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Cindy J. Lahar, PhD: Awards

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Research grants and awards

NIH NCD-Lifespan Grant (2012 - 2017), Principal Investigator Dr. Bahr Weiss, Vanderbilt University.  Project title: Increasing Mental Health Research Infrastructure in Southeast Asia” (NIH Grant #D43TW009089), Consultant. 

United Board grant (2008).  Project title:  Curriculum development and launch of the first Master's program in psychology, Royal University of Phnom Penh.

APS Fund for Teaching Award (2006).  Project title:  Upgrading knowledge and teaching effectiveness of psychology teachers in Cambodia.  Provided training and resources for the only psychology department in Cambodia allowing me to travel to Phnom Penh to bring materials and offer teacher training Dec 2006 - Jan 2007.

Fulbright Senior Specialist award for work in Cambodia in July and August 2006.  I provided training to university teachers in research  methods and consulted with the Psychology Department at the Royal University of Phnom Penh on a strategic plan as well as a number of curricular issues. 

Named a Carnegie Scholar with 25 others in the 2003-2004 cohort of the Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (CASTL) Program in Higher Education.  Research included a project aimed to understand how we could effectively infuse diversity education and global awareness through the curriculum.

I received a Fulbright Scholar grant for lecturing and research in Cambodia for eight months beginning in January of 2004.  Part of my work with the Fulbright program included training university teachers in research methods and advising the Psychology Department at the Royal University of Phnom Penh. The other part of my work in Cambodia was to conduct research on the motivations for volunteerism.  Lara Skinner at the Journal Tribune wrote an article on about my research plans.  An article from the December 2004 APS Observer is available here