Inaugural Psychology Research Award Presented

    Kerry Buckhaults of East Meadow, New York, is the first University of Scranton student to be awarded the Mary Nguyen Silsbee Research Award, which is a competitive, merit-based scholarship that will be awarded annually to a psychology major who is conducting research.
    February 18, 2019

    Kerry Buckhaults of East Meadow, New York, is the first recipient of The University of Scranton’s Mary Nguyen Silsbee Research Award, a competitive, merit-based scholarship available to University psychology students who engage in research.

    The award, named in honor of Mary Nguyen Silsbee, a Scranton graduate and Behavior Specialist who passed away from cancer, was made possible through the generous support of her peers.

    Buckhaults is a senior psychology and neuroscience double major and member of the University’s Honors Program. For her honor, she is researching the effects of environmental cues on food perception and consumption. Her faculty mentor is Patrick Orr, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology.

    Buckhaults plans to present her research findings at the American Psychology Association’s Annual Convention this summer, and pursue graduate studies in behavioral neuroscience.

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