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Student & Alumni Achievements

Florida Doctoral Students Receive Society of Pediatric Psychology Research Grants

Three graduate students in the University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions’ department of clinical and health psychology were awarded top student honors by the Society of Pediatric Psychology of the American Psychological Association.

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[Photo: Ms. Julia Carmody, Ms. Sarah Westen and Ms. Casey Lawless]

Ms. Julia Carmody and Ms. Casey Lawless are co-winners of the society’s Marion and Donald Routh Student Research Grant Award to support their dissertation research. Ms. Carmody’s dissertation is titled “Longitudinal Analysis of Psychosocial Factors Impacting Health Related Quality of Life and Health Care Costs in Adolescents with Inflammatory Bowel Disease.” Ms. Lawless’ project is titled “The Longitudinal Impact of Sleep in Children with Cystic Fibrosis.”

Ms. Sarah Westen received the Mary Jo Kupst Trainee Grant for Research in Resilience to support her dissertation research on “Disease-Specific Psychological Factors and Adherence in Youth with Type 1 Diabetes on Multiple Daily Injections and Insulin Pump Therapy: The Mediating Role of Family Responsibility Sharing.”

Ms. Carmody and Ms. Westen are mentored by Dr. David Janicke, a professor in the department of clinical and health psychology. Ms. Lawless’ mentor is Dr. David Fedele, an assistant professor of clinical and health psychology.