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Department of Psychological Science
216 Memorial Hall, Fayetteville, AR 72701
Phone: 479.575.4256
Fax: 479.575.3219

psycapp@uark.edu

Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences
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(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.

Congratulations, Ashley!!!!