CHP doctoral student wins multiple awards

Published: November 2nd, 2017

Category: feature post, Students

Marie Chardon has won both a dissertation research award and a student research award. 

Marie Chardon has won the Dissertation Research Award from the American Psychological Association (APA). Chardon’s dissertation is entitled The Impact of Parent Feeding Practices on the Eating Behaviors of Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Survivors

Ms. Chardon (mentor: Dr. David Janicke) has also won the Routh Student Award from Division 54 (Society of Pediatric Psychology) of APA. This comes with a prize of $3,000. In her award notification, Ms. Chardon was told “The reviewers were very impressed with your application and we hope this award helps to further your work in this important area.”

The Science Directorate of the American Psychological Association sponsors an annual competition for dissertation research funding. The purpose of the Dissertation Research Award program is to assist science-oriented doctoral students of psychology with research costs. The current program includes 30-40 grants of $1,000 each, along with several larger grants of up to $5,000 to students whose dissertation research reflects excellence in scientific psychology.

The Marion and Donald Routh Student Research Grant is designed to enable a student member of the Society of Pediatric Psychology to pursue research scholarship. Up to $500 of the award amount can be budgeted for convention and meeting travel.

The American Psychological Association is the largest scientific and professional organization of psychologists in the United States, with around 117,500 members including scientists, educators, clinicians, consultants, and students.