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National Research Awards Won by UWM Psychology Students

UWM Psychology students have consistently been recognized for the quality and quantity of scholarly research they conduct with our faculty. Our students compete with the best and brightest of their peers from all of the major research universities in the United States. Below is a partial list of the national awards our students have won from 1988-present. 

2013

American Psychological Association Dissertation Research Award

 Doug Schultz

American Psychological Association Division 40 (Clinical Neuropsychology) Student Poster Award

 Skyler Shollenbarger

American Psychological Association Division 38 (Health Psychology) Graduate Student Research Award

 Anjali Rameshbabu

Sigma Xi Grants-in-aid of Research

 Natalie Brei
 Ross Lafleur

American Psychological Association Travel Award

 Angela Wendorf

2012

American Psychological Association Dissertation Research Award

 Anjali Rameshbabu

American Psychological Association Travel Awards

 Gustavo Medrano
 Susan Tran

SPSSI (Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues: Division 9, American Psychological Association) Grant-in-aid of Research

 Anjali Rameshbabu

Sigma Xi Grants-in-aid of Research

 Octavio Santos
 Megha Sehgal
 Vanessa Ehlers
 Enrique Gracian-Alejo

Chateaubriand Fellowship

 Nicholas Balderston

APF/COGDOP Ruth G. and Joseph D. Matarazzo Graduate Research Scholarship

 Timothy Jarome

2011

American Psychological Association Travel Award

 Katie Ports

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Institute of Mental Health National Research Service Award (NRSA) (three-year fellowship)

 Janine Kwapis
 Emily Ricketts

American Psychological Association Division 35 Honorable Mention for the Hyde Research Grant

 Katie Ports

Society of Pediatric Psychology/Centers for Disease Control Student Injury Prevention Research Award

 Jessica Joseph

American Psychological Association/COGDOP Graduate Research Scholarship

 Daniel Stout

Research Training Fellowship, Society for Psychophysiological Research

 Emily Belleau

Sigma Xi Grants-in-aid of Research

 Lisa Burks
 Maria Santos
 Lauren Taubitz

2010

American Psychological Association Travel Award

 Susan Heinze
 Jessica Joseph
 Gustavo Medrano

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Institute of Mental Health National Research Service Award (NRSA) (three-year fellowship)

 Timothy Jarome

Sigma Xi Grants-in-aid of Research

 Kiersten Berggren
 Lee Villatoro

2009

American Psychological Association/COGDOP Graduate Research Scholarship

 Christine Conelea

American Psychological Association Dissertation Research Award

 Abigail Kerr

American Psychological Association Travel Award

 Amanda Brouwer

Sigma Xi Grant-in-aid of Research

 Elizabeth Andresen
 Todd Peterson

2008

American Psychological Association/COGDOP Graduate Research Scholarship

  Laura Rusch

American Psychological Association Dissertation Research Award

  Jessica Barnack

Best Student Poster Award, Annual Meeting of the The Pavlovian Society

  Timothy Jarome

2007

American Psychological Association Travel Award

  Jessica Barnack
  Olga Shcheslavskaya

Sigma Xi Grant-in-aid of Research

  Frank Gallo

2006

American Psychological Association Travel Award

  Lori Phelps

American Psychological Association Dissertation Research Award

  Olga Shcheslavskaya

American Psychological Association Division 38 Student Research Award in Ethnic Minority Health Psychology

  Alicia Helion

American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award

  Michael McCart

2005

American Psychological Association Travel Award

  Frank Gallo
  Espen Klausen
  Paul Heideman

American Psychological Association Dissertation Research Award

  Espen Klausen

Sigma Xi Grant-in-aid of Research

  Michael Gaffrey
  Frank Gallo
  Espen Klausen
  Olga Shcheslavskaya

2004

American Psychological Association Travel Award

  Kirsten Li

American Psychological Association Dissertation Research Award

  Anne Mary Montero

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Institute of Mental Health National Research Service Award (NRSA) (three-year fellowship)

  Ryan Parsons

Sigma Xi Grant-in-aid of Research

  Kirsten Li

2003

American Psychological Association/COGDOP Graduate Research Scholarship

  Michael Himle

American Psychological Association Travel Award

  Kristen Jastrowski

APAGS (American Psychological Association of Graduate Students) Nancy B. Forest and L. Michael Honaker Scholarship for Master's Research in Psychology

  David Bauer

CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) Doctoral Dissertation Grant for Violence-Related Injury Prevention Research in Minority Communities ($19,866)

  Michael McCart

Sigma Xi Grants-in-aid of Research

  David Bauer (second grant)
  Espen Klausen
  Tara Thomas

2002

American Psychological Association Travel Award

  Michelle Braun
  Jennifer Callahan

American Psychological Association Dissertation Research Award

  Christine Smith

Sigma Xi Grant-in-aid of Research

  David Bauer

2001

American Psychological Association Dissertation Research Award

  Helen Kacmarek
  David Rademacher

American Psychological Association Student Travel Award

  David Rademacher (second award)

