Outstanding Graduate Scholar in Prevention Science
This award recognizes a student for excellence and growth in research, skill acquisition, translation, and mentorship.
Nominated by: Jane Lanigan
- Among the first researchers in our field to examine adaptive eating behavior, body image, diet, and parent feeding.
- Directs the Developmental Approaches to Support Health (DASH) lab and is co-lead of the COVID 19 Health and Wellbeing Team.
- Taught 3 undergrad courses for HD and 5 grad courses for Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU)
Nominated by: Anne Cox
- Exceptional mentor of undergraduate research assistants
- Led research investigating impact of technology on state mindfulness in students with intellectual and developmental disorders
- Active member of Prevention Science Graduate Student Organization
Exceptional Undergraduate Student in Prevention Science Research
This award recognizes students for exceptional scholarly growth and acquisition of research skills
Nominated by: Sammy Perone
- 2+ years as RA for Lab for the Developing Mind
- Learned several complex behavioral and neurophysiological research procedures
- CAHNRS internship: managed collaborative study with Dr. Gartstein’s Infant Temperament lab
- Co-authored poster presentation and presented study results in Prevention Science Data Blitz
- Will be joining us as a PhD student in the fall!
Nominated by: Patricia Pendry
- 2 years as RA in Human Animal Interaction Lab
- Assisted with data collection for the PAWs4US study focused on examining effects of a weekly animal-assisted stress prevention program on students’ behavior and emotional wellbeing
- Advanced qualitative behavioral coding
- Will be attending School Psychology graduate program at Gonzaga University next year
Nominated by: Yoshie Sano
- 2 years as RA with Rural Families Speak project
- Interview coding and qualitative data analysis for multi-site, multi-PI project
- Earned 2nd author on manuscript
- Accepted to present poster at WSU Vancouver Research Showcase and Rural Sociological Society Conference
- Aspires to become a family advocate
SPR Cup Winners
The Society for Prevention Research (SPR) Sloboda and Bukoski Cup is named for two of the founders and long-time active members of SPR, Dr. Zili Sloboda and Dr. William Bukoski. The competition is an opportunity for a unique experience: several independent teams of scientists, each working with the same data set, problem solve together for a brief period of time and then jointly present the results of their work to each other and to a panel of senior prevention scientists and the SPR membership at the SPR annual conference
Congrats to these WSU students and faculty mentors!