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of psychology and psychiatry at Boston
University. “This campaign will provide
large grants that fill a niche not currently
filled between getting your dissertation
done and getting an NIMH grant.”
The multiplier effect
In addition to making a difference today,
gifts to APF’s new campaign also have
the potential to contribute to discoveries
in psychology for years to come, Barlow
“When a psychologist does
groundbreaking work, that person goes
on to train and influence others, which
often leads to even more discoveries,”
he says, adding that the Campaign
to Transform the Future is about
accelerating the rate of change in an
effort to tackle some of today’s toughest
“Psychology affects so many issues
that can change the way we live our
lives,” Cantor says. For more information
on the Campaign to Transform the
Future or to contribute to the initiative,
visit www.apa.org/apf. n
Amy Novotney is a writer in Chicago.
David H. Barlow, PhD, and his wife, Beverly A.
Barlow, have made a commitment of $250,000 to
support APF’s Campaign to Transform the Future.
Their gift will focus generally on the campaign
priority of understanding the connection
between behavior and health. Barlow is professor
of psychology and psychiatry and the director
emeritus of the Center for Anxiety and Related
Disorders at Boston University, and the fund will eventually make grants specific
to anxiety research. “I’ve been fortunate and blessed to have had a long and
meaningful career myself, and saw this as an opportunity to give back,” David
Bruce Walsh, PhD, and his wife, Jane Walsh,
gave $200,000 to establish a fund in memory of
John L. Holland, who died in 2008 and was best
known for his theory of vocational personalities
and work environments.
Their gift will support the campaign priority
of understanding the connection between
behavior and health, specifically investigating
how personality, culture and environment influence work behavior and mental
and physical health. “John served as my mentor and lifelong friend and his
life touched many people through his work, his intellectual curiosity and his
wry sense of humor,” Bruce Walsh says. “His theory and work in vocational
psychology, interest assessment and career development have been embraced
around the world and it is our hope that this fund will continue to sponsor
leading edge relevant research in this area.”
APF GRANTS AND
Malloy wins first Diane Willis
Early Career Award
APF has awarded Lindsay Malloy, PhD,
of Florida International University,
its first Diane J. Willis Early Career
Award, which recognizes a talented
young psychologist who is informing,
advocating for and improving the
mental health and well-being of children
and families, particularly through policy.
The $2,000 grant is presented by APF
and APA’s Div. 37 (Society for Child and
Family Policy and Practice).
Malloy earned her PhD at the University of California, Irvine, in 2008 and
did her postdoctoral training at the University of Cambridge. Her research addresses theoretical and practical questions concerning children’s disclosure
of negative experiences and children’s
involvement in the legal system. She
has funding from the National Science
Foundation and the U.S. Department
of Health and Human Services and was
named a “Rising Star” by the Association
for Psychological Science.
The APF/Division 37 Diane J. Willis
Early Career Award honors Willis’s
advocacy on behalf of children and
families. Through her publications,
clinical work, mentoring and teaching,
Willis changed policy at the local,
national and international levels.
For information on how to apply
for the 2014 APF/Division 37 Diane J.
Willis Early Career Award, please visit
the APF website at www.apa.org/apf.
APF sends graduate students
APF awarded two $1,000 Paul E.
Henkin Travel Grants to student