American Psychological Association/COGDOP Graduate Research Scholarship

  Helen Kaczmarek

Epilepsy Foundation Student Fellowship Grant

  Vaishali Phatak

Pulaski Scholarship

  Helen Kaczmarek

2000

American Psychological Association Student Travel Award

  David Rademacher

American Psychological Association/COGDOP Graduate Research Scholarship

  David Rademacher

Gates Millennium Scholarship

  Dominic Cheng

National Institute on Drug Abuse Scholars for the Future Travel Award

  David Rademacher

Sigma Xi Grants-in-aid of Research

  Melissa Norberg
  David Rademacher

1999

American Psychological Association Travel Award

  Gretchen Weatherly

Sigma Xi Grant-in-aid of Research

  Susanne Chmidling
  Helen Kaczmarek
  Amy Knight
  Mary Frye Randolph
  Angela Sikorski (second grant)

Clara Mayo Grant (Division 9, American Psychological Association)

  Katie Anders

CIC/Women in Science and Engineering Student Travel Award

  Stephanie Powell
  Angela Sikorski

1998

American Psychological Association Dissertation Research Award

  Laura Kocorowski

American Psychological Association Division 29 Education and Training Award

  Sean Stevens

National Institutes of Health Predoctoral National Research Service Award (NRSA) (three-year fellowship)

  David Rademacher

Sigma Xi Grant-in-aid of Research

  Katie Anders
  Stephanie Powell
  Michael Rainer
  Angela Sikorski

1997

American Psychological Association Dissertation Research Award

  Laurel Colton

Ford Foundation Minority Fellowship

  Celeste Milligan
  Kenira Thompson

American Psychological Association Minority Neuroscience Fellowship

  Kenira Thompson (declined award to accept Ford Fellowship)

American Psychological Association Student Travel Award

  Tara Neavins
  Kenira Thompson

CIC/Women in Science and Engineering Student Travel Award

  Laura Kocorowski

Sigma Xi Grant-in-aid of Research

  Leanne Mitchem
  Kurtis Noblett
  David Rademacher
  Kenira Thompson

National Institutes of Health Predoctoral National Research Service Award (NRSA) (three-year fellowship)

  David Knight

American Psychological Foundation/COGDOP Graduate Research Scholarship

  Kurtis Noblett

1996

American Psychological Association Student Travel Award

  Theodore McDonald
  Leanne Mitchem
  Tara Neavins

Sigma Xi Grant-in-aid of Research

  Thomas Schleicher

SPSSI Grant (Division 9, American Psychological Association)

  Thomas Schleicher

U.S. Department of Education Foreign Language/Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship

  Benjamin Weinstein

Honorable Mention, American Psychological Association/Psi Chi Edwin B. Newman Graduate Research Award

  Leanne Mitchem

1995

American Psychological Association Dissertation Research Award

  Peggy Edwards
  Sandra Regan
  Tania Davis
  Susmita Kashikar-Zuck

American Psychological Association Student Travel Award

  Tania Davis
  Heidi Storm

Sigma Xi Grant-in-aid of Research

  Manjula Ramareddy
  Sheralee Tershner

Perinatal Foundation Research Grant ($10,000)

  Peggy Edwards

1994

American Psychological Association Dissertation Research Award

  Keri Riener Hainsworth
  Leslie Lundahl
  Michael McCrea

American Psychological Association Student Travel Award

  Celeste Milligan

Sigma Xi Grant-in-aid of Research

  Pamela Schaefer

1993

American Psychological Association Dissertation Research Award

  Toby Ansfield
  Brian Cronk

American Psychological Association Student Travel Award

  Tania Davis

American Psychological Society

  Brian Cronk, Student Research Competition (one of three winners in the nation)

Sigma Xi Grants-in-aid of Research

  Toby Ansfield
  Sandra Regan

1992

American Psychological Association Dissertation Research Award

  David Cipriano
  Karen Friedlen
  Elizabeth O'Laughlin

American Psychological Association Student Travel Award

  Leslie Lundahl
  Tracy O'Donnell

1991

American Psychological Association Dissertation Research Award

  Bert Berger
  Ron Cisler
  Laree Huntsman

American Psychological Association Student Travel Award

  Toby Ansfield
  Bert Berger
  Ron Cisler

Sigma Xi Grant-in-aid of Research

  Laree Huntsman

1990

American Psychological Association Dissertation Research Award

  Sid Anderson
  Tracy O'Donnell

American Psychological Association Student Travel Award

  Daniel Zuck

Sigma Xi Grant-in-aid of Research

  Daniel Zuck

1989

American Psychological Association Dissertation Research Award

  Patrick Progar

1988

American Psychological Association Dissertation Research Award

  Sandra Hale
  Carolyn Morse

American Psychological Association Student Travel Award

  Sandra Hale