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January

Michele Bechor, one of Dr. Pettit's graduate students, received the Graduate Student Research Award honorable mention for her application on anxiety treatment. Congratulations to Michele & Dr. Pettit!

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February

CSCAP Student Receives NIMH Dissertation Grant

Congratulations to Michele Bechor, M.S., and her mentor, Dr. Pettit, on receiving funding for her grant, "Neural correlates of attention training in children with anxiety disorders"! NIMH fellowships are among the most competitive funding opportunities for graduate students in the country, and we congratulate Michele for her outstanding work and dedication.

March

CSCAP Student Wins FIU Provost Award for Outstanding Paper

Congratulations to Sarah Helseth, M.S., and her mentor, Dr. Stacy Frazier, on her UGS Provost Award for Graduate Student Outstanding Paper or Manuscript! One graduate student paper is selected from amongst the entire university each year, and CSCAP is proud of Sarah's excellent work and well-deserved success.

April

CCF Student Receives APS Honorable Mention

Congratulations to Kat Crum, CCF grad student in clinical science, on being recognized with Honorable Mention for her upcoming poster at APS entitled "Physiological and behavioral responses to others' distress among children with conduct problems"!

Our congratulations on Michele Bechor's 3rd place in the Health and Psychology Poster category at FIU's annual Graduate Student Scholarly Forum! Michele's award continues her excellent tradition of scholarship, and shows the strength of our program yet again. Congrats Michele!

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First CSCAP Graduate Wins FIU Worlds Ahead Award!

Our congratulations to Dr. Aparajita Biswas Kuriyan, Clinical Science's first graduating Ph.D. student, and the winner of FIU's Worlds Ahead Graduate Award! Dr. Tuma has been a model student throughout her tenure at FIU, and this award recognizes her excellent work and the strength of all of our CSCAP students. Well Done Dr. Kuriyan!

August

CCF Student Receives FIU Fellowship

Randi Cheatham-Johnson, CSCAP doctoral student with Dr. Kat Hart, recently received the FIU Equal Opportunity Programs and Diversity to receive the Delores Auzenne Fellowship. Congratulations to Randi and Dr. Hart!

Nely Garcia, a CCF Clinical Science Student, recently received the Division 54 Student Poster Award for her work, amily-centered intervention for behavior problems in young children with traumatic brain injury, at the APA Annual Conference. Congratulations to Nely and her mentor, Dr. Bagner!

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Daniella Vaclavik, a clinical science student mentored by Dr. Pettit, received the MBRS-RISE Fellowship from FIU! The Minority Biomedical Research Support - Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (MBRS RISE) Program at FIU is sponsored by a National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant. The goal of the RISE program is to increase the number of students from underrepresented groups in biomedical and behavioral research who enter into and successfully complete Ph.D. programs in these fields.

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Dr. Joseph Raiker, CCF Clinical Science faculty member, recently received the NASRAD Young Investigator grant. We congratulate Dr. Raiker on receiving this long-standing and prestigious mental health grant!

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