Awards & Grants

Student Grants

2018

Society of Pediatric Psychology, American Psychological Association Division 54, Drotar-Crawford Postdoctoral Research Grant in Pediatric Psychology

Post-Doctoral Fellow: Sarah Westen (Winner – Award: $10,000)

Title: Sleep, Adherence, and Glycemic Control in Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes

Description: The purpose of this study is to examine relationships between objectively-measured sleep parameters, blood glucose regulation and adherence in adolescents with type one diabetes. Further, this study aims to assess links between sleep, glycemic control, and adherence with psychological variables, such as diabetes-related distress and fear of hypoglycemia. This study will answer a need for person-centered research in adolescents with T1D, using objective data from novel treatment technology.

Society of Health Psychology (APA Division 38) Graduate Student Research Award

Student: Jenny Warnick (Winner – Award: $1,500)

Description: Jennifer was 1 of 5 student research award winners for 2018. Her study will examine environmental and familial factors relating to pediatric obesity in young children. Jennifer graduated from Northwestern University and completed two years of post-baccalaureate training before joining the pediatric psychology team in the Fall 2015.

 

2017

Society of Pediatric Psychology Marion and Donald Routh Student Research Award

Student: Marie Chardon (Co-Winner – Award: $3,000)

Title: The Impact of Parent Feeding Practices on the Eating Behaviors of Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Survivors

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.

American Psychological Association – Dissertation Award

Student: Marie Chardon (Winner – Award: $1,000)

Title: The Impact of Parent Feeding Practices on the Eating Behaviors of Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Survivors

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 – Award: $1,500)

Title: The Impact of Pre-Surgical Dietary and Psychosocial Factors on Post-Surgical Diet in a Population of Bariatric Surgery Patients

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.

 

2015

Society of Pediatric Psychology Marion and Donald Routh Student Research Award

Student: Casey Lawless (Co-Winner – Award: $3,000)

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: Julia Carmody (Co-Winner – Award: $3,000)

Title: The Longitudinal Analysis of Psychosocial Factors Impacting Health Related Quality of Life and Health Care Costs in Adolescents with Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

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 Scholarships

2018

UF Health Shands Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship

Student: Jenny Warnick (Winner – Award: $1,200)

2016

UF Health Shands Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship

Student: Kendra Krietsch (Winner – Award: $1,200) 

 

 

Student Awards

Society of Pediatric Psychology – Travel Award

Sweenie, R., Basch, M., Ding, K., Pinto, S., Chardon, M., Janicke, D.M., & Fedele, D.A. (2018, August). Psychosocial & health outcomes in adolescents with asthma: Subjective socioeconomic status. Poster to be presented at the annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

Chardon, M. L., Reynolds, C.M., Basc, M.C., Cardel, M., & Janicke, D.M. (2018). The Relationship between Subjective Social Status, Depression Symptoms, and Sleep Problems in a Low Socioeconomic Status Adolescent Sample. Poster presented at the Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.

Basch M.C., Mayer-Brown S, Robinson ME, & Janicke DM. (2018). The Impact of Child and Mother Weight Cues on Virtual Human Pediatric Clinical Judgment: An Idiographic Approach. Poster presented at the Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.

Sweenie, R., Lawless, C., Chardon, M.L., Carmody, J.K., Janicke, D.M., & Fedele, D.A. (2017, March). Sleep Disturbance, Quality of Life, and Asthma Status in Youth. Poster presented at the Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, Portland, OR.

Chardon, M. L., Basch, M., Stromberg, S. E., & Janicke, D.M. (2017). The Moderating Role of Family Functioning on the Relationship between Parental Distress and Youth Disease-Related Quality of Life. Poster presented at the Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, Portland, OR.

Stromberg, S. E., Chardon, M. L., & Janicke, D. M. (2017). Family Mealtime Functioning Moderates the Relationship between Youth Body Dissatisfaction and Weight Control Behavior Use. Poster presented at the Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, Portland, OR.

