American Psychological Foundation
15 students conducting groundbreaking research, thanks to APF scholarships
In conjunction with the Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology, APF awarded 15 annual scholarships for graduate student research. The following students are this year's recipients:
- Amanda Venta of the University of Houston was awarded the $5,000 Harry and Miriam Levinson Scholarship to fund her dissertation, "The Effect of Oxytocin on Trust between Parents and Adolescents."
- Erin Moran of the University of California, Berkeley, received the $5,000 William and Dorothy Bevan Scholarship for her work, "The Time Course of Emotion in Schizophrenia."
- Timothy Jarome of the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, received the Ruth G. and Joseph D. Matarazzo Scholarship and received $3,000 to support his project, "The Role of a PKA/CaMKII-Protein Degradation-GluR2 Pathway in Control of Memory Updating."
- Erin Ward-Ciesielski of the University of Washington received $3,000 made possible by the Friedman-Klarreich Family Foundation, to conduct research on reducing suicide risk in individuals not receiving mental health treatment.
- Stephanie Groman of the University of California, Los Angeles, received the $2,000 Clarence J. Rosecrans Scholarship to support work on her thesis, "Mechanistic Insight into the Relationship Between Cognitive Control and the Dopamine 02-like Receptor System."
The following students received $1,000 scholarships, including the Peter and Malina James and Dr. Louis P. James Legacy Scholarship, to support their research:
- Justin Karr, University of Victoria (Peter and Malina James and Dr. Louis P. James Legacy Scholarship Recipient).
- John Medaglia, Pennsylvania State University.
- Kelly McWilliams, University of California, Davis.
- Darya Zabelina, Northwestern University.
- Lisham Ashrafioun, Bowling Green State University.
- Daniel Kopala-Sibley, McGill University.
- Emily Cogsdill, Harvard University.
- Shayna Henry, University of California, Irvine.
- Lauren Richmond, Temple University.
- Lauren Margulieux, Georgia Institute of Technology.
For more information on the APF/COGDOP Graduate Research Scholarships, visit COGDOP online. The next deadline for applications is June 30.
Upcoming APF deadlines
April 1: Counseling Psychology Grants
May 1: Pre-College Psychology Grant
May 1: Visionary Grants
May 1: Drs. Rosalee G. and Raymond A. Weiss Research and Program Innovation Grant
June 1: Robert Fantz Award
June 1: Joseph B. Gittler Award
June 1: F.J. McGuigan Dissertation Award
June 15: Kenneth B. and Mamie P. Clark Grant
For more information on APF's grants and scholarships, please contact Parie Kadir, Program Officer, at (202) 336-5984.
Drs. Donald Routh and Margaret Gonzalez
"I spent 30 years as a teacher and researcher in psychology and in retirement continue to publish on the history of the field. Giving to APF is a way of giving something back to the discipline that has meant so much to my life."
Donald Routh, PhD, professor emeritus at the University of Miami, past president of APA Divs. 6 (Behavioral Neuroscience and Comparative) and 12 (Society of Clinical Psychology), and founding president of the International Society of Clinical Psychology, has dedicated his career to psychology.
Now, he and his wife, Margaret Gonzalez, PhD, are supporting the next generation of psychologists to ensure that this field, which means so much to them, will flourish for decades to come.
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