University Professor Participates in NIH Professional Development Program

September 17, 2015

University of Scranton Professor Danielle Arigo, Ph.D., was among just 12 applicants in the nation accepted to participate in the National Institutes of Health’s esteemed Program to Increase Diversity Among Individuals Engaged in Cardiovascular Health-Related Research (PRIDE) in 2015.

Intended to promote diversity among cardiovascular health researchers, the competitive program trains and mentors junior faculty members from groups that are underrepresented in the sciences. PRIDE is sponsored by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), which funds research projects and programs related to cardiovascular health.

The yearlong program consists of a 2015 summer institute, including workshops that cover topics such as research design, biological and behavioral aspects of cardiovascular health research, statistical methods and grant writing. Additionally, accepted faculty members will receive training webinars each month, attend the American Heart Association Conference in November 2015, attend the NHLBI annual meeting in April 2016, and participate in a mock grant review next summer.

Dr. Arigo joined the faculty at The University of Scranton in 2014 as an assistant professor of psychology. She most recently served as a postdoctoral research fellow at Drexel University in Philadelphia. She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Drexel University and a master’s degree and doctorate in clinical psychology (health emphasis) from Syracuse University. She completed an American Psychological Association-accredited internship, with a primary focus in behavioral medicine, at the Syracuse VA Medical Center, and taught at both Syracuse University and Drexel University. Her research, which focuses on the interplay between emotional and physical health, has been published in several scientific journals.

Dr. Arigo also is a licensed psychologist in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

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