Student Awards

National Research Awards Won by UWM Psychology Students

UWM Psychology students have consistently been recognized for the quality and quantity of scholarly research they conduct with our faculty. Our students compete with the best and brightest of their peers from all of the major research universities in the United States. Below is a partial list of the national awards our students have won from 1988-present.

2017

American Psychological Association/APAGS Award for Distinguished Graduate Student in Professional Psychology

  • Octavio Santos

American Psychological Association Student Ethics Writing Prize

  • Cari Rosoff

APAGS Diversity Grant (Psychological Sciences Research Grant)

  • Enrique Gracian

American Psychological Association Anne Anastasi Graduate Student Research Award

  • Octavio Santos

Sigma Xi Grants-in-aid of Research

  • Ashleigh Harvey
  • Morgan Stevenson

Outstanding Poster Award, Pain Interest Group, Society of Pediatric Psychology

  • Amy Lang

2016

APF/COGDOP Ruth G. and Joseph D. Matarazzo Graduate Research Scholarship

  • Jennifer Tuscher

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Institutes of Health National Research Service Award (NRSA) (two-year fellowship)

  • Laura Korthauer

Sigma Xi Grants-in-aid of Research

  • Jenna Blujus
  • Amanda Nazario

2015

American Psychological Association/COGDOP Graduate Research Scholarship

  • Kevin Haworth

American Psychological Association Travel Award

  • Octavio Santos

Sigma Xi Grants-in-aid of Research

  • Jillian Austin
  • Vienna Behnke
  • Enrique Gracian (second grant)
  • Salahadin Lotfi

Mid-American Association for Behavior Analysis Best Poster Presentation Award

  • Michael Harman

Mid-American Association for Behavior Analysis Forrest J. Files Student Research Award

  • Samantha Bergmann

2014

Society for Affective Science Student Poster Award

  • Daniel Stout

American Psychological Association Division 45 (Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity, and Race) Student Travel Award

  • Octavio Santos

Sigma Xi Grant-in-aid of Research

  • Jacob Kay

2013

American Psychological Association Dissertation Research Award

  • Doug Schultz

American Psychological Association Division 40 (Clinical Neuropsychology) Student Poster Award

  • Skyler Shollenbarger

American Psychological Association Division 38 (Health Psychology) Graduate Student Research Award

  • Anjali Rameshbabu

Sigma Xi Grants-in-aid of Research

  • Natalie Brei
  • Ross Lafleur

American Psychological Association Travel Award

  • Angela Wendorf

Mid-American Association for Behavior Analysis Forrest J. Files Student Research Award

  • Matthew Capriotti

SPP (Society for Pediatric Psychology, Division 54, American Psychological Association) Outstanding Graduate Student of the Year

  • Susan Tran

2012

American Psychological Association Dissertation Research Award

  • Anjali Rameshbabu

American Psychological Association Travel Awards

  • Gustavo Medrano
  • Susan Tran

SPSSI (Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues: Division 9, American Psychological Association) Grant-in-aid of Research

  • Anjali Rameshbabu

Sigma Xi Grants-in-aid of Research

  • Octavio Santos
  • Megha Sehgal
  • Vanessa Ehlers
  • Enrique Gracian-Alejo

Chateaubriand Fellowship

  • Nicholas Balderston

APF/COGDOP Ruth G. and Joseph D. Matarazzo Graduate Research Scholarship

  • Timothy Jarome

SPP (Society for Pediatric Psychology, Division 54, American Psychological Association) Student Travel Award

  • Katherine Salamon

2011

American Psychological Association Travel Award

  • Katie Ports

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Institute of Mental Health National Research Service Award (NRSA) (three-year fellowship)

  • Janine Kwapis
  • Emily Ricketts

American Psychological Association Division 35 Honorable Mention for the Hyde Research Grant

  • Katie Ports

Society of Pediatric Psychology/Centers for Disease Control Student Injury Prevention Research Award

