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News in Brief: Nancy Deutsch Honored with 2023 Amplify Award

Professor Deutsch was recognized for her decades-long work as a citizen and scholar to improve the lives of adolescents.

Audrey Breen

Linda K. Bunker Professor of Education Nancy Deutsch has been named the 2023 Amplify Established Advocate Award winner by Voices for Virginia’s Children, a policy organization advocating for positive and equitable outcomes for children and youth.

Deutsch, the director of the Youth-Nex research center and associate dean for faculty affairs at the UVA School of Education and Human Development, was recognized for her decades-long career dedicated to improving outcomes for young people across Virginia, including her involvement in policy discussions about positive youth development and her commitment to equity and inclusion.

In their co-authored nomination letter, Stephanie Rowley, dean of the School of Education, and Associate Professor Bethany Bell, wrote about Deutsch’s work as a citizen and scholar to improve the lives of adolescents.

“Nancy has been impacting research, public policy, service in communities, public awareness, and program development in Virginia and nationwide for more than 20 years,” they wrote. “Since her earliest days in Virginia, she has been deeply invested in using her social capital to contribute to making the state more just and equitable.”

Deutsch will receive the Amplify Established Advocate Award on October 10, 2023, in Richmond, VA.


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