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

Pinto, S., Basch, M., Chardon, M. & Janicke, D.M. (2018). Parental and peer encouragement to diet as a predictor of disordered eating in youth.  Poster presented at the Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, Orlando, FL. General Category Outstanding Poster Award

Basch M.C., Mayer-Brown S, Robinson, ME, Janicke, DM.  (2018). The Impact of Child and Mother Weight Cues on Virtual Human Pediatric Clinical Judgment: An Idiographic Approach. Poster presented at the Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, Orlando, FL. Obesity SIG Outstanding Poster Award  AND Pediatric Research/Innovative Statistical Methodology Special Interest Group Outstanding Poster Award

Chardon, M.L., Reynolds, C.M., Basch, M.C., Cardel, M., & Janicke, D.M. (2018). The Relationship between Subjective Social Status, Depression Symptoms, and Sleep Problems in a Low Socioeconomic Status Adolescent Sample. Poster presented at the Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, Orlando, FL. Diversity Outstanding Poster Award AND Pediatric Research/Innovative Statistical Methodology Special Interest Group Outstanding Poster Award

Fidler, A., Lawless, C., LeFave, E., Netz, M., McConville, A., Turner, E., Fedele, D. (2017). Adolescent sleep quality, anxiety, and asthma control: Associations and between-group comparisons. Poster presented at the Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, Portland, OR. General Category Outstanding Poster Award

Resmini Rawlinson, A, Schaefer, MR, Simms, M., Nevin, CL, Roth, S, Brestan-Knight, E, & Gray, W N. (2017). Parental perceptions of food allergy severity: An examination of child risk. Poster presented at the Society for Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, Portland, OR. General Category Outstanding Poster Award

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

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

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

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

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

 

Society of Behavioral Medicine – Poster Award

Warnick, J., Westen, S, & Janicke, DM (2017). Ecological Momentary Assessment to Measure Motivators and Barriers to Blood Glucose Monitoring in Youth with Type 1 Diabetes. Poster presented at the Society of Behavioral Medicine’s Annual Conference, Behavioral Informatics and Technology Special Interest group.

 

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

2017

Title: An Experimental Manipulation Evaluating the Impact of Distress on Parental-Feeding Behaviors

Description: The study aims to establish a better understanding of the development of unhealthy eating behaviors in children to inform future preventive interventions targeting pediatric obesity.

Student: Jenny Warnick

Award: $500

Title: Complementary and Integrative Health Practices among Children with Chronic Illnesses and their Parents

Description: This study aims to assess predictors and psychosocial outcomes of Complementary and Integrative Health (CIH) practices among youth with chronic illness and their parents.

Student: Andrea Fidler

Award: $500

Title: Longitudinal examination of the impact of behavioral, social, and environmental factors on weight and health behaviors in adolescents

Description: This study aims to examine predictors of eating attitudes and behaviors, weight gain, and health care use in a diverse sample of youth.

Student: Ke Ding

Award: $500

Title: Risky Health Behaviors in Emerging Adulthood: A Comparison between Healthy Controls and Individuals with Chronic Health conditions

Description: The study aims to compare engagement in risky health behaviors between emerging adults in an undergraduate population with and without chronic health conditions.

Student: Sara Voorhees

Award: $500

Title: mHealth in Action: Using Smartphones and Mobile Sensors to Understand Adherence in Adolescents with Asthma

Description: This study aims to utilize mobile technology to examine associations between intraindividual psychosocial variables and medication adherence in adolescents with asthma.

Student: Rachel Sweenie

Award: $500

Title: The Impact of Food Allergy Management and Caregiver Distress on Caregiver-Provider Communication

Description: This study aims to examine factors related to food allergy management and caregiver distress by assessing communication in caregivers of youth with food allergy and healthcare providers in a pediatric outpatient clinic.

Student: Mallory Netz

Award: $500

Title: mHealth in Action:The Role of Executive Functioning in Transition from Pediatric to Adult Health Care in Youth with Sickle Cell Disease

Description: The study aims to examine the role of executive functioning in transition readiness behaviors in youth with sickle cell disease.

Student: Elise Turner

Award: $500

 

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