Kate Carosella Receives $25,000 Scholar Award from P.E.O. Sisterhood

Kate Carosella

We are thrilled to announce that Kate Carosella has been chosen as one of the recipients of the prestigious $25,000 P.E.O (Philanthropic Educational Organization) Scholar Award from the P.E.O. Sisterhood. This award is a remarkable recognition for women in the United States and Canada who are pursuing doctoral-level degrees at accredited colleges or universities, and it is granted to only 100 doctoral students across both countries.

The P.E.O. supports women in their educational endeavors, having impacted over 116,000 women through grants, scholarships, awards, and loans. Through its membership, P.E.O. has united over half a million women in the United States and Canada who share a passion for advancing women's education while offering support and encouragement.

Carosella's doctoral research focuses on the alterations in the development of neural and endocrine stress systems associated with non-suicidal self-injury. Her scholarly contributions, reflected in 14 articles published in prestigious scientific journals, underscore her dedication to her field. Additionally, Carosella has been honored with several awards, including the University of Minnesota President’s Student Leadership and Service Award, an Honorable Mention from the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program, and recognition for Honors in Neuroscience from Johns Hopkins University.

Congratulations, Kate, for this outstanding accomplishment! 

Kate Carosella, doctoral student advised by Bonnie Klimes-Dougan and Monica Luciana in the Department of Psychology at the University of Minnesota and member of the Research in Adolescent Depression (RAD) Lab.

Composed by Madison Stromberg, communications assistant.

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