Sanders receives Distinguished Scientific Achievement Award
Stephanie Sanders, associate director of The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction, and professor in the Department of Gender Studies at Indiana University Bloomington, is the recipient of the 2007 Distinguished Scientific Achievement Award from the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS).
This award honors professionals who have made outstanding contributions to the field of sexology.
Sanders is being honored for her research, teaching and service, including serving as past president of SSSS. Her research interests combine biological and social perspectives to understanding sexual behavior and gender. She has published extensively on prenatal drug exposure and its effect on development and behavior, condom use errors and problems, sexual attraction, women's sexual arousal, and risk factors in sexual health. As interim director of the Kinsey Institute in the mid-1990's, and in her current role as associate director, Sanders is committed to the institute's growth as the center for interdisciplinary study of sexuality, gender and sexual health.
SSSS is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about sexuality and brings together an interdisciplinary group of professionals who believe in the importance of quality research and the clinical, educational and social applications of research related to all aspects of sexuality.
Sanders will be the sixth IU faculty member to receive this prestigious award, making IU the leading university with recipients of this recognition and illustrating IU's long-time national and international leadership in the scientific study of human sexuality. Previous IU faculty winners are former Kinsey Institute directors John Bancroft and Paul Gebhard, current director Julia Heiman, sociology professor Martin Weinberg, and applied health science professor William Yarber.
Sanders will be presented with her award at the 50th anniversary meeting of the SSSS, in November, 2007. This year also marks the 60th anniversary year of the founding of The Kinsey Institute.