Department of Psychology
The University of Houston
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Graduate Students News
Terri Barrera received a 2012 Career Development Travel Award from the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. The ADAA Career Development Travel Awards are given to help early career professionals who have a research interest in anxiety and anxiety-related disorders. These awards were presented at the 32nd ADAA Annual Conference, April 12–15, 2012, in Crystal City, Virginia.
Stacey “Colt” Meier
Stacey “Colt” Meier is a 6th year graduate student in the Clinical Psychology Program. Colt has been selected for various awards this year. Listed below are some of the awards received by Colt:
- Blanche Espy Chenoweth Graduate Fellowship from UH's Women, Gender, and Sexuality Department
- Matthew W. Scholarship Award for Female To Male Transgender Research from the American Psychological Association
- American Psychological Association of Graduate Students Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Concerns(APAGS-CLGBTC) Grant for a Conference. Colt coordinated the conference to train counselors and medical providers to provide competent care for transgender and gender diverse youth.
Lindsey Rodriguez is among the first students in the Psychology department to receive the only National Institute of Health grant awarded to doctoral students. Her Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) is a three-year grant funded by the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) which will contribute to the development of a comprehensive understanding of how interpersonal relationship processes and problematic alcohol use interact to influence various physical, emotional, and relational outcomes for individuals and their relationship partners.
Lindsey Rodriguez received the Texas Research Society on Alcoholism (TRSA) John P. McGovern Medical Student Fellowship. This prestigious fellowship is only awarded to one graduate student per year. It included funding and an opportunity to present research findings at the annual TRSA meeting.
Amanda Venta is a third year student in Dr. Carla Sharp’s Developmental Psychopathology Lab within the Child and Family track of the Clinical Psychology doctoral program. She received the 2012 American Psychological Foundation’s Harry and Miriam Levinson Scholarship to support her dissertation research exploring the effect of intranasal oxytocin on the trust behavior of inpatient adolescents towards their mothers in a neuroeconomic trust game. This scholarship is awarded to only one graduate student annually and Amanda’s receipt of this award will be featured in the American Psychological Association’s Monitor on Psychology magazine.
Woods Awarded Competitive Dissertation Completion Grant
Elizabeth Woods, Ph.D. candidate in the Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Program, has been named the recipient of a CLASS Dissertation Completion Grant for the 2012-2013 academic year. The grant is awarded to outstanding Ph.D. students in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences based on excellence of their dissertation project and timely progress toward the completion of their degree. The grant provides stipends of $20,000 to cover students’ expenses for up to a full academic year while they complete their dissertations. Woods is one of six students selected to receive this grant.
"All of our Dissertation Completion Fellows are outstanding students working on significant research or creative projects in their disciplines," said Dr. Catherine Patterson, Associate Dean for Graduate Studies in CLASS. "Only the most highly qualified students from a department may be nominated for these awards, so the application pool is highly competitive."
Click here for more information about the Dissertation Completion Grant.