KI Director Receives SSSS Kinsey Award
Dr. Julia Heiman has been selected by the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality as the 2010 recipient of the Kinsey Award, granted for lifetime accomplishment in the field of sex research.
Candidates for the award are nominated and voted on by members of the Society based on their lifetime record of research, publication, teaching and service. One nominee is selected for the award each year. Previous winners of the award include many notable sex researchers. Kinsey Institute recipients include Kinsey Institute founder Dr. Alfred Kinsey (posthumously), and former directors Dr. Wardell Pomeroy, Dr. Paul Gebhard, and Dr. John Bancroft. A complete list of previous award winners is available on the Society website.
The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality is an international organization dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about sexuality. Founded in 1957, it is the oldest organization of professionals interested in the study of sexuality in the United States. SSSS brings together an interdisciplinary group of professionals who believe in the importance of both the production of quality research and the clinical, educational, and social applications of research related to all aspects of sexuality. (Adapted from the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality website.)
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