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Psychology students awarded grants

Wednesday, March 21, 2012 – Ravi K. Gandhi

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Two doctoral students in Psychology have been awarded major national grants.  

Cynthia Funes won a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) for her project, “Assessing Strategy Use in Diverse Older Adults during Verbal Learning Tests,” from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  The grant is named in honor of the first woman to lead an NIH institute, and a champion of underrepresented individuals in science research.

Alvina Rosales won the Diversity Grant of the Society for Pediatric Psychology from the American Psychology Association, which supports research highlighting diversity-related variables.  In her dissertation, Rosales is investigating treatment adherence factors in a Latino immigrant population with diabetes mellitus type 1.