The first one comes from her Alma Mater – Loyola University, Chicago – The Graduate School Damen Award. Named after Loyola University’s primary founder, Arnold Damen, S.J., this award is granted to an alumnus(a) from each of Loyola’s schools and colleges. It recognizes the qualities of leadership in industry, leadership in community and service to others.
The second award is the 2013 International Academy for Suicide Research ( IASR) Morselli Medal. The Morselli Medal, which is named in honor of Enrico Morselli, an Italian psychiatrist (1852 –1929) from the University of Genoa who was a pioneer in suicide research, is the Academy’s most distinguished award and is given every 2 years to individuals who have made outstanding and important lifetime contributions to the study of suicide, suicidal behaviors or suicide prevention.