Statements from Div. 28 Presidential Candidates

Wendy Lynch Presidential Statement


By Wendy Lynch, PhD

Wendy Lynch, PhDI am a preclinical psychologist who studies the neurobiological basis of addiction using animal models with a specific focus on sex differences. I also have experience conducting studies in drug-dependent men and women which has helped me to understand the translational value of basic research. With this goal in mind, in 2007-2008 I served as Program Chair for Div. 28 and developed a translational program on drug abuse that included both preclinical and clinical researchers in each symposium. I have been an actively involved with APA and Div. 28 throughout my career. In 2000 I attended my first meeting and organized and ran Div. 28's hospitality suite. I have attended the annual meeting regularly since then and have served as a program reviewer, Program Chair, and Member-at-Large for Div. 28. I have also been selected to participate in APA's Science Leadership Program on 4 different occasions beginning with its first meeting in 2006 to promote Early Career Scientists. Through my interactions with APA and Div. 28, I have become familiar with the historical and current issues that are important to APA and our division and have developed/strengthened relationships with many members of APA and Div. 28's executive committee. I believe that these interactions, in addition to my active participation and my research contributions, make me well suited to serve as President for Div. 28.