Congrats to our APAGS grant recipient!

Please join me in congratulating Selime Salim on her receipt of two research grants to support her research! She was selected for the 2019 APAGS research grant, awarded to only 9-12 graduate students nationally each year. She also received the Fall 2018 Student
Research Grant from the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, which includes an invitation to present the work at their annual meeting. Selime is mentored by Terri Messman-Moore, and describes her research as follows:

The funding will support a research project that aims to examine the relation between
sexual victimization and suicidality among bisexual women, given the elevated rates of
violence and negative mental health outcomes experienced by this population. Further,
the project will examine how experiences of anti-bisexual stigma may exacerbate
outcomes and lead to poorer post-assault recovery. The goal is to identify factors that
negatively impact bisexual women’s well-being in order to inform future prevention and
intervention efforts.

Outstanding job, Selime! We are proud of you and your important work on a population underrepresented in psychological science.