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VCBH Fellow Selected for the 2020 American Psychological Association Division 28 Outstanding Dissertation Award

June 19, 2020 by Nicole Twohig

Elias Klemperer, PhD was selected as a co-winner of the 2020 Outstanding Dissertation Award by the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Division 28.
Elias Klemperer, PhD was selected as a co-winner of the 2020 Outstanding Dissertation Award by the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Division 28. Dr. Klemperer joins Allison Kurti, PhD and Kelly Dunn, PhD as the third trainee from the University of Vermont to win the APA Division 28’s Outstanding Dissertation award. This award honors the best doctoral dissertations in psychopharmacology and substance abuse and acknowledges the exceptional quality of Dr. Klemperer’s doctoral dissertation: A randomized trial to compare switching to very low nicotine content cigarettes versus reducing cigarettes per day.

Dr. Klemperer completed his dissertation as a pre-doctoral trainee at VCBH under the mentorship of John Hughes, MD. After completing his clinical internship at Yale University, Dr. Klemperer returned to VCBH and is currently a postdoctoral fellow under the mentorship of Andrea Villanti, PhD, MPH and Richard Rawson, PhD. Findings from his dissertation were recently published in Addiction and Nicotine & Tobacco Research
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