  • Jessica Joseph

American Psychological Association/COGDOP Graduate Research Scholarship

  • Daniel Stout

Research Training Fellowship, Society for Psychophysiological Research

  • Emily Belleau

Sigma Xi Grants-in-aid of Research

  • Lisa Burks
  • Maria Santos
  • Lauren Taubitz

2010

American Psychological Association Travel Award

  • Susan Heinze
  • Jessica Joseph
  • Gustavo Medrano

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Institute of Mental Health National Research Service Award (NRSA) (three-year fellowship)

  • Timothy Jarome

Sigma Xi Grants-in-aid of Research

  • Kiersten Berggren
  • Lee Villatoro

SPP (Society for Pediatric Psychology, Division 54, American Psychological Association) Diversity Committee Best Poster Presentation Award

  • Katherine Salamon

2009

American Psychological Association/COGDOP Graduate Research Scholarship

  • Christine Conelea

American Psychological Association Dissertation Research Award

  • Abigail Kerr

American Psychological Association Travel Award

  • Amanda Brouwer

Sigma Xi Grant-in-aid of Research

  • Elizabeth Andresen
  • Todd Peterson

2008

American Psychological Association/COGDOP Graduate Research Scholarship

  • Laura Rusch

American Psychological Association Dissertation Research Award

  • Jessica Barnack

Best Student Poster Award, Annual Meeting of the The Pavlovian Society

  • Timothy Jarome

2007

American Psychological Association Travel Award

  • Jessica Barnack
  • Olga Shcheslavskaya

Sigma Xi Grant-in-aid of Research

  • Frank Gallo

2006

American Psychological Association Travel Award

  • Lori Phelps

American Psychological Association Dissertation Research Award

  • Olga Shcheslavskaya

American Psychological Association Division 38 Student Research Award in Ethnic Minority Health Psychology

  • Alicia Helion

American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award

  • Michael McCart

2005

American Psychological Association Travel Award

  • Frank Gallo
  • Espen Klausen
  • Paul Heideman

American Psychological Association Dissertation Research Award

  • Espen Klausen

Sigma Xi Grant-in-aid of Research

  • Michael Gaffrey
  • Frank Gallo
  • Espen Klausen
  • Olga Shcheslavskaya

2004

American Psychological Association Travel Award

  • Kirsten Li

American Psychological Association Dissertation Research Award

  • Anne Mary Montero

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Institute of Mental Health National Research Service Award (NRSA) (three-year fellowship)

  • Ryan Parsons

Sigma Xi Grant-in-aid of Research

  • Kirsten Li

2003

American Psychological Association/COGDOP Graduate Research Scholarship

  • Michael Himle

American Psychological Association Travel Award

  • Kristen Jastrowski

APAGS (American Psychological Association of Graduate Students) Nancy B. Forest and L. Michael Honaker Scholarship for Master’s Research in Psychology

  • David Bauer

CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) Doctoral Dissertation Grant for Violence-Related Injury Prevention Research in Minority Communities ($19,866)

  • Michael McCart

Sigma Xi Grants-in-aid of Research

  • David Bauer (second grant)
  • Espen Klausen
  • Tara Thomas

2002

American Psychological Association Travel Award

  • Michelle Braun
  • Jennifer Callahan

American Psychological Association Dissertation Research Award

  • Christine Smith

Sigma Xi Grant-in-aid of Research

  • David Bauer

2001

American Psychological Association Dissertation Research Award

  • Helen Kacmarek
  • David Rademacher

American Psychological Association Student Travel Award

  • David Rademacher (second award)

American Psychological Association/COGDOP Graduate Research Scholarship

  • Helen Kaczmarek

Epilepsy Foundation Student Fellowship Grant

  • Vaishali Phatak

Pulaski Scholarship

  • Helen Kaczmarek

2000

American Psychological Association Student Travel Award

  • David Rademacher

American Psychological Association/COGDOP Graduate Research Scholarship

  • David Rademacher

Gates Millennium Scholarship

  • Dominic Cheng

National Institute on Drug Abuse Scholars for the Future Travel Award

  • David Rademacher

Sigma Xi Grants-in-aid of Research

  • Melissa Norberg
  • David Rademacher

1999

American Psychological Association Travel Award

  • Gretchen Weatherly

Sigma Xi Grant-in-aid of Research

  • Susanne Chmidling
  • Helen Kaczmarek
  • Amy Knight
  • Mary Frye Randolph
  • Angela Sikorski (second grant)

