Lang Duong, a graduating senior, is the recipient of the 2020-21 J. Steven Reznick Diversity in Research Award.
The purpose of the J. Steven Reznick Award for Diversity Enhancement in Psychological Research is to encourage and honor students who make a contribution to the advancement of knowledge concerning issues that face diverse populations or that are of concern to diverse populations.
Lang received this award for her contributions to the very rich panoply of undergraduate researchers at UNC as a child of immigrant parents from Viet Nam. Her extensive research activities include a published review article on the psychosocial impacts of Asian Americans’ acculturative strategies and research on eating disorders in Asian Americans. She has contributed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion values at UNC by speaking at the Campus Y’s Asian American Vigil for the Atlanta massacre; being interviewed by and featured on Carolina Connection’s piece on AAPI violence; hosting an open forum discussion against AAPI violence; and publishing “GRIEF 101” in the Health and Humanities Journal. Lang was honored with the J. Steven Reznick Award for Diversity Enhancement in Psychological Research at the Psychology and Neuroscience Departmental Awards Ceremony on May 5, 2021. Congratulations, Lang!