University of Rochester

Warner School Doctoral Student Receives Fellowship

June 3, 1999

Charlene Pope, a doctoral student in the teaching and curriculum program at the Margaret Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development of the University of Rochester, has been selected as an American Dissertation Fellow by the American Association of University Women Educational Foundation.

She will receive a $15,000 stipend during the 1999-2000 academic year to work on her research comparing communication between physicians and patients of different races. Pope's analysis, which is called ethnography of communication, is part of a larger study, Measuring Adolescent Preventive Services, under the direction of Dr. Jonathan Klein at the Department of Pediatrics of the University of Rochester Medical Center. The Measuring Adolescent Preventive Services project is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and the American Medical Association.

Pope, a resident of Brockport, earned her bachelor's degree at the University of Maryland at Baltimore and her master's degree and certificate in nursing-midwifery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health and Hygiene. She also has worked as a nurse-midwife with Strong Midwives at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

She presented her preliminary research in the field of linguistic anthropology at the annual meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology in April in Tucson, Ariz. Joanne Larson, assistant professor at the Warner School, is Pope's advisor.

Beginning July 1, Pope will be a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Nursing at SUNY Brockport, under the direction of Dr. Kay Wood.

The Warner School (on the Web at offers master's degree and doctoral degree programs in the areas of teaching and curriculum, counseling and human development, and educational leadership.