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Taryn Myers, Batten Associate Professor of Psychology and Chair of the Psychology Department at Virginia Wesleyan University, was honored with an Early Career Achievement Award by the American Psychological Association at their 2017 National Convention, which took place August 3-6 in Washington, D.C. Myers was one of 10 psychologists to receive the annual award presented to “individuals who have shown themselves to be rising stars, with great leadership under their belts and tremendous promise to change psychology for the better.” The award includes a plaque and partial reimbursement for convention attendance. Myers earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Kent State University, where she served as a Teaching Fellow and Assistant Director of the Psychological Clinic. She received her B.A. in psychology with an interdisciplinary minor in Women's and Gender Studies from Kenyon College. Some of her areas of expertise include eating disorders, body image, women's issues, gender issues and clinical psychology.