The National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) recognized recent Virginia Tech MFT area graduate, Dr. Lauren Smithee, as the 2020 recipient of the Jessie Bernard Outstanding Research Proposal from a Feminist Perspective Award. Dr. Smithee’s project was entitled “Emotional Intimacy and Transition: Transgender-Cisgender Romantic Relationships.” For more information about Dr. Smithee, read the NCFR press release.