By |Published On: September 29th, 2022|Categories: Alumni, Clinical Psychology, Fielding News, University Communications|

Alum Dominique Eugene, Ph.D., Receives Award for Research Excellence and Innovation

Clinical Psychology Program alum (’18) Dominique Eugene, Ph.D., LMFT, RPT-S, IFECMHS, recently received Stellenbosch University’s prestigious Deputy Vice Chancellors Top 20 Postdoctoral Award for Research Excellence and Innovation. 

Dominique Eugene, Ph.D.

Dominique Eugene, Ph.D.

Dr. Eugene is an HBNU (Harvard University, Boston University, Northwestern University, and the University of New Mexico) Fogarty Global Health Training Program – Harvard University Post-Doctoral Fellow at Stellenbosch University in South Africa. Stellenbosch University is hosting 356 Postdoctoral Research Fellows in 2022, with Fellows representing disciplines across all faculties, with the majority in Science, Health, Medical Services, Arts and Sciences, Agrisciences, and Engineering. The overarching goal of this program is to showcase its Fellows’ leading research and drive change in South Africa and beyond its borders.

Learn more about Dr. Eugene’s HBNU Fogarty Global Health Fellowship.

She also earned the APA Division 52 Global Citizen Psychologist Citation in 2022. This commendation recognizes Dr. Eugene’s investment in her respective communities, which goes above and beyond her regular work duties.

“Global Citizen Psychologists are ambassadors for psychological science in their communities, bringing their professional knowledge, experience, and expertise to benefit those around them by volunteering in their community at the local, national, or international level,” the APA said in a statement. 

In August 2022, Dr. Eugene also presented at the South African Faith and Family Institute (SAFFI)’s Pan-African Program in Cape Town, Africa. This year’s conference theme was, “Liberating Pan-African Insights about Religion/Culture as Curse and Cure in Gender-Based Violence.” Each year, the program aimed to cultivate ubuntu in intimate relationships, families, and communities. “Ubuntu” is a Nguni Bantu term that means “humanity.”

Dr. Eugene is a 2022-2023 ISI Fellow, with continued efforts focused on her dissertation, “Predicting Violence in Intimate Relationships by Women Exposed to Childhood Maltreatment.” Dr. Eugene’s research tests several hypotheses regarding whether PTSD and childhood maltreatment, alone in combination, are significant triggers of intimate relationship violence committed by women.

Fielding’s ISI Fellows Program allows Fielding alums additional ways to continue their professional work, apply for external funding, and publicize their projects. 

In addition, Dr. Eugene also presented at the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Sciences conference in Puerto Rico, was a panelist for Fielding’s 48th Call Across the Globe, and participated in several other conferences across the globe in 2022. 

Learn more about Fielding’s Ph.D. Clinical Psychology Program

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