2018 Grant Cycle News
We were very fortunate to receive a HUGE turnout in our inaugural grant cycle. Four outstanding students have been selected to receive an award. We are delighted to announce them and provide a little information about their projects.
Congrats to Lucia Terpak, who was recently selected for a 2018 SRF Source Award! Lucia has a bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest University and is currently in a master’s program in medical anthropology at the University of Colorado at Denver. Her project involves an investigation of the phenomenology of ibogaine-assisted addiction therapy, examining the role of visions, beliefs and rituals in healing. Congrats Lucia!
Congrats to Gabrielle Agin-Liebes, who was recently selected for a 2018 SRF Connection Award! Gabrielle has a bachelor’s degree from New York University and is currently in a doctoral program in clinical psychology at Palo Alto University. Her project involves work that she is completing along with an investigator from NYU. She is conducting a long-term follow-up examination of outcomes associated with psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy on anxiety and psychosocial distress in cancer patients. Congrats Gabby!
Congrats to Brandon Weiss, who was recently selected for a 2018 SRF Connection Award! Brandon has a master’s degree from Wake Forest University and is currently in a doctoral program in clinical psychology at the University of Georgia. His project involves a prospective examination of the ceremonial use of Ayahuasca and its effects on personality. He is also investigating whether there are process-level psychological mechanisms that underlie such personality changes. Congrats Brandon!
Congrats to Olivia Marcus, who was recently selected for a 2018 SRF Connection Award! Olivia has a master’s in public health degree from Columbia University and is currently in a doctoral program in applied medical anthropology at the University of Connecticut. Her project involves an investigation of Ayahuasca-assisted therapies for mental health in the Peruvian amazon. She is also examining different components of this question through both provider level and patient level experiences and beliefs. Congrats Olivia!
We will be following this work as they complete their studies and provide updates along the way!
If you are interested in applying for a grant in our 2019 cycle, keep in mind that applications will be due in June. It is never to late to get started preparing! We will be making a few changes to our grant application and will make sure that we post the updated 2019 application form in early spring.