Student Poster Award

Deadline: March 1,2020
Sponsor: Division 54

This award honors certain students who are the first author of a poster to be presented EITHER at the SPP Annual Conference or during the Div. 54 poster session at the APA Annual Convention.  Winners of the Student Poster Award will be acknowledged at the convention with a blue ribbon on their poster during the session at convention and will receive a prize of $100.

NOTE: Deadline listed above is incorrect. There are two deadlines each year, including mid-March (for SPP) and approximately July 15 (for APA).

Students who are members of the Society of Pediatric Psychology and who are first author of a poster to be presented EITHER at the SPP Annual Conference or during the Div. 54 poster session at the APA Annual Convention.

If you are a student author, please forward an up-to-date version of the poster abstract to Idia Thurston, PhD.  Application deadline for the SPPAC is usually a couple weeks before the conference (mid March).  Application dealine for the APA conference is usually July 15.

2021 SPPAC poster award winners:

  • Molly Basch, Children's National Hospital; University of Florida
    • Using Virtual Human Technology to Determine the Influence of Weight Status on Pediatric Care and Deliver Real-time Feedback about Discrepancies in Medical Student Decision-Making
  • Mirae Fornander, Children's Mercy Hospital; University of Nevada
    • Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on families with a child in cancer treatment
  • Emma Lyons, Children’s Hospital Colorado; University of Oregon
    • Evaluating the Impact of Integrated Pediatric Transplant Psychology on Graft Outcomes in Pediatric Transplant Patients
  • Alix McLaughlin, Eastern Michigan University
    • Anxiety and Quality of Life in Youth with Food Allergy and Their Parents: An APIM Approach
  • Caroline Roberts, Oklahoma State University
    • Disease Severity Moderates the Relation Between Parent Anxiety, Youth Worry, and Youth Depressive Symptoms in Pediatric IBD
  • Megan Miller, Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis 
    • Pain-related injustice appraisals and perceptions of health-related stigma and racial bias
  • Caroline West, Kent State University
    • Household Food Insecurity Exacerbates the Positive Association between Depressive Symptoms and Loss of Control Eating in Low-Income Adolescents
  • Alexandra Himelhoch, Nationwide Children's Hospital
    • Long-Term Distress Among Siblings Bereaved by Childhood Cancer
  • Melanie Morse, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital; University of South Carolina
    • Psychosocial Outcomes and Quality of Life Among School-Age Survivors of Retinoblastoma
  • Emily Moscato, University of Cincinnati
    • Health disparities in quality of life for rural and Appalachian pediatric brain tumor survivors

2020 APA poster award winners:

  • Ke DingUniversity of Florida
    • Fear of Hypoglycemia Mediates a Relationship between Psychosocial Barriers and Negative Affect towards Adherence in Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes
  • Samantha Hamburger, Children's National Hospital
    • The First Four Years of a Pediatric Mental Health Access Program (MAP) in the District of Columbia\
  • Caitlyn Maye, Texas A&M University
    • Weight-related Quality of Life and Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms in Adolescents with High Body Weights
  • Nicole Ruppe, Oklahoma State University
    • A Longitudinal Examination of Depressive Symptoms and Specific Aspects of Religious Coping Among Youth With Asthma
  • Caitlin Shneider, Georgia State University
    • Engaging Adolescents with Sickle Cell Disease & Cancer to Develop a Psychosocial Intervention

2020 SPPAC poster award winners:

  • Adrien Winning, Loyola University Chicago
    • Trajectories of Adaptive Functioning Among Youth with Spina Bifida
  • Sahar Eshtehardi, University of Houston
    • What’s working in pediatric type 1 diabetes provider-family relationships?
  • Casie Morgan, University of Alabama at Birmingham
    • Cognitive and Behavioral Processes Predict Child Pedestrian Skills
  • Tiffany Kichline, University of Kansas
    • Examining the Pediatric Fear Avoidance Model fo Chronic Pain: Intrapersonal and Individual Processes
  • Colette Gramszlo, Nemours/A.I. duPont Hospital for Children
    • Parenting during Infant Hospitalization: Recommendations from a Crowdsourced Study
  • Melissa Engel, Emory University
    • Anxiety and Depressive Symptoms in Adolescents and Young Adults with Epilepsy: The Role of Illness Beliefs and Social Factors
  • Kelsey Hill, Eastern Michigan University
    • Feasibility of Quality of Life Assessment in Children with Cancer in Indonesia
  • Jessica Kenny, Children's Hospital Colorado
    • All hands on deck: A multidisciplinary approach to address adolescent depression in pediatric primary care
  • Sylwia Osos, University of Chicago
    • Psychological Factors Affecting Pediatric Surgical Patients Diagnosed with Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome: Results from a Mixed-Methods Study
  • Elizabeth Ruzicka, Kennedy Krieger Institute/Johns Hopkins University School of Med
    • Treating Gender Nonconforming Youth With Chronic Pain in an Inpatient Rehabilitation Setting: A Case Series

