Awards & Grants

Student Grants

2017

Society of Pediatric Psychology Marion and Donald Routh Student Research Award

Student: Marie Chardon (Co-Winner)

Title: The Impact of Parent Feeding Practices on the Eating Behaviors of Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Survivors ($3,000)

Description: The purpose of this study is to examine mechanisms by which problematic eating behaviors develop in the context of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in order to potentially inform intervention efforts to promote healthy weight and long-term outcomes for youth that survived past treatment completion. First, we aim to elucidate the eating behaviors of childhood ALL survivors relative to peers with no cancer history. Second, we will examine the cross-sectional relationships between parents’ feeding practices (during and after medical treatment) and children’s eating behaviors in survivorship.

Award: $3,000

American Psychological Association – Dissertation Award

Student: Marie Chardon (Winner)

Title: The Impact of Parent Feeding Practices on the Eating Behaviors of Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Survivors (Award $1,000)

Description: The purpose of this study is to examine mechanisms by which problematic eating behaviors develop in the context of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in order to potentially inform intervention efforts to promote healthy weight and long-term outcomes for youth that survived past treatment completion. First, we aim to elucidate the eating behaviors of childhood ALL survivors relative to peers with no cancer history. Second, we will examine the cross-sectional relationships between parents’ feeding practices (during and after medical treatment) and children’s eating behaviors in survivorship.

Society for Health Psychology, American Psychological Association Division 38, Graduate Student Research Award

Student: Sarah Stromberg (Winner)

Title: The Impact of Pre-Surgical Dietary and Psychosocial Factors on Post-Surgical Diet in a Population of Bariatric Surgery Patients (Award: $1,500)

Description: The project utilizes a longitudinal design to examine how daily caloric intake and psychosocial factors, such as stress, social support, sleep, and emotion regulation are indicative of dietary outcomes after bariatric surgery. This study may help health professionals identify appropriate targets for preoperative interventions to prepare patients for making the recommended lifestyle changes after bariatric surgery.

 

2016

UF Health Shands Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship

Student: Kendra Krietsch (Winner)

Title: Impact of Sleep Timing on Dietary Intake and Physical Activity among Youth: An Experimental N-of-1 Sleep Manipulation (Award $1,200)

Description: This single case design study will track children’s dietary intake & physical activity as part of an experimental sleep timing paradigm.  Healthy children (ages 6-11) with no diagnosed sleep, mood, or behavioral disorders will be eligible.  Dietary intake and physical activity will be tracked daily throughout the 5-week protocol in which participants are alternate (on a weekly basis) between their typical sleep schedule or a delayed sleep schedule in which they go to bed and wake up 2 hours later each day.

 

2015

Society of Pediatric Psychology Marion and Donald Routh Student Research Award

Student: Casey Lawless (Co-Winner)

Title: The Longitudinal Impact of Sleep in Children with Cystic Fibrosis (Award $3,000)

Description: This study aims to examine how sleep-related variables in children diagnosed with cystic fibrosis impact health-related outcomes.

Society of Pediatric Psychology Marion and Donald Routh Student Research Award

Student: Julia Carmody (Co-Winner)

Title: The Longitudinal Analysis of Psychosocial Factors Impacting Health Related Quality of Life and Health Care Costs in Adolescents with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. (Award $3,000)

Society of Pediatric Psychology – Mary Jo Kupst Award for Research in Resiliency

Student: Sarah Westen (Winner) (Award $1,000)

Title: 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.

 

2013

Society of Pediatric Psychology – Marion and Donald Routh Student Research Award

Student: Bridget Armstrong (Winner) (Award $3,000)

Title: The Impact of the Build Environment on a Family-Based Lifestyle Intervention for Overweight and Obese Rural Children

 

Student Awards

Society of Pediatric Psychology Travel Award

Lawless, C., Fedele, D.A., Barnett, T.E., Everhart, R.S., & Forrest, J. (2016). Asthma in rural and nonrural youth. Poster to be presented at the Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia

Krietsch, K., Warnick, J., & Janicke, DM (2016). Parent-Report Trajectories of Child Quality-of-Life Across a Behavioral Weight Loss Intervention. Poster presented at the Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia.

