Dr. Hannelore Wass Cross Cultural Student Paper Award (2019) –
Ms. Oindrila Dutta
Our PhD student, Ms. Oindrila Dutta, was awarded the Dr. Hannelore Wass Cross Cultural Student Paper Award at Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC)’s 41st Annual Conference held in Atlanta. The title of her conference paper was “The Lived Experience of Bereaved Parents of Children with Chronic Life-Threatening Illness in Singapore”. Dr. Hannelore Wass Cross Cultural Student Paper Award is presented to an outstanding undergraduate or graduate paper dealing with a topic related to dying, death, loss and bereavement where there is an emphasis or concentration on cross-cultural aspects of the phenomena studied.
Here is Oindrila’s reflection on the award:
“It was a privilege for me to be able to share the stage with researchers whose works I have read and been inspired by. Both before and after the award ceremony, I had a chance to interact with many of them, and it was an unforgettable experience! More than anything else, it energizes me to do more meaningful and impactful work. I am thankful to the ADEC Awards Committee for this honor. I am also very grateful to have an amazing mentor like Prof Andy and a wonderful team to work with. Their unending support, mentoring and friendship is something I treasure. I hope we, as a team, can continue to showcase the work that we do to our fellow researchers and practitioners in other parts of the world and collaborate with them to bring more quality and sparkle into the lives of the people that we work with.”