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2024 trainee pilot research award recipients announced

July 08, 2024

Recipients of the third annual Yale Child Study Center (YCSC) Trainee Pilot Research Awards, made possible by generous gifts from YCSC associates, were announced in July. The award typically offers up to $12,000 in research funding for trainees currently enrolled in a YCSC training program, providing funding for initial pilot research projects relevant to child mental health.

Recipients, along with their current training program and proposal titles are as follows.

  • Lyndsey Chong, PhD; T32 Postdoctoral Fellowship in Childhood Neuropsychiatric Disorders: "A Multimodal Investigation of Threat Processing and Parenting Among Anxious Youth"
  • Elizabeth Edgar, PhD; T32 Postdoctoral Fellowship in Childhood Neuropsychiatric Disorders: "Characterizing Behavioral and Neural Correlates of Risk Avoidance in Relation to Social Anxiety in Early Childhood"
  • Max Rolison, MD; Albert J. Solnit Integrated Training Program: "Utilizing Electronic Health Record Data to Identify Predictors of Acute Agitation Episodes Requiring Physical Restraint Use in the Pediatric Emergency Department"

Chaired by YCSC Associate Professor and Vice Chair for Research Tom Fernandez, a selection committee rates applications each year based on scientific quality and responsiveness to application requirements. Reviewers also consider the potential for funding to advance the applicant’s career, as well as the feasibility of completing the project within the proposed timeline.

All applicants receive detailed feedback with the goal of enhancing their future research funding applications. An additional aim of these awards is to increase candidates’ competitiveness for future external funding. This award again will likely be offered again in the next academic year, with applications due in early 2025.

Submitted by Crista Marchesseault on July 02, 2024