Aimee Hildenbrand, a fourth-year undergraduate psychology student at Drexel University, has served as a clinical research assistant for the Center for Injury Research and Prevention at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) under the mentorship of Meghan Marsac, PhD, for approximately two years. Her primary research interests and professional goals include secondary injury prevention and the promotion of optimal adjustment in children and families for both acute trauma and chronic illness.
Hildenbrand has an impressive record of honors and awards, and her commitment to pediatric psychology is evident by her work. In her position at CHOP, she has contributed primarily to studies targeting secondary prevention of PTSD following pediatric medical trauma. Her honors thesis project, a qualitative analysis of coping among children with cancer and their parents, was presented as a poster at the 2011 National Conference in Pediatric Psychology and won first place in Undergraduate Humanities at the Drexel University College of Arts and Sciences Research Day.
Hildenbrand plans to graduate with her B.S. in June 2012 and pursue a PhD in psychology. Her career aspirations include working as a pediatric psychologist, with the goal of promoting optimal recovery in children and their families following pediatric medical trauma or chronic illness.
Call for Student Spotlight
SPP's Student Advisory Board is accepting nominations for outstanding graduate students in pediatric psychology. The selected student will be featured in the Student Spotlight section of Progress Notes. This is a wonderful opportunity to honor a graduate student and provide the student with exposure to D54.
A nomination form can be downloaded from the SPP website or may be requested. Please send the nomination form, a letter of recommendation, and the nominee's CV to Elizabeth Schneider by email and Christopher Fitzgerald by email. Submission deadline is July 15, 2011.