Graduate News & Events

Graudate Virtual Commencement Ceremony for the Class of 2021

Date published: 6/11/2021

Congratulations to all our Psychology Department graduates receiving the Doctor of Philosophy, the Ph.D., the highest academic degree awarded by the university! Access our virtual celebration website.

Congratulations to all our Psychology Department graduates receiving the Doctor of Philosophy, the Ph.D., the highest academic degree awarded by the university! Access our virtual celebration website.

Jacqueline Perez receives The Clara Leplin & Beatrice Rasof Fellowship

Date published: 5/24/2021

Congratulations to Jacqueline Perez (Social Area) for receiving The Clara Leplin & Beatrice Rasof Fellowship. This endowed summer fellowship is for a female graduate student in Social Psychology studying significant social issues. Thank you to our generous donors for their continued support of our students and department!

Jordan Thomas receives the UCLA Center for the Study of Women Elizabeth Blackwell Graduate Award

Date published: 5/24/2021

Congratulations to Jordan Thomas (Clinical Area) for receiving the UCLA Center for the Study of Women Elizabeth Blackwell Graduate Award. The award recognizes an outstanding research report, master’s thesis, dissertation, or published article related to women and health or women in health-related endeavo

Amanda Baker is in Top 10 of UCLA Grad Slam Challenge Presentations

Date published: 5/24/2021

Congratulations to Amanda Baker (BNS Area) for being in the Top 10 of UCLA Grad Slam Challenge Presentations. Amanda’s presentation is titled “Anxiety and the Adolescent Brain.” Her academic advisor is Dean/Professor Adriana Galván.

Psychology Department Endowed Fellowship Recipients

Date published: 5/24/2021

Congratulations to the following students for receiving Psychology Department Endowed Fellowships!

Adam Gold (BNS Area) received the Atamdede Fellowship.
Corinne Meinhausen (Health Area) received the John Fels and Sherri Abend-Fels Fellowship.
Crystal Venegas (Clinical Area) received the Irene Kassorla Fellowship.
Shiyun Wang (BNS Area) received the Liu Yunghuo Bei Qui Memorial Fellowship.

Thank you to our generous donors for their continued support of our students and Department!

Gio Ramos receives the APF Queen-Nellie Evans Scholarship

Date published: 5/24/2021

Congratulations to Gio Ramos (Clinical Area) for receiving the American Psychological Foundation’s Queen-Nellie Evans Scholarship. The scholarship supports students who have a commitment to improving the conditions of marginalized communities.

Graduate Research Mentorship Program Recipients

Date published: 4/29/2021

Congratulations to our Graduate Research Mentorship (GRM) Program recipients! Nine graduate students received the 2021 Graduate Division Graduate Research Mentorship, which is designed to assist students in acquiring and developing advanced research skills under faculty mentorship.

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Graduate Summer Research Mentorship Recipients

Date published: 4/20/2021

Congratulations to our Graduate Summer Research Mentorship recipients! 38 graduate students received the Graduate Division Graduate Summer Research Mentorship, which provides financial support for conducting research under the close mentorship of a faculty member this summer.

Congratulations to our Graduate Summer Research Mentorship recipients! 38 graduate students received the Graduate Division Graduate Summer Research Mentorship, which provides financial support for conducting research under the close mentorship of a faculty member this summer.

Jordan Thomas receives the APF Henry P. David Research Grant

Date published: 4/20/2021

Congratulations to Jordan Thomas (Clinical Area) for receiving the American Psychological Foundation’s Henry P. David Research Grant! The grant supports research in behavioral aspects of population studies or human reproductive behavior.

Yesenia Aguilar Silvan receives the Monica Salinas Graduate Student Endowed Funding

Date published: 4/20/2021

Congratulations to Yesenia Aguilar Silvan (Clinical Area) on being awarded the 2020-21 Monica Salinas Graduate Student Endowed Funding. This funding is housed in the Division of Life Sciences.

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program

Date published: 3/25/2021

Congratulations to the five graduate student recipients of the 2021 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)! The NSF GRFP is a prestigious three-year fellowship, which provides a yearly $34,000 stipend and $12,000 in fees. For more information, visit the NSF GRFP website.

Yesenia Aguilar Silvan receives the Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship

Date published: 3/25/2021

Congratulations to Yesenia Aguilar Silvan (Clinical Area) on being awarded the prestigious Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship administered by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on behalf of the Ford Foundation!

Victoria Jacoby receives the V-VSS 2021 Elsevier/Vision Research Travel Award

Date published: 3/25/2021

Congratulations to Victoria Jacoby (Cognitive Area) for receiving the V-VSS 2021 Elsevier/Vision Research Travel Award! Each year, VSS endeavors to support travel to the annual meeting through a travel awards program.

Joni Brown receives the Outstanding Trainee Award

Date published: 3/25/2021

Congratulations to Joni Brown (Health Area), who won the Outstanding Trainee Award at the 2021 Health Preconference for the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.

Anika Guha receives NIMH F31 Fellowship Grant

Date published: 3/25/2021

Congratulations to Anika Guha (Clinical Area), who received an NIMH F31 fellowship grant, “Identifying Neural Mechanisms of Aberrant Inhibitory Processing and Salience in Patients with Schizophrenia, with Cindy Yee-Bradbury as sponsor and Greg Miller as co-sponsor, and Katie Karlsgodt and Amanda Montoya as consultants.”

Sarah Rocha receives the Monica Salinas Summer Scholarship

Date published: 3/25/2021

Congratulations to Sarah Rocha (Developmental Area) on receiving the 2021 Monica Salinas Summer Scholarship. The Monica Salinas Summer Scholarship provides summer funding and conference travel costs for a graduate student in Psychology who is committed to advancing the field of Latino mental health.

Ringo Huang receives Cognitive Neuroscience Society Graduate Student Award

Date published: 3/25/2021

Congratulations to Ringo Huang (Cognitive Area) for receiving a Graduate Student Award from the Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS) for his poster submission to the 2021 CNS conference.

Yesenia Aguilar Silvan receives the Irving and Jean Stone Fund

Date published: 3/25/2021

Congratulations to Yesenia Aguilar Silvan (Clinical Area) for receiving the Irving and Jean Stone Fund from the UCLA Center for the Study of Women. The Irving and Jean Stone Fund supports students whose academic, advocacy, organizing work and goals advance social justice feminism.

Akila Kadambi and Carolyn Ponting receive the APA Dissertation Research Award

Date published: 3/25/2021

Congratulations to Akila Kadambi (Cognitive Area) and Carolyn Ponting (Clinical Area), who received the APA Dissertation Research Award. The purpose of the APA Science Directorate's Dissertation Research Award program is to assist science-oriented doctoral students of psychology whose dissertation research reflects excellence in scientific psychology with research costs.

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