CHP Doctoral Student receives NIH Fellowship

Published: April 21st, 2016

Category: Recent News, Students

Jacqueline Maye received an NIH Kirschstein Individual Research FellowshipMaye 2

Jacqueline Maye, MS (Mentor: Michael Marsiske) has received funding for an NIH F31 Kirschstein Individual Research Fellowship award for her project entitled “A 14 week study of mindfulness effects on attentional control in older adults”. Mindfulness is a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations. This her second national award for this work.

Funded by the National Institute on Aging, the two-year dissertation study will examine changes in the ability of adults’ aged 65 and older to control mood and attention over the course of fourteen weeks. Each week, participants will receive brief, computer-administered tests of attention and mood. Half of the participants will also participate in eight weekly group sessions of mindfulness education and practice. Maye’s study will compare whether there are differences in the amount and pattern of change in attention and mood between participants who do and do not participate in the mindfulness groups. The study leverages an intervention design first developed by Maye’s co-mentor, Dr. Dawn Bowers (with London Butterfield, a post-doctoral fellow).

The study will take place at The Vitality Mind laboratory at The Village, a large retirement community in Gainesville. The Village has graciously provided space and support for CHP projects since 2012.

Per NIH: “The overall goal of the NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) program is to help ensure that a diverse pool of highly trained scientists is available in appropriate scientific disciplines to address the Nation’s biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research needs.  In order to accomplish this goal, NRSA training programs are designed to train individuals to conduct research and to prepare for research careers.  More information about NRSA programs may be found at the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) website.

The purpose of the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship (Parent F31) is to enable promising predoctoral students to obtain individualized, mentored research training from outstanding faculty sponsors while conducting dissertation research. Applicants for this F31 program are expected to propose a dissertation research project and training plan in scientific health-related fields relevant to the mission of the participating Institutes and Centers. This training plan should reflect the applicant’s dissertation research project, and facilitate and clearly enhance the individual’s potential to develop into a productive, independent research scientist.  The training plan should document the need for, and the anticipated value of, the proposed mentored research and training in relationship to the individual’s research career goals.”  The training plan should also facilitate the fellow’s transition to the next stage of his/her research career.“ The award provides support for stipend, tuition and fees, health insurance, travel, and institutional training costs.

The department of Clinical and Health Psychology has had a long history of outstanding students who have competed for F31 awards, including:

Award Year Trainee Mentor Sponsor Award Number Project Title
1985 Vrana, Scott R Lang, Peter J. F31 MH09394 AUTONOMIC & ELECTROCORTICAL MEASURES OF IMAGERY
1987 Norris, Margaret P West, Robin L. F31 MH09542 AGE DIFFERENCE IN MEMORY FOR ACTIVITIES
1987 Schramke, Carol J. Bauer, Russell M. F31 MH09460 PHYSIOLOGIC AROUSAL & MEMORY IN YOUNG & OLD SUBJECTS
1993 Flynn, Thomas Fennell, Eileen B F31 MH10454 VISUAL ATTENTION SKILLS OF HIV-EXPOSED INFANTS
1998 Loftis, Christohper W Bauer, Russell M F31 NS10672 TEMPORAL LOBE ACTIVATION DURING MEMORY TASKS USING FMRI
2000 Papas, Rebecca Kathleen Robinson, Mike E F31 MH12880 SEX DIFFERENCES IN HEALTH CARE SEEKING BEHAVIOR
2001 Justice, Kimberly A Johnson, Suzanne B F31 MH63562 EATING DISORDERS IN TYPE I AND TYPE II DIABETES
2001 Querido, Jane G Eyberg, Sheila M F31 MH12837 EFFECTIVENESS OF A COMMUNITY BASED FAMILY INTERVENTION
2001 Selke, Gregg J Fennell, Eileen B F31 MH63545 EMOTION REACTIVITY IN CHILDREN WITH CD AND/OR ADHD
2002 Leritz, Elizabeth Bauer, Russell M F31 MH12997 HIPPOCAMPAL INVOLVEMENT IN EXPLICIT AND IMPLICIT MEMORY
2002 Modi, Avani C Quittner, Alexandra L F31 HS11768 ASHERENCE IN CHILDREN WITH CYSTIC FIBROSIS AND ASTHMA
2003 Ames, Gretchen Eleanor Perri, Michael Gerard F31 MH068137 TEST OF A NEW COGNITIVE-BEHAVIORAL THERAPY FOR OBESITY
2003 Mcteague, Lisa M Lang, Peter J F31 MH069048 TRAUMATIC EXPOSURE, PTSD AND PHYSIOLOGICAL REACTIVITY
2003 Smith, Jerome C, II Lang, Peter J F31 MH66601 PHYSIOLOGICAL RESPONSES TO PICTURES AND EXERCISE
2004 Bagner, Daniel Marc Eyberg, Sheila M F31 MH068947 PARENT TRAINING FOR CHILDREN WITH CO-OCCURING MENTAL DISORDERS
2004 Dimoulas, Eleni Frank, Robert George F31 MH73258 ADEQUACY OF TREATMENT FOR ANXIETY DISORDERS IN MEDICAID
2005 Hirsh, Adam T Robinson, Mike E F31 NS049675 PAIN ASSESSMENT AND CLINICAL DECISION MAKING
2005 Miller, Kimberly M Bowers, Dawn F31 NS053403 PARKINONS DISEASE, PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY, AND THE AMYGDALA
2006 Larson, Michael James Perlstein, William Michael F31 NS053335 COGNITIVE CONTROL DISRUPTION IN TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY
2006 Vazquez, Lauren Danielle Sears, Samuel F, Jr F31 HL083764 EFFECTS OF LIVING WITH AN ICD: THE FEMALE PERSPECTIVE
2007 Kirsch, Lindsey Elizab Bowers, Dawn F31 NS059142 APATHY, NEUROCOGNITIVE FUNCTIONING, AND PARKINSONS DISEASE
2009 Dzierzewski, Joseph M Mccrae, Christina S F31 AG032802 PREDICTING COGNITIVE INCONSITENCY FROM PHYSICAL ACTIVITY ANDSLEEP IN LATE-LIFE
2010 Sisco, Shannon Marie Marsiske, Michael F31 AG034002 NEIGHBORHOOD INFLUENCES IN COGNITIVE LEVEL AND TRAINING GAINS IN THE ACTIVE STUDY
2011 Dietz, Jenna B Bowers, Dawn F31 NS073331 PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY OF EMOTION IN PARKINSONS DISEASE
2013 Gravano, Jason Perlstein, William Michael F31 MH102089 DISSOCIATING MTBI AND PTSD BRAIN ACTIVITY AT REST FOR JASON GRAVANO
2013 Letzen, Janelle Robinson, Mike E F31AT007898 THE EFFECTS OF MOOD ON FUNCTIONAL BRAIN CONNECTIVITY IN LOW BACK PAIN PATIENTS DURING RESTING-STATE
2015 Bryant, Vaughn Whitehead, Nicole Ennis F31AA024060 WORKING MEMORY: A CRITICAL FACTOR UNDERLYING ALCOHOL REDUCTION INTERVENTION RESPONSE
2016 Maye, Jaqueline Marsiske, Michael F31AG051356 A 14 WEEK STUDY OF MINDFULNESS EFFECTS ON ATTENTIONAL CONTROL IN OLDER ADULTS