Another of our students to stand out on the national stage is Renee Cloutier, a Ph.D. student in experimental psychology. She received a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, which is part of the National Institutes of Health. Renee is the first UNT student to receive this $70,000+ award. Her research focuses on how social anxiety experienced by adolescents influences their willingness to engage in different risky health-related behaviors, including substance abuse. Click here to read more.