Gene Brody and Velma McBride Murry, professors of child and family development, were part of a team of researchers to receive the Reuben Hill Award from the National Council on Family Relations.
The award is presented annually to the author(s) of an outstanding research article in a family journal for the year prior to the award. A plaque is given to each author of the award-winning article and a check for $1,000 is divided equally among all the authors. There is no nomination process for this award. A committee conducts an evaluation of the top scholarly journals in the family field.
Brody and Murry were recognized for their paper “The Strong African-American Families Program: Translating Research into Prevention Programming,” published in the journal Child Development.