PRISM
IUPUI

News

The Latest

 
Posts tagged success
Congrats PRISM Grads!
Micah Faidley, Dr. Zapolski, and Alia Rowe

Micah Faidley, Dr. Zapolski, and Alia Rowe

Congratulations to the PRISM lab members who graduated from IUPUI last weekend! Micah Faidley received his bachelor's degree in psychology and Alia Rowe received her master's degree in clinical psychology.

Please help us congratulate the achievements of these valued members of our lab. We are so proud of them and look forward to following their future endeavors!

 
Devin Banks & Alia Rowe Receive Elite 50 Award

We are thrilled to share that two PRISM Lab graduate students, Devin Banks and Alia Rowe, have received the Elite 50 award this year. The annual award recognizes the top 50 graduate and professional students at IUPUI for their achievements in scholarship and service outside of the classroom. Alia and Devin were honored at the Elite 50 Celebration last Wednesday for their service to the campus and community, including their clinical work serving patients in various healthcare settings in the Indianapolis area. Devin was also honored with the Premiere 10 award given to students scoring in the top 10 of applications.

We are very proud of Alia and Devin. Please join us in congratulating them on this honor!

Devin Banks Receives F31 Grant from NIDA
Headshot2017.3.jpg

We are pleased to announce that our graduate student, Devin Banks, has been awarded an F31 Ruth L. Kirschstein Pre-doctoral Fellowship from the National Institute of Drug Abuse.

This highly competitive grant will support the rest of Devin's training and allow her to further pursue her program of research examining concurrent use of substances such as alcohol and marijuana among adolescents. Her project is entitled Concurrent Substance Use and Related Problems among African American Adolescents: A Daily Diary Study and Qualitative Investigation. Please help us congratulate Devin on this prestigious award!

IUPUI Undergraduate Research Conference

Not one, not two, but ALL of PRISM lab's undergraduate research assistants were represented at the 2017 IU Undergraduate Research Conference at IUPUI. We are very proud of Micah, Taylor, Ian, and Adam for getting involved in research so early in their careers!

Check out pictures from the event below. 

Adam Barnhill presents his and Micah Faidley's research on the relationship between discrimination and mindfulness

Adam Barnhill presents his and Micah Faidley's research on the relationship between discrimination and mindfulness

Taylor Pemberton presents her research on risky sexual behavior and alcohol use.

Taylor Pemberton presents her research on risky sexual behavior and alcohol use.

Ian Carson presents his research on substance use among juvenile justice-involved youth

Ian Carson presents his research on substance use among juvenile justice-involved youth

CRL's Summer Symposium

PRISM Lab's undergraduates had the chance to present their first research posters at the Center for Research and Learning's Summer Symposium. Both Micah Faidley and Taylor Pemberton presented their posters to attendees at the symposium.

Micah's poster detailed preliminary results of a recent study examining the effects of self-compassion on psychological outcomes. He found that self-compassion was associated with fewer depressive symptoms, but not substance use. Check out pictures from the session below!  

Taylor and her poster.

Taylor and her poster.

 
Dr. Zapolski and Micah with his poster.

Dr. Zapolski and Micah with his poster.

Micah presenting his poster to an attendee.

Micah presenting his poster to an attendee.

Micah Faidley Awarded Diversity Research Grant
Micah Faidley.

Micah Faidley.

 

Our senior undergraduate assistant, Micah, has been recognized with another grant to fund his research! This time, the funding come from Psi Chi, the international honor society for psychology students. Micah was awarded the Mamie Phipps Clark Research Grant, which provides funds for projects focused on diversity issues. Micah's proposal, entitled “Race-Based Stress, Self-Compassion, Psychological Distress, and Substance Use Among College-Age African Americans,” was not only funded, but scored in the top 11 of applications overall! Congratulations, Micah.

PRISM Lab Attends Society for Prevention Research
Alia presents her poster.

Alia presents her poster.

Dr. Zapolski and Devin present their papers at a symposium concerning racial/ethnic differences in predictors of substance use during adolescence.

Dr. Zapolski and Devin present their papers at a symposium concerning racial/ethnic differences in predictors of substance use during adolescence.

Last week, the PRSIM lab attended the Society for Prevention Research's (SPR's) 2017 annual meeting in Washington, DC. Dr. Zapolski and graduate students Devin Banks and Alia Rowe had the opportunity to present. 

Dr. Zapolski presented a recently published paper examining the relationship between ethnic identity, drug attitudes and drug use among adolescents of various races/ethnicities. Devin presented a related paper examining racial/ethnic differences in the relationship between alcohol-related beliefs and alcohol use throughout adolescence. Alia also presented a poster and participated in the student poster contest. Her presentation addressed the interaction of depression and experiences of bullying on substance use among adolescents.  

The team enjoyed networking, sharing their research, and learning about new advances in the field. See below for some snapshots and see our research page for more information on our current projects and recent publications.

 
 
 
 
 
PRISM lab students pose with "the Capitol." SPR is often in DC because it aims to translate research into policy.

PRISM lab students pose with "the Capitol." SPR is often in DC because it aims to translate research into policy.