Amanda Haik, a graduate student in Clinical Psychology, is the 2023 recipient of Thomas A. Wadden Award for Training in Behavioral Medicine and Health Psychology.
The Thomas A. Wadden award is given annually to a Clinical Psychology graduate student to support their academic, research and clinical training. The Thomas A. Wadden Award for Training in Behavioral Medicine and Health Psychology provides partial support for a clinical psychology graduate student working in these fields while completing graduate studies. The award may also be presented to a faculty member to advance his or her knowledge in this area.
This award is made possible by Thomas Wadden (Ph.D. Clinical Psychology 1981), ka clinical psychologist and educator who is known for his research in behavioral medicine and health psychology, particularly in the treatment of obesity through methods that include lifestyle modification and pharmacotherapy. He is the Albert J. Stunkard Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and former director of the university’s Center for Weight and Eating Disorders. He also is visiting professor of psychology at Haverford College.