Postdoctoral Scholar Millie Rincon-Cortes Named Ford Foundation Fellow

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Millie Rincon-Cortes, a postdoctoral scholar at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, was named a Ford Foundation Fellowship Scholar for 2020.

Rincon-Cortes’ research focuses on postpartum stress exposure, a translational risk factor for postpartum depression. Rincon-Cortes said, “This project is of human relevance because human parental care is disturbed under conditions of adversity and/or chronic stress, and this is replicated in rodent models, which enable causality and more invasive brain manipulations.”

The foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.