November student features 2013

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Haroon Popal, senior, Department of Psychology, College of Humanities and Sciences

Popal received a scholarship for up to $20,000 for educational and living expenses for the 2013-2014 academic year from the National Institutes of Health.

In addition to the scholarship, Popal will receive a paid 10-week position at the NIH research laboratory and will work for the NIH for at least one year after graduation.

Popal’s research experience is extensive. He is currently working with Joseph Porter, Ph.D., in the biopsychology lab, researching behavioral pharmacology.  He also has worked with Allison Vanderbilt, Ed.D. assistant professor and director of assessment and evaluation for the Center on Health Disparities, and Dianne T. Pawluk, Ph.D., assistant professor of biomedical engineering in the Rehabilitation Technology Haptics Lab.

Popal was one of 19 students chosen from more than 250 applicants nationwide for the scholarship.