Intergroup Relations

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2018 IGR Outstanding Alumni Award Recipient: Sabrina Claude, Ph.D.

With great honor, IGR will present the 2018 Outstanding Alumni Award (OAA) to Sabrina Claude, Ph.D. at IGR's 15th annual Award Ceremony and Graduation Celebration. Below is a biography of Sabrina's educational and professional accomplishments.  

Congratulations, Sabrina! We are honored to present you the award and are so pleased you can join us and speak to our 2018 graduates.

Sabrina Claude, Ph.D.


IGR Outstanding Alumni Award (OAA)

In celebration of the outstanding work in social justice done by the Program on Intergroup Relations (IGR) alumni around the globe, we are excited to honor one exceptional alum of the program each April with the Outstanding Alumni Award (OAA)!


IGR's Alumni Spotlight: Karriem Watson, DHSc, MPH, MS

Dr. Karriem Watson remembers his IGR days like it was yesterday. Gaining an in-depth knowledge and understanding about social justice and dialogue from IGR has made a profound impact on his life personally and professionally. He grew up in Muskegon Heights, Michigan and is a 1997 Graduate of U-M where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology. After receiving a Masters of Science in Basic Medical Research from Wayne State University, he moved to Chicago to work in the clinical research industry. He completed a doctorate in Health Sciences with a focus on Global Health from Nova Southeastern. In his dual role at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), he serves as the Director of the Community Engaged Research and Implementation Science for the Cancer Center and Community Engagement Research for Mile Square Health Center (MSHC), a group of federally qualified health centers. We are excited to share more about Dr. Karriem Watson.


Alumni Spotlight: Adam Falkner

IGR shines this month’s Alumni Spotlight on Adam Falkner, a 2007 Graduate of U-M and IGR. Adam was deeply involved in many aspects of the program while a student, and he went on to pursue a uniquely designed life path that incorporates many facets of his IGR experiences, which have significantly shaped who he is as an individual and a community leader. Adam works in the non-profit sector using arts and education to further dialogue and social justice, and is also currently pursuing a Ph.D.

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