(Another) graduate student awarded NRSA!
Experimental Ph.D. student Ashley Knapp, mentored by Dr. Ellen Leen-Feldner, was recently awarded a two-year Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) from the National Institutes of Health. The research training fellowship, entitled A Test of an Adolescent Anxiety Sensitivity Amelioration Program for At-Risk Youth" will experimentally test whether reducing anxiety sensitivity impacts adolescent anxiety vulnerability. The project involves identification of high-risk adolescents, administering psychoeducation, monitoring participant homework and evaluating anxiety vulnerability using laboratory-based methods. Ashley will be funded for two years, including tuition, a stipend , travel and research expenses. As part of her project she will visit prominent scholars at other institutions (Florida State University and the University of Chicago) which will complement in-house training in adolescent anxiety prevention.