Grant: $7,885 - National Institutes of Health - Jun. 23, 2009
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Award Description: This ARRA award is a supplement to the parent grant: Children with MR: Family Processes and Dual Diagnosis, funded by NICHD. A sample of 200 families, with or without a child with intellectual disability (ID), has been followed from child age 3 through 9; with a new continuation grant it is being followed through early to mid-adolescence. The primary aim is to understand child, family, and school factors contributing to the heightened risk of psychiatric disorder in individuals with ID. The ARRA supplement (NOT-OD-09-060) proposed to further the aims of the parent grant and to increase undergraduate students' interest in science careers, through a student intern program in our labs (at UCLA and UC Riverside) for 8 undergraduate student interns in each of two summers (2009, 2010).
Project Description: The training program could not be carried out as proposed, because funding was provided for only one (1) student for one summer. Notification was so late, however, that we had gone ahead with recruitment plans; we were able to find funding from other sources for 4 additional students, so we proceeded with a modified program for 5 interns in the UCLA lab from June - September, 2009. Overall this was a very successful program. The summer interns worked closely with our doctoral students and faculty. The two primary goals were definitely met. First, the progress of the lab work was greatly enhanced by five additional staff. Second, each of the participants became more committed to a career in psychological science. The one student funded by ARRA has graduated from UCLA and will be an RA in a clinical research lab for two years before beginning graduate study; at present he is continuing in paid employment in our lab. One other student who graduated now has a research position in a community agency and will apply this fall to clinical science psychology graduate programs. The three undergraduates who are now seniors are all continuing in research through senior thesis projects at UCLA, and all intend to pursue graduate school in science.
Jobs Summary: UCLA is a world-class educational institution in the midst of an unprecedented financial crisis that threatens our mission to provide education, research and public service benefiting millions of people. ARRA funding to the University has enabled the creation and retention of jobs to support vital scientific research and training activities that would otherwise be severely constrained or eliminated through budget cuts. The type(s) of jobs created and retained by this ARRA-fund award includes: Scientific/Technical Professionals and Staff positions, such as Researchers, Post-Docs, Graduate Student Researchers, Project Managers and Statisticians. (Total jobs reported: 1)
Project Status: Completed
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