Warnick JL, Krietsch K, & Janicke DM. (2016). Unhealthy family functioning and parental perceptions of child feeding. Poster presented at the Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia.

 

Society of Pediatric Psychology Poster Award

Lawless, C., Fedele, D.A., Barnett, T.E., Everhart, R.S., & Forrest, J. (2016). Asthma in rural and nonrural youth. Poster to be presented at the Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia – Diversity Poster Award Winner.

Stromberg, S.E., Wheeler, P., Chardon, M. L., & Janicke, D. M. (2016). Psychometric Validation of the Parent Restrictive Feeding Questionnaire: Child Report. Poster presented at the Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia. General Category Poster Award Winner.

Netz, M.D., Lawless, C., Fritz, A.M., Carmody, J.K., Janicke, D.M., & Fedele, D.A. (2015). Daytime sleepiness in youth with asthma. Poster presented at the National Conference in Pediatric Psychology, San Diego, CA. Adherence Special Interest Group Poster Award Winner.

Krietsch, K., Warnick, J., & Janicke, DM (2016). Parent-Report Trajectories of Child Quality-of-Life Across a Behavioral Weight Loss Intervention. Poster presented at the Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia. Adherence SIG Poster Award Winner.

Lawless, C., Fedele, D.A., Kaplan Goodrich, L.J., & McQuaid, E.L. (October, 2014). Acculturative stress, self-efficacy for asthma management, and depressive symptoms in Latinos. Poster presented at the National Conference in Pediatric Psychology, Philadelphia, PA. – Diversity Poster Award Winner.

 

PCIT International Student Poster Award

Powers, K.A., Fritz, A.M., Boggs, S.R, Bussing, R., & Eyberg, S.M. (September, 2013). PCIT at one year follow-up: Which parent behaviors predict child behavior? Presented at the poster session of the 2013 PCIT International Convention, Boston, MA.

 

University of Florida Center for Pediatric Psychology and Family Studies Mini Grants

2015

Title: The Impact of Behavioral, Psychosocial and Parent Factors on Youth Eating Attitudes and Behaviors

Description: This study aims to identify predictors of unhealthy eating attitudes and behaviors in youth.

Student: Marie Chardon

Award: $500

Title: The Impact of Parental Psychological Distress and Functioning on Children with Cystic Fibrosis: Assessing Adherence, Lung Functioning, and Quality of Life.

Description: The purpose of this study is to assess the influence of parent reported symptoms of depression, anxiety, and coping behaviors to child health outcomes (e.g., adherence, lung functioning, health-related quality of life) in 4-12-year-olds diagnosed with cystic fibrosis.

Student: Alyssa Fritz

Award: $500

Title: The Longitudinal Impact of Sleep in Children with Cystic Fibrosis

Description: This study aims to examine how sleep-related variables in children diagnosed with cystic fibrosis impact health-related outcomes.

Student: Casey Lawless

Award: $500

 

2014

Title: The Impact of Behavioral, Psychosocial and Parent Factors on Youth Eating Attitudes and Behaviors

Description: This study aims to identify predictors of unhealthy eating attitudes and behaviors in youth.

Student: Marie Chardon

Award: $500

Title: Tools for Asthma Management

Description: This study examines the feasibility and acceptability of two mobile spirometry devices in adolescents with asthma.

Student: Casey Lawless

Award: $500

Title: Self-management of Asthma During Emerging Adolescence

Description: This study aims to better understand asthma self-management behaviors among emerging adolescents and their caregivers.

Student: Mallory Netz

Award: $500

 

2013

Title: Sleep Hygiene in Youth with Asthma

Description: This study examines the predictors and outcomes of sleep hygiene in youth with asthma.

Student: Casey Lawless

Award: $500