Gillum receives Outstanding Research Award from IDVAAC

Dec 31 2012

Tameka L. Gillum, associate professor of Public Health, was honored with the Outstanding Research Award at the Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community’s national conference held Aug. 13-14 in Norfolk, VA.

The award recognized Gillum for “outstanding research on domestic violence focused on illuminating the experiences of African American battered women.” She also served as an invited participant on a panel on “Diversity in Black America: Reflections of a New Generation” during the conference.

The Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community (IDVAAC) is a national organization focused on the unique circumstances of African Americans as they face issues related to domestic violence, including intimate partner violence, child abuse, elder maltreatment and community violence. IDVAAC’s mission is to enhance society’s understanding of and ability to end violence in the African-American community.