Graduate News & Events

Marissa Ogren receives NICHD F31 Individual National Research Service Award

Date published: 11/18/2019

Congratulations to Marissa Ogren (Developmental Area), who received a NICHD F31 Individual National Research Service Award, "The Development of Early Emotion Understanding: Investigating the Role of Language,” co-supervised by Scott Johnson and Catherine Sandhofer.

Carrianne Leschak receives NICHD F31 Individual National Research Service Award

Date published: 11/18/2019

Congratulations to Carrianne Leschak (Social Area), who received a NICHD F31 Individual National Research Service Award, “Neurodevelopment of Prosocial Learning & Associations with a Marker of Antiviral Immunity, Interferon-Gamma,” co-supervised by Naomi Eisenberger and Adriana Galván.

Sarah Tashjian receives APA Dissertation Research Award

Date published: 11/18/2019

Congratulations to Sarah Tashjian (Developmental 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.

Gia Chodzen receives Outstanding Poster Award

Date published: 11/18/2019

Congratulations to Gia Chodzen (Clinical Area), who won a Society for Health Psychology’s (Division 38) Outstanding Poster Award for 2019. The award is given to the first authors of the top five posters submitted to the annual American Psychological Association (APA) convention for the health psychology poster session. Poster title: “Barriers and Facilitators to PrEP Uptake and Acceptability among Transgender Latinas.”

Caroline Diehl receives Student Poster Award

Date published: 11/18/2019

Congratulations to Caroline Diehl (Clinical Area), who won a Student Poster Award at the Society for Psychophysiological Research meeting in DC: Diehl, C.K., Lake, J.I., Reed, A.C., Cannon, T.D., Green, M.F., Subotnik, K., Ventura, J., Miller, G.A., Nuechterlein, K.A., & Yee, C.M. (2019, September). Stress effects on working memory in schizophrenia.

Sarit Forman selected to participate in UC-LEND

Date published: 11/18/2019

Congratulations to Sarit Forman (Clinical Area) for being selected to participate in the University of California-Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (UC-LEND) program. UC-LEND is a graduate-level training program established to improve the health of infants, children, and adolescents who have, are diagnosed with, or are at risk of developing autism spectrum disorder or other neurodevelopmental and other related disabilities.

Anika Guha receives Student Poster Award

Date published: 11/18/2019

Congratulations to Anika Guha (Clinical Area), who won a Student Poster Award at the Society for Psychophysiological Research meeting in DC: Guha, A., Spielberg, J., Lake, J., Popov, T., Heller, W., Yee, C. & Miller, G.A. (2019, September). Effective connectivity between Broca’s area and amygdala as a mechanism of top-down control in worry.

Stephanie Yu receives the Junior Scientist Fellowship

Date published: 11/18/2019

Congratulations to Stephanie Yu (Clinical Area), who received the Junior Scientist Fellowship from the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students and Psi Chi. The fellowship recognizes outstanding research-oriented students and provides funding to support research costs for a first- or second-year graduate level project. The fellowship also provides written feedback to strengthen the NSF GRFP application.

2019 UCLA Psychology Graduate Hooding Ceremony

Date published: 6/18/2019

Congratulations to the 27 graduate students who participated in the Psychology Graduate Hooding Ceremony on Saturday, June 15, 2019! We wish our students much success in their futures!

Congratulations to the 27 graduate students who participated in the Psychology Graduate Hooding Ceremony on Saturday, June 15, 2019! We wish our students much success in their futures!

Graduate Research Mentorship Recipients

Date published: 4/25/2019

Congratulations to our Graduate Research Mentorship (GRM) Program recipients! 11 graduate students received the 2019 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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Alexandra Stolyarova receives the Nancy M. Biram Research Fund in Life Sciences

Date published: 4/25/2019

Congratulations to Alexandra Stolyarova (BNS Area) for receiving the Nancy M. Biram Research Fund in Life Sciences. This endowed summer fellowship is to be used to support research in the field of alcoholism and/or other addictive behavioral disorders under the direction of the Dean of Life Sciences.

Laura Hazlett receives The Clara Leplin & Beatrice Rasof Fellowship

Date published: 4/25/2019

Congratulations to Laura Hazlett (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!

Charles E. and Sue K. Young Graduate Student Fellowship Award Recipients

Date published: 4/18/2019

Congratulations to Alayna Park (Clinical Area, Advisor: Bruce Chorpita) for receiving the 2018-19 Charles E. and Sue K. Young Graduate Student Fellowship Award, and congratulations to Sarah Tashjian (Developmental Area, Advisor: Adriana Galván) for receiving the 2019-20 Charles E. and Sue K. Young Graduate Student Fellowship Award! Only 4 exceptional graduate students are chosen each year to receive this prestigious award.

Shannon Burns and Alexandra Stolyarova selected to participate in Collegium of University Teaching Fellows

Date published: 4/18/2019

Congratulations to Shannon Burns (Social Area) for being selected to participate in the UCLA Collegium of University Teaching Fellows (CUTF) program through the Office of Instructional Development. Shannon’s proposal for a lower-division seminar entitled “The Psychology of the Mob: How and Why Groups Behave the Way They Do” has been approved for funding.

Giovanni (Gio) Ramos receives the 2019 Monica Salinas Summer Scholarship

Date published: 4/18/2019

Congratulations to Giovanni (Gio) Ramos (Clinical Area) on receiving the 2019 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.

2019 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program

Date published: 4/9/2019

Congratulations to the Psychology graduate student recipients of the 2019 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program! 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.

Giovanni (Gio) Ramos receives the Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship

Date published: 3/18/2019

Congratulations to Giovanni (Gio) Ramos (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!

Lauren Hofschneider and Daniel Rosenfeld receive the Diversity Graduate Travel Award

Date published: 3/18/2019

Congratulations to both Lauren Hofschneider and Daniel Rosenfeld (Health Area) for receiving Diversity Graduate Travel Awards to attend the annual Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference.

Kendra Knudsen receives a travel award to attend the Society for the Neuroscience of Creativity Meeting

Date published: 3/18/2019

Congratulations to Kendra Knudsen (Clinical Area) on receiving a travel award to attend the Society for the Neuroscience of Creativity Meeting! The mission of the Society for the Neuroscience of Creativity is to foster research on neural and cognitive bases of creativity and related constructs, and to provide a forum for communicating this research so that it has maximal impacts for education, health, innovation, and artistic performance.

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