Marcus Rodriguez recipient of 2015 Samuel DuBois Cook Society Award

Friday, December 5, 2014

P&N graduate student Marcus Rodriguez is the recipient of the 2015 Samuel DuBois Cook Society Award.  The Cook Society was founded to honor Dr. Samuel BuBois Cook, the first African American faculty member hired and tenured at Duke University. The Cook Award seeks to recognize members of the Duke Community who reflect in their work or in their academic pursuits, the objectives to which Dr. Cook dedicated his professional life. Cook dedicated his professional life to social justice, and  was committed to fostering positive and constructive interpersonal and intergroup relationships between African Americans and other ethnic, racial and national groups at Duke University as well as in the Durham community.

Marcus is pursuing a PhD in clinical psychology under the mentorship of Zachary Rosenthal and Clive Robins. His goal is to help develop novel, culturally sensitive, web and smartphone-based behavioral interventions for emotion regulation.

Congratulations Marcus!