Career Development Travel Awardees

Awards are given to help early career professionals with a research interest in anxiety  disorders and depression such as basic and clinical neurobiology and psycho-pharmacology, clinical psychology, genetics, neuroimaging, epidemiology, and public health, as well as other areas.

The awards also familiarize and engage aspiring professionals with the membership and work of the association.

Congratulations to the winners:


Career Development Travel Awardees 2014







Roee Admon, PhD, McLean Hospital, Harvard University; Laura Dixon, MS, University of Mississippi Medical Center; Renée El-Gabalawy, MA, University of Manitoba; Angela Fang, MA, McLean Hospital, Harvard University; Matthew Fetzner, MA, University of Regina; Cassidy Gutner, PhD, Boston University; Ryan Herringa, MD, PhD, University of Wisconsin; Ellen Kessel, BA, Stony Brook University; Ellie McGlinchey, PhD, Columbia University; Vasiliki Michopoulos, PhD, Emory University; Juliana Negreiros, PhD, University of British Columbia; Erel Shvil PhD, Columbia University; Mark Sinyor, MD, University of Toronto; Keith Sudheimer, PhD, Stanford University; Suzanne Vrshek-Schallhorn, PhD, University of North Carolina at Greensboro; Michael Wheaton, PhD, Columbia University
The Andrew Kukes Foundation for Social Anxiety sponsored two Career Development Travel Awards focusing on social anxiety disorder for Elizabeth Duval, PhD, University of Michigan; and Amanda Morrison, MA, Temple University.


Career Development Travel Award winners 2013



Christal Badour, MA, University of Arkansas; Joe Bardeen, MA, Northern Illinois University; Kristy Benoit, MS, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Michelle Burns, PhD, Northwestern University; Amanda Calkins, MA, Boston University Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders; Samantha Farris, MA, University of Houston; Ebony Glover, PhD, Emory University School of Medicine; Araceli Gonzalez, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles; Torsten Klengel, MD, Max-Planck Institute of Psychiatry; Joshua Magee, PhD, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine; Sergey Sotnikov, MS, Max-Planck Institute of Psychiatry; Jonathan Stange, MA, Temple University; Lisa Starr, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles; Chad Sylvester, MD, PhD, Washington University School of Medicine; Candyce Tart, PhD, Raymond G. Murphy VA Medical Center; David Zepeda, PhD
Northeastern University


Robin Leora Aupperle, PhD, University of Missouri
Terri Barrera, MA, University of Houston
Jessica Bomyea, BA, San Diego University/University of California, San Diego
Nicole Caporino, PhD, Temple University
Jacqueline Clauss, BA, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Kristen Ellard, MA, Boston University/Massachusetts General Hospital
Negar Fani, PhD, Emory University
Marcelo Hoexter, MD, PhD, University of São Paulo Medical School
Brian Iacoviello, PhD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Katharina Kircanski, PhD, Stanford University
Teresa Leyro, BA, University of California, San Francisco
Jennifer Robinson, MA, University of Manitoba
Christine Rabinak, PhD, VA Healthcare System, Michigan
Emily Rosenberger, BA, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine


Susanne E. Ahmari, MD, PhD, Columbia University/New York State Psychiatric Institute
Kimberly A. Babson, MA, University of Washington
Courtney Beard, PhD, Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Eric Bui, MD, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School and Laboratoire du Stress Traumatique
Helen Dodd, PhD, Macquarie University
Elizabeth A. Gordon, MA, Temple University
Matthew A. Jarrett, PhD, University of Alabama
Meghan E. Keough, MS, Florida State University
D. Jolene Kinley, MA, University of Manitoba
Erin C. Marshall-Berenz, BA, University of Mississippi Medical Center
Lauren M. McGrath, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Takeshi Otowa, MD, PhD; Virginia Commonwealth University
Giovanni A. Salum, MD, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul
Emily R. Stern, PhD, University of Michigan
Andres G. Viana, MS, University of Mississippi Medical Center
K. Lira Yoon, PhD, University of Maine


Ananda Amstadter, PhD, Medical University of South Carolina
Kelsey Collimore, MA, University of Regina
Sophie Alice George, PhD, University of Michigan
Neda Gould, PhD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Amanda Guyer, PhD, University of California, Davis
Anneke Haddad, DPhil, University of Oxford
Anthony King, PhD, University of Michigan Medical School
Jonathan Burke Kelley, BA, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Heide Klumpp, PhD, University of Michigan
Nicole McLaughlin, PhD, Butler Hospital/Albert Medical School of Brown University
Robert Pietrzak, PhD, MPH, National Center for PTSD/VA Connecticut Healthcare System/Yale School of Medicine
Rebecca Price, MS, Rutgers University
Casey Schofield, MA, Binghamton University
Leah Somerville, PhD, Sackler Institute of Developmental Psychobiology
Jeffrey Strawn, MD, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Paul Gerson Unschuld, MD, Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry
Ilan Wald, MA, Tel Aviv University
Bethany Wangelin, MS, University of Florida


Katja Beesdo, PhD, Technische Universitaet Dresden
Shay-Lee Belik, MA, University of Manitoba
Julia Buckner, PhD, Louisiana State University
Gregory Chasson, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital
Stacy Drury, MD, PhD, Tulane University School of Medicine
Angelika Erhart, MD, Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry
Miguel Fullana, PhD, Unitat D'Ansietat IAPS Hospital del Mar
Sarah Garfinkel, PhD, University of Michigan
Andrew Gilbert, MD, University of Pittsburgh
Tanja Jovanovich, PhD, Emory University School of Medicine
Hanjoo Lee, MA, University of Texas at Austin
Karen Martinez, MD, University of Puerto Rico
Kiara Timpano, MA, Massachusetts General Hospital



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