2019 APA poster award winners:

  • Kelly ReaUniversity of Georgia
    • Healthcare Responsibilities and Transition Readiness in Adolescent Solid Organ Transplant Recipients
  • Mallorie GordonSt. Jude's Research Hospital
    • Social Problem Solving in Survivors of Pediatric Brain Tumors
  • Amy LangUniversity of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
    • Health Competence as a Predictor of Satisfaction with Life and Health Status in Emerging Adulthood
  • Paulina LimUniversity of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
    • Frequency and context of unintentional infant bed-sharing: An essential area for safe-sleep promotion
  • Allie WilleUniversity of Northern Colorado
    • Anxiety and Depression Rates Across Parents of Pediatric Patients Undergoing Transplant Evaluation

2019 SPPAC poster award winners:


2018 APA poster award winners:

  • Andrea Fidler, University of Florida
    • Externalizing behaviors among children with Cystic Fibrosis
  • Lindsey Huffhines, University of Kansas
    • Health behavior and emotion regulation in low-income, preschool-aged children
  • Alexa Stern, Loyola University
    • Unique longitudinal relations between depressive symptoms and neuropsychological factors in youth with spina bifida
  • Jennifer Strimpfel, Nationwide Children's Hospital
    • Impact of pediatric psychology intervention on quality of life and glycemic control in adolescents with type 1 diabetes
  • Katherine Tennant, University of Michigan
    • Developing a survey to assess parent beliefs and preferences of ADHD assessment and treatment

2018 SPPAC poster award winners:

  • Aimee Smith, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
    • Transition Readiness in Adolescents and Young Adults with Epilepsy
  • Alexandra Monzon, University of Kansas
    • The Differential Association Between Affect and Sleep in Adolescents With and Without Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Stefania Pinto, University of Florida
    • Parental and Peer Encouragement to Diet As a Predictor of Disordered Eating Attitudes and Behaviors In Youth
  • Liza Bourchtein, Virginia Commonwealth University
    • Longitudinal Stability and Outcomes Associated with Daytime Sleepiness in Young Adolescents with ADHD
  • Lexa Murphy, Vanderbilt University/Seattle Children’s Hospital
    • Maternal Communication after Pediatric Cancer Diagnosis:Factor Analysis and Relation to Maternal Distress
  • Olivia Clark, Nationwide Children's
    • Parent Perceptions of Infant Symptom Burden and Suffering Predict Distress Among Bereaved Parents in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Sherilynn Chan, Medical College of Wisconsin
    • Social Functioning Among Adolescent Oncology Patients Transitioning Off Active Treatment: A Longitudinal Mixed Methods Study
  • Caroline Roberts, Oklahoma State University
    • Illness Intrusiveness, Thwarted Belongingness, and Depressive Symptoms in Youth with IBD
  • ​Erin Moorman, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
    • Gastrointestinal inflammation is related to a clinically complex profile in youth with functional abdominal pain: A biopsychosocial approach to clinical phenotyping
  • Jessica Greenlee, Virginia Commonwealth University
    • A Pattern-Based Approach to Parental Schemas in Pediatric Asthma

2017 APA poster award winners:

  • Ana El-BehadliUT Southwestern
    • Measuring Emotion Socialization in Families Affected by Pediatric Cancer
  • Victoria Grunberg, Drexel University
    • The Development of a Parental Self-Report Measure for NICU Infant Health Severity 
  • Tarrah Mitchell, University of Kansas
    • Physical activity and sedentary behavior patterns in elementary school-aged youth: A latent profile analysis
  • Elise Turner, University of Florida
    • Eating Behaviors in Pediatric Food Allergy
  • Scott Wagoner, Auburn University
    • ​Examining a Chronic Illness as a Possible Protective Factor for Engagement in Risky Behaviors in a College Sample

