Student holding award money and certificateTenille Taggart, a psychology undergraduate, gave poster presentation at Western Psychological Association (WPA) titled, “Donepezil Effects on Activity in Rats Developmentally Exposed to Alcohol”and was awarded a Psi Chi Regional Travel Grant as well as a Psi Chi Regional Research Award. She also presented a poster titled, “Enduring Behavioral Consequences of Prenatal and Adolescent Alcohol Exposure,” at SRS and was awarded a Research Excellence Award.  In June, she will be presenting another poster at the Research Society on Alcoholism/International Society for BioMedical Research on Alcoholism in Seattle, WA.

The Psi Chi Regional Travel Grant provides individual grants of up to $400 in order to assist student members with travel to regional conventions. To be eligible, you have to plan to attend a regional conference and submit an application beforehand describing how you can share the benefit with others and make a positive impact on your local chapter through your experience.

For the Regional Research Award, eligibility is limited to paper/posters of which the first author is a Psi Chi member who did empirical based research. There were 12 research awards given out at WPA and Tenille received one of them.

Tenille works in the Center for Behavioral Teratology with Dr. Jennifer Thomas.  She also volunteers in Psychology Undergraduate Advising with Dr. Emilio Ulloa and in Counseling & Psychological Services with Dr. Diana Bull.  She will be applying to Ph.D. programs this year in Clinical Psychology.

 Congratulations Tenille!