Going above and beyond!!!
Dancing and research, what a great combo!
Psychology grad student, Dinghy Sharma was awarded $1,500.00 from the UAA’s Alaska Native Community Advancement in Psychology (ANCAP) Program!
Dinghy will develop and pilot test the effects of using traditional dance and creative movement expression through dance movement therapy (DMT) as a therapeutic intervention among Alaska Native cancer support group members.
With advising from Dr. Ellen D. S. Lopez and Freda M. Williams (Director of Community Service, Fairbanks Native Association), Dinghy will work with cancer survivors who participate in Hopeful Connections (a support group for Alaska Native cancer survivors and their loved ones). Hopeful Connections is a partnership of the Fairbanks Native Association and The UAF’s Center for Alaska Native Health Research.
Awards, awards and more awards.
Ashley Strauch, the UAF Psi Chi President and Undergrad Psychology major, has received THREE research awards:
URSA Travel Award $760 (Mentor: Dr. Ellen Lopez)
URSA Research Award $2500 (Mentor: Dr. Monica Skewes)
CLA Undergrad Research $1000
Angel Vasquez, accepts "fellowship" from APA.
Psychology student, Angel Vasquez received a fellowship through the Minority Fellowship Program in Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services from the American Psychological Association (APA).
This fellowship is considered to be one of the highest honor's a grad student could ever receive within the psychology field!
If you would like to know more about the fellowship, please visit the APA MFP website:
You've been published!!!
Dr. Ellen Lopez and grad student, Dinghy Sharma's research article, "Forging a new legacy of trust in research with Alaska Native college students using CBPR" has been published in the September 2012 issue of the International Journal of Circumpolar Health.
You can see the full article online by following the link provided: