was named a Rising Star by the Association for Psychological Science, an honor awarded to young investigators that are at the forefront of psychological science.
received the 2012 Sandra R. Leiblum Student Research Award from the Society for Sex Therapy and Research (SSTAR), in recognition of her work on a manuscript entitled, "Risk Factors for Early-Onset Sexual Intercourse: Are Observed Associations Causal?" Kelly will present the paper at the SSTAR Annual Meeting in March 2012.
received an Honorable Mention for the Gerald R. Klerman Award from the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (formerly NARSAD) for his basic research as a young investigator into the intergenerational transmission of depression.
received the J.L. Fuller & J.P. Scott Memorial Award, an early career scientific award from the Behavior Genetics Association. The award was presented at the 20011 conference in Newport, RI.
was awarded the the Early Career Research Contributions Award by the Society for Research in Child Development. The award was presented at the 2011 conference in Montreal, Canada.
was awarded a Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). She received 2nd percentile on her application, "Early Stress and Suicidal Behavior" (MH094011). Her project uses novel analytical and methodological approaches to understand early risk factors (i.e. pregestational, prenatal, and postnatal maternal stress) for suicidal behavior in a study of every individual in Sweden from 1973 to 1996 (N?2,100,000). Previous research has been unable to draw strong causal inferences regarding risk factors because of empirical restrictions and limited data, but Quetzal's project has the potential to overcome these common problems to improve prevention efforts as well as our understanding of the etiology of suicidal behavior.
was a primary investigator (Co-PI: Paul Lichtenstein) of an R01 grant that was awarded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (HD061817), entitled Quasi-Experimental Studies of Early Risk Factors for Severe Psychopathology. The grant, which is 4 years ($1,450,000), supports secondary data analysis of a prospective, national cohort study in Sweden.
was a co-investigator (PI: Ben Lahey) of an R01 grant that was awarded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (HD061384), entitled Early Causal Risk Factors for Delinquency: Quasi Experimental Tests. The grant, which is 4 years ($1,040,000), supports secondary data analysis of a longitudinal study of women in the United States and their children.
was awarded a 2010 Indiana University Outstanding Junior Faculty Member Award for his research, teaching, and service. Each of the five faculty members honored received $14,500 from the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs and the Office of the Vice Provost for Research. This annual award enables faculty to enhance their research and recognizes junior faculty members who have devoted considerable time to IU's teaching, research, and service missions.
was awarded the Pre-Dissertation Travel Grant from the Office of the Vice President for International Affairs (OVPIA) and the University Graduate School, a highly competitive award that accepts applicants from all Indiana University campuses and departments. Receiving the Pre-Dissertation Travel Grant allows Quetzal to travel to Stockholm, Sweden for a six-week period in which she can conduct preliminary dissertation activities including establishing institutional affiliations, meeting with local scholars and researchers at the Karolinska Institute, and gaining an in-depth experience with the Swedish data she will be using to conduct her dissertation research.
received the IU Psychological and Brain Science's Award for Most Outstanding Assistant Instructor for her instruction of the psychology undergraduate research methods course.
was awarded a travel grant for attending and presenting at the annual Behavioral Genetics Association Conference.
received an individual Pre-Doctoral NRSA Fellowship Award through NIDA (F31 DA029376-01). Kelly's research project, "Predictors and Consequences of Risky Sexual Behavior," will utilize a variety of quasi-experimental designs to investigate the nature of the association between psychological health, substance use, and sexual risk behavior. The research project will be supervised by Dr. Brian D'Onofrio and will incorporate data from the Study of Twin Adults: Genes and Environment (STAGE) in Sweden and the Children of the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (CNLSY) in the United States.
received a 2010 Travel Award from the Graduate and Professional Student Organization at IU. This award provided support for Kelly's travel to the 2010 International Workshop on Statistical Genetics and Methodology of Twin and Family Studies held in Boulder, Colorado in March. By attending this workshop, Kelly was able to learn statistical techniques in behavior genetics that will be necessary for her dissertation work.
received the 2010 Outstanding Senior Award from the IUB Department of Criminal Justice. This award recognizes a student who has achieved academic excellence, made significant contributions to the community, and shows promise for continued excellence and contributions.
was accepted into the Master's of Science in Counseling Psychology Program at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY. She will begin the program this Fall.
was accepted into the London-CIC Semester Internship Program through Arcadia University's College of Global Studies. She will be working 3 days per week in London's healthcare industry and will complete an independent academic research project, in addition to three other courses.
was accepted into the Clinical Science Program in Child and Adolescent Psychology at Florida International University in Miami, FL. She will begin the program this Fall and will be working with Dr. Daniel Bagner.
was selected as an alternate winner of the Margaret Russell Edmondson Undergraduate Research Award in Genetics, which the IUB Chapter of Sigma Xi presents annually. The award carries an honorarium and associate membership in Sigma Xi. The award is sponsored by Professor Frank Edmondson, a longtime faculty member in Astronomy, in memory of his wife.
received the Excellence in Research Award presented annually to five students for excellence in psychologiocal research
at the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences J.R. Kantor Undergraduate Honors Banquet.
will be the Program Manager for the Substance Abuse Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program (SARRTP). Th SARRTP is an independent living environment facilitating provision of care for patients in the early phase of recovery from alcohol and/or drug dependence and early phase of stabilization of a comorbid psychiatric condition. It is a 25 bed unit staffed by a multidisciplinary team of treatment professions offering psychosocial treatment (typically for 3-4 weeks).
was accepted into the Master's of Science in Occupational Therapy Program at Washington University in St. Louis. She will begin the program this Fall and is hoping to concentrate in pediatrics.
received a National Institute of Health funded Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) Career Development Award (5TL1RR025759-02). Her project, A population-based, quasi-experimental investigation on the impact of prenatal maternal stress on fetal, infant, and adult health and psychopathology, spans T1 and T2 translational research by expanding from animal models to basic, human epidemiological knowledge by using an unparalleled, population-based, Swedish dataset. In this area of science, a project of this size and scientific rigor is unprecedented in its ability to examine the role of timing and degree of stress experienced to predict normative and non-normative developmental outcomes in humans.
was invited and received a travel grant to present at the NIH sponsored Early Life Programming and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Conference.
received the McNair Scholars Program Best Overall Mock Presentation Award this summer. She also presented her research project, The Effects of Parental Bereavement and Academic Achievement: Examining Socioeconomic Status as a Moderating Variable, at the Indiana University Undergraduate Research Conference and the National McNair Research Conference in November 2009.