We congratulate the recipients of recent Master's and Doctoral degrees!
MS: Xingjie Chen, Andrea Craft, Abby Helm, and Sarah McCormick
PhD: Chaia Flegenheimer, Matthew LaClair, Charisse Pickron, and Jana Rosewarne.
Student Awards and Honors:
Alice Coyne and Brien Goodwin, fourth year graduate students in the Psychotherapy Research Lab, were awarded North American Society for Psychotherapy Research (NASPR) Student Travel Awards for their forthcoming paper presentations at the September 2018 NASPR meeting.
Molly Mather and Albert Lo are the 2018 recipients of the Clinical Program's Jamie's Smile Award, which honors students who provide outstanding service to the program.
Nicholas Morrison was competitively awarded a 2017-18 Psi Chi Graduate Research Grant. This $1,500 award will support Nick's dissertation, "Consensual qualitative research: Experience of training and replicability of results."
Sumi Sato (NSB PhD Student) won the Early Career Award, which recognizes a 1st or 2nd year PhD student who demonstrates excellence in academics and/or outreach. The awardee was selected by the NSB Graduate Operating committee.
Dan Vahaba (NSB PhD Candidate) received the Golden Neuron Award, which celebrates an exciting finding from any PhD or MA student in the NSB program within the past year.
Sarah Winokur (NSB PhD Candidate) received the Vincent Dethier Award, which pays tribute to an NSB graduate student, honoring academic performance, research performance, and contributions that enhance the quality of the NSB Program.
Hadiya Williams, a psychology and anthropology major, is one of ten members of the graduating class to be honored as a 21st Century Leader at Undergraduate Commencement. She completed an honors thesis on inequalities in black health.
Faculty Awards and Honors:
Lori Astheimer named 2018 College of Natural Sciences Outstanding Advisor.
As of January 1st, Michael Constantino began his term as President of Division 29 (Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy) of the American Psychological Association.
Lisa Harvey and Tamara Rahhal are two of twelve winners of the 2018-19 Teaching for Inclusiveness, Diversity and Equity (TIDE) Faculty Fellowship Award presented by the Institute for Teaching Excellence and Faculty Development (TEFD). Throughout the program year, participants will explore how they can enhance students’ learning and academic success across cultural, social and learning differences by adopting a strength-based, inclusive and equitable approach to teaching and learning grounded in the value of diversity.
Youngbin Kwak has been named a 2018-19 Family Research Scholar by the Center for Research on Families. Kwak will investigate how behaviors and neural signals change with advancing age in patients with Parkinson's disease. Her research will contribute to the understanding of motor disabilities with advancing age and disease conditions, which will inform the design of brain-based rehabilitation regimens.
Ashley Woodman, received the Lecturer’s Professional Development Fund Award to support her attendance at the International Society for Autism Researchers Conference in the Netherlands. The six recipients were awarded funding through this highly competitive process for activities to help them to develop their effectiveness as teachers and mentors. This award is granted based on the relevance of the lecturer’s proposal to further develop their professional career as well as the potential to contribute to the University’s mission of teaching and research. This is the first year that this award program has been available for lecturers in the College of Natural Sciences.