UGA student from Fayetteville awarded CURO summer research fellowship

Wed, 08/13/2008 - 9:16am
By: The Citizen

University of Georgia undergraduate Jennifer Lee, from Fayetteville, is among 33 students who received 2008 summer research fellowships from the Honors Program’s Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities (CURO).

“CURO Summer Fellows have the opportunity to develop their critical thinking skills outside of the classroom by working side-by-side with faculty members during the summer months,” said David S. Williams, director of UGA’s Honors Program. “Experience has shown that summer fellows go on to compete successfully for jobs and scholarships, as well as for admission to top graduate and professional schools.”

Lee, a rising senior psychology major, is investigating biopsychosocial variables involved in the cause, maintenance and severity of non-cardiac chest pain in children and adolescents under the guidance of pediatric psychology professor Ronald Blount. This project is part of an ongoing study being conducted at several branches of Sibley Heart Center Cardiology. After graduation, Lee says she would like to attend graduate school and obtain her Ph.D. in pediatric psychology. Her fellowship is sponsored by UGA's Biomedical and Health Sciences Institute.

For more information about UGA's CURO summer fellows program, visit

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