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2010 Honorable Mention

Tipograf and Kirshner Photo

In 2010, for the first time, an honorable mention in the Freeman Peace Prize competition was given.  This distinction went to Yuliya Tipograf, a senior in the College of Human Ecology, majoring in Biology and Society and minoring in global health. She is shown here with then director of the program, Jonathan Kirshner. 

At Cornell, Yuliya Tipograf worked with Dr. Michael Latham on a number of research projects and papers, including conducting research on the controversial Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Foods (RUTF). She spent time at Kenya’s Kakuma Refugee Camp to evaluate the impact of RUTF on severe acute malnutrition in the camp’s hospital and satellite clinics.

After graduation, she planned to return to Kibera, Kenya to work on two projects: the Kibera School for Girls and the Tabitha Clinic of Carolina for Kibera. At the end of the summer she planned to start medical school and hoped to return to Kenya full-time once she completed her medical education.

The Harrop and Ruth Freeman Prize in Peace Studies is awarded annually to Cornell University graduating seniors to encourage them to pursue work or study in fields related to peace studies and conflict resolution. Alexandra Perrotti and Yuliya Tipograf exemplify precisely the kind of student the Freemans hoped to recognize and honor through the establishment of the endowment and prize.