Clara Mayo Grant (Division 9, American Psychological Association)

  • Katie Anders

CIC/Women in Science and Engineering Student Travel Award

  • Stephanie Powell
  • Angela Sikorski

1998

American Psychological Association Dissertation Research Award

  • Laura Kocorowski

American Psychological Association Division 29 Education and Training Award

  • Sean Stevens

National Institutes of Health Predoctoral National Research Service Award (NRSA) (three-year fellowship)

  • David Rademacher

Sigma Xi Grant-in-aid of Research

  • Katie Anders
  • Stephanie Powell
  • Michael Rainer
  • Angela Sikorski

1997

American Psychological Association Dissertation Research Award

  • Laurel Colton

Ford Foundation Minority Fellowship

  • Celeste Milligan
  • Kenira Thompson

American Psychological Association Minority Neuroscience Fellowship

  • Kenira Thompson (declined award to accept Ford Fellowship)

American Psychological Association Student Travel Award

  • Tara Neavins
  • Kenira Thompson

CIC/Women in Science and Engineering Student Travel Award

  • Laura Kocorowski

Sigma Xi Grant-in-aid of Research

  • Leanne Mitchem
  • Kurtis Noblett
  • David Rademacher
  • Kenira Thompson

National Institutes of Health Predoctoral National Research Service Award (NRSA) (three-year fellowship)

  • David Knight

American Psychological Foundation/COGDOP Graduate Research Scholarship

  • Kurtis Noblett

1996

American Psychological Association Student Travel Award

  • Theodore McDonald
  • Leanne Mitchem
  • Tara Neavins

Sigma Xi Grant-in-aid of Research

  • Thomas Schleicher

SPSSI Grant (Division 9, American Psychological Association)

  • Thomas Schleicher

U.S. Department of Education Foreign Language/Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship

  • Benjamin Weinstein

Honorable Mention, American Psychological Association/Psi Chi Edwin B. Newman Graduate Research Award

  • Leanne Mitchem

1995

American Psychological Association Dissertation Research Award

  • Peggy Edwards
  • Sandra Regan
  • Tania Davis
  • Susmita Kashikar-Zuck

American Psychological Association Student Travel Award

  • Tania Davis
  • Heidi Storm

Sigma Xi Grant-in-aid of Research

  • Manjula Ramareddy
  • Sheralee Tershner

Perinatal Foundation Research Grant ($10,000)

  • Peggy Edwards

1994

American Psychological Association Dissertation Research Award

  • Keri Riener Hainsworth
  • Leslie Lundahl
  • Michael McCrea

American Psychological Association Student Travel Award

  • Celeste Milligan

Sigma Xi Grant-in-aid of Research

  • Pamela Schaefer

1993

American Psychological Association Dissertation Research Award

  • Toby Ansfield
  • Brian Cronk

American Psychological Association Student Travel Award

  • Tania Davis

American Psychological Society

  • Brian Cronk, Student Research Competition (one of three winners in the nation)

Sigma Xi Grants-in-aid of Research

  • Toby Ansfield
  • Sandra Regan

1992

American Psychological Association Dissertation Research Award

  • David Cipriano
  • Karen Friedlen
  • Elizabeth O’Laughlin

American Psychological Association Student Travel Award

  • Leslie Lundahl
  • Tracy O’Donnell

1991

American Psychological Association Dissertation Research Award

  • Bert Berger
  • Ron Cisler
  • Laree Huntsman

American Psychological Association Student Travel Award

  • Toby Ansfield
  • Bert Berger
  • Ron Cisler

Sigma Xi Grant-in-aid of Research

  • Laree Huntsman

1990

American Psychological Association Dissertation Research Award

  • Sid Anderson
  • Tracy O’Donnell

American Psychological Association Student Travel Award

  • Daniel Zuck

Sigma Xi Grant-in-aid of Research

  • Daniel Zuck

1989

American Psychological Association Dissertation Research Award

  • Patrick Progar

1988

American Psychological Association Dissertation Research Award

  • Sandra Hale
  • Carolyn Morse

American Psychological Association Student Travel Award

  • Sandra Hale