Faculty News & Events

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.”

Professor Tiffany Brannon Wrote Articles for Psychology Today and Behavioral Scientist

Date published: 10/4/2018

Professor Tiffany Brannon wrote two recent articles about diversity and inclusion on college campuses: one for Psychology Today and one for Behavioral Scientist.

Professor Tiffany Brannon wrote two recent articles about diversity and inclusion on college campuses: one for Psychology Today and one for Behavioral Scientist.

Peter Bentler Named Honorary Fellow of United International College

Date published: 9/27/2018

Congratulations to Professor Peter M. Bentler for being named an Honorary Fellow of United International College (UIC), a joint endeavor of Beijing Normal University and Hong Kong Baptist University. Peter became a Fellow in June 2018. UIC is located in Zhuhai, Guangdong Province, China.

Alicia Izquierdo to Receive NHSN Award of Excellence in Research by a Senior Investigator

Date published: 9/24/2018

Congratulations to Alicia Izquierdo for being selected to receive the National Hispanic Science Network (NHSN) 2018 Award of Excellence in Research by a Senior Investigator. This award is presented to an investigator for an outstanding track record of scientific contributions and publications in the field of drug abuse.

Professor Alan Castel’s New Book

Date published: 9/6/2018

Congratulations to Professor Alan Castel on his new book “Better with Age: The Psychology of Successful Aging.” The book highlights the latest scientific research on successful aging (covering topics such as memory, brain training, happiness, and retirement), coupled with insights from those who have succeeded in doing it well, such as Maya Angelou, Bob Newhart, Jared Diamond, John Glenn, and John Wooden.

Congratulations to Professor Alan Castel on his new book “Better with Age: The Psychology of Successful Aging.” The book highlights the latest scientific research on successful aging (covering topics such as memory, brain training, happiness, and retirement), coupled with insights from those who have succeeded in doing it well, such as Maya Angelou, Bob Newhart, Jared Diamond, John Glenn, and John Wooden.

Jennifer Silvers Receives Kucharski Young Investigator Award

Date published: 8/1/2018

Congratulations to Professor Jennifer Silvers on receiving the 2018 Kucharski Young Investigator Award from the International Society for Developmental Psychobiology (ISDP)! The award is given to honor the memory of David Kucharski, a promising young investigator in the field of Developmental Psychobiology. Jennifer will be presented with the award at the ISDP annual meeting in November.

Congratulations to Professor Jennifer Silvers on receiving the 2018 Kucharski Young Investigator Award from the International Society for Developmental Psychobiology (ISDP)! The award is given to honor the memory of David Kucharski, a promising young investigator in the field of Developmental Psychobiology. Jennifer will be presented with the award at the ISDP annual meeting in November.

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