Grant Shipp Receives Mortensen Travel Award for ADAA Anxiety & Depression Conference

Grant Shipp

Grant Shipp, a psychology undergraduate student mentored by Shmuel Lissek, will present the project “Differences in Minority Stress Experiences Across Gender Identities in the LGBTQIA+ Community” at the upcoming 2024 ADAA Anxiety & Depression Conference on April 11-14, 2024 in Boston, Massachusetts. 

Shipp received the Mortensen Travel Award. This award is available for undergraduate psychology majors presenting a poster or paper at a research conference. The award can be up to $500 and granted to undergraduate psychology majors to use toward research projects.

Shipp shares that: “Working as a research assistant in ANGST Lab provided me with the opportunity to be involved in a project studying the impact of societal stressors on anxiety in the LGBTQIA+ community. My lab tasks, including running studies with participants and data entry, exposed me to patterns in the attitudes, behaviors, and mental health of a diverse group of LGBTQIA+ people. Thanks to the encouragement of my graduate student mentor, Adrienne Manbeck, I was able to perform an independent analysis and submit an abstract titled "Differences in Minority Stress Experiences Across Gender Identities in the LGBTQIA+ Community," which was accepted for a poster presentation at this year's ADAA conference. I would also like to extend my gratitude to Dr. Shmuel Lissek for his enthusiasm in guiding me into the world of clinical psychology research.”

“This award helps alleviate the financial pressure associated with attending a conference. Being less worried about certain conference expenses will allow me to focus on my project and develop a high-quality poster presentation to bring to Boston.”

Grant Shipp, undergraduate in the Department of Psychology and member of the ANGST Lab at the University of Minnesota.

Composed by Madison Stromberg, communications assistant.

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