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UGA College of Education student is one of six to receive HHS doctoral fellowship

Athens, Ga. – University of Georgia College of Education graduate student Jisu Han is one of only six in the nation to be awarded a doctoral fellowship by the Early Care and Education Research Scholars program from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Han is a doctoral candidate in the applied cognition and development program in the department of educational psychology and instructional technology. As a teaching assistant, she has been leading an introductory course in educational psychology since 2010. She also is a student member of the Graduate Researchers in Educational Psychology and Instructional Technology.

The fellowship provides funding for two years of work on her dissertation, in which she plans to examine the dosage effects of multiple early intervention programs on preschool children’s language, literacy and general development. The dosage refers to the number of interventions a child receives. In this case, the interventions can be: pre-kindergarten, pre-kindergarten plus Early Reading First and pre-kindergarten plus Early Reading First and Head Start.

Under the guidance of her major professor, Stacey Neuharth-Pritchett, Han seeks to determine what role multiple intervention programs play in the development of young children from families with limited economic resources and to provide policy implications on the number of intervention efforts that are most effective.

Han expects to graduate in 2013.