American Psychological Foundation

APF granted Sarah A. Palyo, PhD, its APF Clarence J. Rosecrans Scholarship when she was a graduate student at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Palyo has gone on to have a successful career helping veterans learn to manage their chronic pain.

"The APF Clarence J. Rosecrans Scholarship allowed me to complete my dissertation research in the area of trauma. Subsequently, I have become the pain psychologist at the San Francisco VA Medical Center, responsible for developing programming to help veterans with chronic pain and co-occuring psychiatric disorders, including post-traumatic stress disorder," Palyo says. "The research skills I developed from completion of my APF-grant-funded dissertation have enabled me to examine the effectiveness of treatment interventions offered in the San Francisco VA Pain Clinic."