2017 SPPAC poster award winners:

  • Sahar Eshtehardi, Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children’s Hospital
    • Money Talks: Financial Aspects Of Type 1 Diabetes And Parental Quality Of Life
  • Amy FahrenkampKent State University
    • Parental Experiential Avoidance Mediates The Association Between Parent Psychopathology And Controlling Child Feeding Practices
  • Amanda FerranteNationwide Children’s Hospital
    • Internalizing Problems in Mothers and Associations with Later Family Functioning and Depressive Symptoms in Siblings after a Child’s Death from Cancer
  • Andrea FidlerUniversity of Florida
    • Adolescent Sleep Quality, Anxiety, And Asthma Control: Associations And Between-Group Comparisons
  • Tiffany KichlineUniversity of Kansas
    • Using Ecological Momentary Assessments To Examine Relationships Between Pain Fear, Pain Avoidance, And Pain Intensity In Children With Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Jessica NaftalyRosalind Franklin University
    • Communication About Sexual Behavior In Mothers Of Adolescents With Chronic Illnesses: The Role Of Positive Outcome Expectancy
  • Christina SharkeyOklahoma State University
    • Grit as a Protective Psychological Factor in Adolescents/Young Adults with Chronic Illness
  • Cara TomasoUniversity of Nebraska - Lincoln
    • A Longitudinal Study Of Preschool Relationship Stress And Early Adolescent Emotional Eating And BMI
  • Patrick WeaverEastern Michigan University
    • Risk Factors Predicting Family Burden and Activity Restriction in Childhood Food Allergy: A Latent Variable Mixture Modeling (LVMM) Approach
  • Adrien WinningNationwide Children’s Hospital
    • The impact of CNS-directed treatment and parenting on child adjustment in early cancer survivorship

2016 APA poster award winners:

  • Rachel Wasserman, Baylor College of Medicine
    • Psychosocial Profiles of Preadolescents with Diabetes Reporting Depressive Symptoms/Diabetes Distress
  • Victoria GrunbergDrexel University
    • NICU Infant Health Severity and Long-Term Family Impact
  • Alana ResminiChildren’s Hospital Colorado/Auburn University
    • "They are wasting a precious gift!" Provider Perspectives of Adolescent Post-Transplant Adherence

2016 SPPAC poster award winners:

  • Colleen Bechtel, Loyola University of Chicago
    • Parental Perceptions of Child Vulnerability in Families of Youth with Spina Bifida: Parental Distress as a Predictor
  • Christina Sharkey, Oklahoma State University
    • Implications of DSM-5 PTSD Criteria for Parents of Children Newly Diagnosed with Cancer
  • Estefany Saez-Florez, University of Miami
    • Development of Sinus & Digestive Symptoms Scales for the Cystic Fibrosis Questionnaire-Revised (CFQ-R) for Children, Adolescents, and Adults with Cystic Fibrosis
  • Rachel Kentor, Eastern Michigan University
    • To divulge or not to divulge? The impact of illness-information disclosure by caregivers to their children with oncologic disease
  • Monica Agoston, Boston Children’s Hospital
    • How many pains are too many? Exploring outcomes of intensive interdisciplinary pediatric pain treatment for children with multiple pain diagnoses
  • Lexa Murphy, Vanderbilt University
    • Emotional caretaking in pediatric cancer: When children care for mom’s distress
  • Jaclyn Papadakis, Loyola University of Chicago
    • Impact of Sociodemographic Factors on Psychosocial Functioning in Youth with Spina Bifida
  • Katherine Kidwell, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
    • Stimulant medications and insomnia symptoms in children with ADHD: A meta-¬-analysis
  • Christina D’Angelo, University of Alabama at Birmingham
    • Reciprocal Relationships between Spiritual Coping and Perceived Locus of Control among Adolescents with Chronic Illness
  • Sara Stromberg, University of Florida
    • Psychometric Validation of the Revised Kids’ Child Feeding Questionnaire

2015 APA poster award winners:

  • Dainelys GarciaFlorida International University
    • Family-Centered Intervention for Post-Injury Behavior Problems in Young Children with Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Brigitte McClellan, Children’s Hospital Colorado
    • Examining Asthma Treatment Adherence and Environmental Adversity Factors in Pediatric Primary Care

2015 SPPAC poster award winners:

  • Julia Carmody, University of Florida
    • The Effects of Adolescent and Paternal Involvement in Disease Management on Depressive Symptoms and Health Related Quality of Life in Adolescents with Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Jo Dudeney, The University of Sydney, Australia
    • The impact and psychosocial burden of a child’s asthma diagnosis: Understanding the needs of the family
  • Kate Gamwell, Oklahoma State University
    • Illness Uncertainty, Parenting Capacity Variables, and Child Depressive Symptoms in Juvenile Rheumatic Disease (JRD): A Path Analysis.
  • Marissa Gowey, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
    • Associations between executive functioning and overeating in youth who are overweight and obese
  • Amy Hughes-Lansing, Brown University
    • Reward Responsivity Moderated the Benefit of Parental Diabetes Monitoring on Daily Self-Regulation Failures in Late Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes
  • Alyssa Lundahl, University of Nebraska
    • The Effect of Children’s Sleep Problems and Negative Affect on Parental Use of Emotional Feeding Strategies
  • Alex Psihogios, Loyola University Chicago
    • Disease Self-Management in Pediatric Spina Bifida: A Longitudinal Investigation of Medical Adherence, Responsibility-sharing, and Independence Skills
  • Katianne Sharp, University of Memphis
    • Profiles of Parent Growth and Distress in Parents of Children with and without Cancer
  • Sarah Stromberg, University of Florida
    • The Relationship between Mother to Child Calories Served and Maternal Perception of Hunger
  • Sara Turner, University of Utah
    • The Link between Daily Sleep and Blood Glucose in Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes: Moderations by Inattention.

