Student Receives Grant to Further Depression Research

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Kristin Tarzia, a 2007 Westminster College neuroscience graduate, was awarded a Drinko Center Grant. Her research, "The Behavioral Model of Depression," was presented at the NEURON Conference hosted by Hunter College.

She is a daughter of Dominic and Judy Tarzia of Monaca and a graduate of Center High School.

"Enhancing opportunities for undergraduate research is an important component of the work of the Drinko Center in enriching undergraduate education," said Dr. Virginia Tomlinson, Westminster College associate professor of sociology and director of the Drinko Center. "The Undergraduate Research Initiative provides funding for students to conduct research and to present their research at regional and national conferences."

Contact Tomlinson at (724) 946-6097 or e-mail tomlinvm@westminster.edu for more information.

About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College is ranked among national leaders in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Guide to America's Best Colleges, and is one of the most affordable national liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 361 Colleges" and "Best in the Northeast" by The Princeton Review, and was recognized by the Templeton Guide as a "Character Building College."

Nearly 1,600 students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 40 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus.