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Natashe Lemos Dekker awarded Distinguished Women Scientists Fund

Natashe Lemos Dekker has been awarded the Distinguished Women Scientists Fund 2021. This travel grant for female postdocs allows her to spend a period as a visiting fellow at the UCLA Department of Anthropology in the United States. Lemos Dekker will participate in the group ‘Mind, Medicine, and Culture’, which advocates a critical perspective on health and illness that would greatly benefit Natashe’s own research on end-of-life care. Lemos Dekker is one of the six 6 laureates who will receive the DWSF travel grant 2021-2022.

Natashe Lemos Dekker will write an article on how older people and their families navigate end-of-life care. This article is based on data she gathered during ethnographic fieldwork in Brazil for the ERC project Globalizing Palliative Care.

At the UCLA she will work with key scholars in medical and psychological anthropology, including Faculty members Prof. Jason Throop, Prof. Linda Garro, and others. 

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