Faculty News & Events

Professors Silvers and Adhikari Receive Hellman Fellowships

Date published: 6/13/2019

Congratulations to Professors Jen Silvers and Avi Adhikari for receiving Hellman Fellowships for 2019-2020! The UCLA Hellman Fellows Program was established by the Hellman Family Foundation to support and encourage the research of promising Assistant Professors who show capacity for great distinction in their research.

Research by Professor Jesse Rissman Receives Media Attention

Date published: 6/6/2019

A study by UCLA researchers, including Prof. Jesse Rissman, published in the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, is being prominently featured on UCLA’s home page and the UCLA Newsroom. The researchers showed that they could enhance people's ability to retrieve episodic memories by applying a weak electrical current over the anterior prefrontal cortex, demonstrating the important role of this region in memory recall. The article is available at the UCLA Newsroom.

A study by UCLA researchers, including Prof. Jesse Rissman, published in the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, is being prominently featured on UCLA’s home page and the UCLA Newsroom. The researchers showed that they could enhance people's ability to retrieve episodic memories by applying a weak electrical current over the anterior prefrontal cortex, demonstrating the important role of this region in memory recall. The article is available at the UCLA Newsroom.

Alan Castel Interviewed on The Science Show

Date published: 5/31/2019

Professor Alan Castel was interviewed by Robyn Williams of The Science Show about his book “Better with Age: The Psychology of Successful Aging.” The interview is titled “Secrets of those who bloom in their senior years revealed” and is available on Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s website.

Dr. Mays Named Featured Psychologist by APA

Date published: 5/10/2019

Congratulations to Dr. Vickie Mays, who was named a featured psychologist by the American Psychological Association (APA) Public Interest Directorate. You can read her profile on the APA’s website.

Janet Tomiyama Interviewed by NPR

Date published: 5/2/2019

Professor Janet Tomiyama was interviewed by NPR about her research on weight stigma. The podcast is titled “Boost Your Body Acceptance For Better Health” and is available on NPR’s website.

Congratulations to Keith Holyoak!

Date published: 4/18/2019

Congratulations to Professor Keith Holyoak, who was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in recognition of his outstanding achievements! See the UCLA Newsroom for more information.

Congratulations to Professor Vickie Mays!

Date published: 4/16/2019

Congratulations to Professor Vickie Mays, who will receive UCLA's 2019 Career Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award this spring!

Congratulations to Professor Vickie Mays, who will receive UCLA's 2019 Career Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award this spring!

Congratulations to Patricia Greenfield!

Date published: 4/4/2019

Congratulations to Professor Patricia Greenfield for being awarded the Ernst E. Boesch Prize of the German Society of Cultural Psychology! The prize is awarded to scholars who have had a major impact on cultural psychological research.

Congratulations to Lara Ray!

Date published: 4/1/2019

Congratulations to Lara Ray for being appointed the next Shirley M. Hatos Endowed Chair in the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior for 2019-2022. The appointment provides resources to promote clinical and translational research of a mid-career faculty member within UCLA’s Hatos Center for Neuropharmacology, with a focus of addiction neurobiology and associated affective states.

Congratulations to Jen Silvers!

Date published: 3/7/2019

Congratulations to Professor Jennifer Silvers on receiving a 2019 Biennial Early Career Research Contributions Award from the Society for Research in Child Development!

Jenessa Shapiro Memorial Fund

Date published: 2/13/2019

We all lost a tremendous friend, colleague, and scientist when Jenessa Shapiro passed away at the end of last year. Please consider donating to the Jenessa Shapiro Memorial Graduate Fund.  If you are able to contribute to this fund, no matter how small of a contribution, it will be greatly appreciated. You can make a gift online by visiting the following website https://ucla.in/2N3aNYx

We all lost a tremendous friend, colleague, and scientist when Jenessa Shapiro passed away at the end of last year. Please consider donating to the Jenessa Shapiro Memorial Graduate Fund.  If you are able to contribute to this fund, no matter how small of a contribution, it will be greatly appreciated. You can make a gift online by visiting the following website https://ucla.in/2N3aNYx

Congratulations to Michelle Craske

Date published: 1/29/2019

Congratulations to Professor Michelle Craske for being selected as the next holder of the Joanne and George Miller and Family Endowed Chair, a term chair held in the UCLA Brain Research Institute (BRI).

Professor Adriana Galván Wins the Troland Research Award

Date published: 1/24/2019

Congratulations to Professor Adriana Galván for receiving the prestigious Troland Research Award from the National Academy of Sciences for her pioneering work studying adolescent brain development and behavior!

Patricia Greenfield to Receive 2019 Outstanding Contributions to Cultural Psychology Award

Date published: 1/17/2019

Congratulations to Professor Patricia Greenfield for being selected to receive the 2019 Outstanding Contributions to Cultural Psychology Award! It will be presented at the Cultural Psychology Preconference to the SPSP (Society for Personality and Social Psychology) meeting in February in Portland, OR.

Research by Professors Kellman and Lu and Team Receives Media Attention

Date published: 1/10/2019

A study by Professors Philip Kellman and Hongjing Lu, graduate student Nicholas Baker, and postdoc Gennady Erlikhman, published in the journal PLOS Computational Biology, is being prominently featured on the UCLA Newsroom.

A study by Professors Philip Kellman and Hongjing Lu, graduate student Nicholas Baker, and postdoc Gennady Erlikhman, published in the journal PLOS Computational Biology, is being prominently featured on the UCLA Newsroom.

Annette Stanton to Receive 17th Holland Distinguished Leadership Award

Date published: 12/7/2018

Congratulations to Professor Annette Stanton, who will receive another major honor this winter, the 17th Holland Distinguished Leadership Award from the American Psychosocial Oncology Society at APOS Annual Conference in Atlanta in February 2019.

Two Professors Included in Clarivate Analytics List of “Highly Cited Researchers”

Date published: 11/30/2018

Congratulations to Professors Steve Reise and Keith Nuechterlein on being named in Clarivate Analytics list of “Highly Cited Researchers” for 2018. The researchers on this list rank in the top 1 percent in their fields in producing widely cited studies, indicating that their work “has been repeatedly judged by their peers to be of notable significance and utility,” according to Clarivate.

Professor Martin Monti Receives International Giuseppe Sciacca Award for Medical Research

Date published: 11/1/2018

Congratulations to Martin Monti, who was awarded the International Giuseppe Sciacca Award for Medical Research, at the Vatican's Pontifical University, for his work on assessing residual cognition in patients with disorders of consciousness and on employing low intensity focused ultrasound to help patients recover consciousness after severe brain injury.

Research Professor Tara Scanlan Receives Distinguished Alumni Award

Date published: 10/26/2018

Congratulations to Research Professor Tara Scanlan for receiving the Distinguished Alumni Award for the College of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Tara was a graduate student in the program that pioneered sports psychology and across her subsequent career has been a leader in defining the discipline.

Professor Ben Karney Featured on APA Podcast

Date published: 10/25/2018

Professor Ben Karney was featured on an American Psychological Association (APA) podcast titled “Speaking of Psychology: Making Love Last and Dating in the Digital Age.”

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