2014 APA poster award winners:

  • Talia BarronNova Southeastern
    • Parent Support and Physical Activity in Racial/Ethnic Minority Youth
  • Ashley MossMarquette University
    • Applying the Actor-Partner Interdependence Model to Executive Functioning, Adherence and Conflict
  • Jeffrey ShahidullahMichigan State University
    • Integrated Behavioral Health Treatment for Externalizing Behaviors in Pediatric Primary Care ADHD Referrals: Evaluation of Clinical Effectiveness, Acceptability, Adherence, and Cost of Care
  • Victoria SmithUniversity of Maryland, College Park
    • Construct Validity of the Parent-Child Sleep Interactions Scale (PSIS):  Associations with Parenting, Family Stress, and Maternal and Child Psychopathology
  • Nora SpornUniversity of Kansas
    • Psychosocial Outcomes of a Pediatric Obesity Treatment Program for Rural Children

2014 SPPAC poster award winners:

  • Kristen Bailey, Dalhousie University
    • Can the Effectiveness of Parental Presence to Reduce Children’s Preoperative Anxiety be Improved? A Randomized Controlled Trial of a Parent Preparation Tool.
  • Meredith Bishop, Georgia State University  
    • Approach Avoidance Coping and Children's Immunization Distress
  • Laura Cousins, Georgia State University
    • The Benefits of Optimism: A Positive Approach to Pediatric Chronic Pain
  • Laura GayesUniversity of Kansas
    • Comparison of Two Measures of Weight Criticism in Youth: Associations with Physical Activity Engagement and Attitudes, Weight Status, & Health-Related Quality of Life
  • Marissa Gowey, University of Florida
    • Healthy Weight Control Behaviors Associated with Higher Quality of Life in a Rural Sample of Overweight Youth
  • Christina HolbeinLoyola University Chicago
    • Associations between educational services, psychosocial competencies, and quality of life in youth with spina bifida
  • Jennifer LeeUniversity of Georgia  
    • Barriers to Medication Adherence in Pediatric Solid Organ Transplantation: How Many is Too Many?
  • Kristin LoiselleCincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
    • Trajectory of Health-Related Quality of Life among Pediatric Stem Cell Transplant Recipients
  • Jennifer RohanUniversity of Cincinnati
    • A Resilience Model Framework in Pediatric Type 1 Diabetes: Glycemic Control from Childhood to Early Adolescence
  • Tori Van DykeUniversity of Nebraska-Lincoln
    • Experimenting with Neuroscience Methods: An Introduction to Event-Related Potentials in Pediatric Psychology Research

2013 APA poster award winners:

  • Jennifer Lovell, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
    • Qualitative Theory Informing Parent Prevention of Early Childhood Weight-Related Problems
  • Kathleen Parker, Loma Linda University
    • Coping Style and Parents' Perception of Stress in the NICU
  • Molly Hensler, University of Alabama at Birmingham.
    • Relationships between Executive Functions and Social Skills in Children with Pediatric Sickle Cell Disease.
  • Samantha Kountz-Edwards, Palo Alto University
    • The Psychosocial Impact of Juvenile Dermatomyositis on Pediatric Patients and Parents
  • Alex Psihogios, Loyola University Chicago
    • A Longitudinal Examination of Family Predictors of Social Functioning in Youth with Spina Bifida

2013 SPPAC poster award winners:

  • Sarah Westen, University of Florida
    • The role of overweight perception and depressive symptoms in child and adolescent unhealthy weight control behaviors: A serial mediation model
  • Amy HughesUniversity of Utah
    • Blood Pressure Across Time and Associations with Metabolic Control and Known Risks in Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes
  • Elizabeth RobinsonVirginia Commonwealth University
    • Parental Monitoring as a Buffer against Age-related Differences in Glycemic Control (HbA1c) in Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes
  • Maggie Bromberg, University of North Carolina
    • Electronic Diary Momentary Pain Intensity Ratings Mediate the Association between Sleep Quality and Functional Disability in Children with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
  • Jessica SimmonsSt. Judes
    • Discrepancies in Fertility Risk Perceptions and Communication among Providers and Adolescents Newly Diagnosed with Cancer

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