women and children.

Uwizeye was also awarded the UIC Provost’s Graduate Research Award for her dissertation project, entitled, “Health Outcomes of Exposure to Extreme Stress among Rwandan Adults Born of Genocidal Rape.”