Huge congratulations to UGA clinical psychology doctoral candidate Violeta Rodriguez on receiving R36 funding from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)! The Mental Health Research Dissertation Grant to Increase Diversity (R36) supports doctoral candidates from racial and ethnic groups underrepresented in biomedical and behavioral science to pursue research careers in any area relevant to the research mission of NIMH.
This funding will support her dissertation examining parenting practices among Black, Hispanic & Asian families and validating a novel culturally sensitive measure. Violeta will collect qualitative data from 100 families from different racial and ethnic groups to evaluate parenting practices in different settings and revise an existing assessment of parenting, the Multidimensional Assessment of Parenting Scale (MAPS).
Way to go, Violeta!