Graduate News & Events

Danielle Smith receives the UCLA Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Award

Date published: 4/18/2018

Congratulations to Danielle Smith (Developmental Area) for receiving the UCLA Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Award for Teaching Assistants! Only 5 graduate students are chosen each year to receive this prestigious teaching award, which honors individuals who exhibit leadership in teaching and public service and bring respect and admiration to the scholarship of teaching. The award includes a Dissertation Year Fellowship, which Dani will receive during the 2018-19 academic year.

Alexandra Stolyarova receives the Charles E. and Sue K. Young Graduate Student Fellowship Award

Date published: 4/18/2018

Congratulations to Alexandra Stolyarova (BNS Area) for receiving the 2017-18 Charles E. and Sue K. Young Graduate Student Fellowship Award! Only 4 exceptional graduate students are chosen each year to receive this prestigious award. The fellowship recognizes graduate students who have achieved distinction through outstanding scholarship, teaching and University citizenship.

Graduate Summer Research Mentorship Recipients

Date published: 4/18/2018

Congratulations to our Graduate Summer Research Mentorship recipients! 36 graduate students received the 2018 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! 36 graduate students received the 2018 Graduate Division Graduate Summer Research Mentorship, which provides financial support for conducting research under the close mentorship of a faculty member this summer.

Amy Sewart receives the Outstanding SSCP Student Clinician Award

Date published: 4/18/2018

Congratulations to Amy Sewart (Clinical Area) for receiving the 2018 Outstanding Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology Student Clinician Award! This award recognizes outstanding graduate students who are providing exceptional contributions to the field of clinical psychology through their clinical work.

Louise Dixon receives the 2018 Monica Salinas Summer Scholarship

Date published: 4/18/2018

Congratulations to Louise Dixon (Clinical Area) on receiving the 2018 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.

Lianne Barnes receives the P.E.O. Scholar Award

Date published: 4/12/2018

Congratulations to Lianne Barnes (Social Area) who received the Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.) Scholar Award. The P.E.O. Scholar Awards were established in 1991 to provide substantial merit-based awards for women of the United States and Canada who are pursuing a doctoral-level degree. Scholar Award recipients are a select group of women chosen for their high level of academic achievement and their potential for having a positive impact on society.

2018 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Recipients

Date published: 4/5/2018

Congratulations to the Psychology graduate student recipients of the 2018 National Science Foundation (NSF) 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.

2018 Ford Foundation Predoctoral and Dissertation Fellowship Honorable Mentions

Date published: 4/5/2018

Congratulations to the Psychology graduate students who received Honorable Mention accolades for the 2018 Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship and Dissertation Fellowship!

Congratulations to the Psychology graduate students who received Honorable Mention accolades for the 2018 Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship and Dissertation Fellowship!

Gio Ramos selected to participate in the Latino Mental Health Research Training Program

Date published: 4/2/2018

Congratulations to Giovanni (Gio) Ramos (Clinical Area) for being selected to participate in the Latino Mental Health Research Training Program, a NIH/NIMHD-funded Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training (MHIRT) program designed to prepare the very best young researchers to address disparities in mental health care of U.S. Latinos with mental illness and substance use disorders.

Amy Rapp and Michael Sun receive the SSCP Dissertation Grant Award

Date published: 3/14/2018

Congratulations to Amy Rapp and Michael Sun (Clinical Area) who received the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology Dissertation Grant Award. The dissertation grant award recognize and support students who have received approval for their dissertation project.

Nina Lichtenberg receives the NIDA National Research Service Award

Date published: 2/22/2018

Congratulations to Nina Lichtenberg (Learning & Behavior Area) who received the National Institute on Drug Abuse F31 National Research Service Award.

Jennifer Gamarra receives the Distinguished Student Service in Clinical Psychology Award

Date published: 2/22/2018

Congratulations to Jennifer Gamarra (Clinical Area) who received the 2018 Society of Clinical Psychology Division 12 Award for Distinguished Student Service in Clinical Psychology. The Distinguished Student Service Award honors a graduate student in clinical psychology who has made outstanding service contributions to the profession and community. 

Meghan Vinograd receives the Distinguished Student Practice in Clinical Psychology Award

Date published: 2/22/2018

Congratulations to Meghan Vinograd (Clinical Area) who received the 2018 Society of Clinical Psychology Division 12 Award for Distinguished Student Practice in Clinical Psychology. The Distinguished Student Practice Award honors a graduate student in clinical psychology who has made outstanding clinical practice contributions to the profession.

Chelsea Romney receives the American Psychosomatic Society Scholar Award

Date published: 1/26/2018

Congratulations to Chelsea Romney (Health Area) for receiving the American Psychosomatic Society Scholar Award. The American Psychosomatic Society Scholar Awards are given to the top student abstract submissions in different areas of psychosomatic medicine. Each award provides monetary assistance for the APS conference fees, travel, and hotel accommodations.

ReJoyce Green receives a NIH T32 Predoctoral Fellowship with the UCLA TNDA Program

Date published: 1/8/2018

Congratulations to ReJoyce Green (Clinical Area) for being awarded the National Institutes of Health T32 Predoctoral Fellowship with the UCLA Translational Neuroscience of Drug Abuse (TNDA) Program. As a TNDA trainee, ReJoyce will complete a training curriculum and complete coursework in the neuroscience of addiction.

Sarah Tashjian receives the Early Graduate Student Researcher Award

Date published: 12/11/2017

Congratulations to Sarah Tashjian (Developmental Area) for receiving the Early Graduate Student Researcher Award. The Early Graduate Student Researcher Award program recognizes students for conducting outstanding research early in their graduate training. It focuses on both the student’s general research experience and specific completed research projects. Awardees receive a monetary award that may be used for direct research expenses, software and/or conference travel.

Jenna Cummings and Leslie Rith-Najarian receive the APA Dissertation Research Award

Date published: 11/3/2017

Congratulations to Jenna Cummings (Health Area) and Leslie Rith-Najarian (Clinical Area) on being selected as recipients of the 2017 American Psychological Association (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 with research costs.

Lianne Barnes receives the SPSP Diversity Fund Graduate Travel Award

Date published: 10/25/2017

Congratulations to Lianne Barnes (Social Area) for receiving the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) Diversity Fund Graduate Travel Award. The SPSP travel award provides students with funds to be used to cover conference-related expenses.

Amy Sewart receives the 2017 Aaron T. Beck Student Achievement Award

Date published: 10/16/2017

Congratulations to Amy Sewart (Clinical Area) for being awarded the 2017 Aaron T. Beck Student Achievement Award by the Academy of Cognitive Therapy.

Congratulations to Amy Sewart (Clinical Area) for being awarded the 2017 Aaron T. Beck Student Achievement Award by the Academy of Cognitive Therapy.

Lianne Barnes receives the 2017 Norma & Seymour Feshbach Doctoral Dissertation Award

Date published: 10/9/2017

Congratulations to Lianne Barnes (Social Area) for receiving the 2017 Norma & Seymour Feshbach Doctoral Dissertation Award.

Congratulations to Lianne Barnes (Social Area) for receiving the 2017 Norma & Seymour Feshbach Doctoral Dissertation Award.

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