Spring 2024 Newsletter


We honor our outstanding seniors for their academic excellence, contributions to research, and scholarship. As truly exceptional members of our community, we recognize their hard work and dedication to the field of psychology.
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Every spring we're proud to showcase undergraduate research in a poster-fest attended by students and faculty alike. Check out some tweets and posters from our talented students, summing up their extraordinary projects!
Learn about student research

Meet some of our awesome seniors and learn about how they grew personally and professionally here at UMass. Get some great advice for new and current students!
Meet PBS seniors

The Developmental Disabilities and Human Services Program hosted a summit for members of UMass and the community to translate new ideas and mindsets into allyship and advocacy action.
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Award Highlights

Research Highlights


class poses with Demetrius

In May the Rudd Adoption Research Program teamed up with the Learning LabUMass Psi Chi and Professor Amanda Hamel’s seminar class (The Neuropsychology of Stress & Meditation) to host a visit with Demetrius Napolitano - wellness expert and 2022 Re-envisioning Foster Care in America (REFCAChampion.
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Staff Retirements

PBS wishes you the best!


Carolyn Cave

Principal Academic Advisor and Scheduling Representative

Learn more about Carolyn's journey


Karen Genereux

Business Manager

Happy retirement Karen!

New Hires


Kelly Tierney

Human Subjects and Compliance Administrator

PBS welcomes our new staff member, Kelly Tierney! Kelly has taken our position of Human Subjects and Compliance Administrator. She will be working with students and faculty on human subject research and developing participant recruitment through outreach within the department and the larger local community. Welcome Kelly!