Congratulations to Assistant Professor Julie Valentine (BYU Nursing) for her research, service, and contributions to the world and BYU in particular. Nursing professor Julie Valentine's research reveals low sexual assault kit processing numbers, and trains law enforcement with encouraging results.
This Regional Scholar Award is from the Southwest Institute for Research on Women (SIROW) located at the University of Arizona. From SIROW's website: "SIROW's mission is to improve the lives of women and girls – particularly those living in the Southwest – through inter-disciplinary and inter-institutional research and action projects. Our projects include a broad spectrum of themes and issues from health and wellness to education, employment, women’s history and the arts. It is our belief that by challenging the status quo, facilitating the voices of those who experience disparity, working with diverse groups of women, men and transgender individuals, and seeking innovative methods to improve conditions and contexts, positive changes can be made at an individual, social and structural level." The receive nominations for this award each year and Julie Valentine was selected as this year's recipient.
Valentine commented, "I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Arizona, so it is even more special as it is from U of A. "
Read about her work here: https://news.byu.edu/news/byu-professor-works-help-victims-rape-through-depth-research-and-training