News and Events

2016 Dena Chertoff Graduate Student Service Award Recipients

Date published: 6/22/2016

We are pleased to announce this year’s recipients of the Dena Chertoff Graduate Student Service Award are Dr. Daisy Camacho-Thompson (Developmental Area) and Dr. Alyssa Cheadle (Health Area). This department award was established in 2009 to honor Dena Chertoff, the Graduate Advisor that served our department for 38 years. This award honors graduate students who have made outstanding contributions to the overall well-being of the students, faculty, and staff in the Psychology Department.

Lauren Sherman receives the 2016 Millard Madsen Distinguished Dissertation Award

Date published: 6/22/2016

Congratulations to Dr. Lauren Sherman (Developmental Area) for receiving the 2016 Millard Madsen Distinguished Dissertation Award for the best developmental Ph.D. dissertation.

Research by Greenfield and Sherman Gain Media Attention

Date published: 6/17/2016

NIH-funded Psychological Science research by Professor Patricia Greenfield, graduate student Lauren Sherman, and Psychiatry Professor Mirella Dapretto is featured prominently on UCLA’s home page and is featured on the UCLA Newsroom.

NIH-funded Psychological Science research by Professor Patricia Greenfield, graduate student Lauren Sherman, and Psychiatry Professor Mirella Dapretto is featured prominently on UCLA’s home page and is featured on the UCLA Newsroom.

Psychology Staff Spotlight - Ray Yamauchi

Date published: 6/17/2016

Ray joined our department in the Spring of 2013.  As a member of the IT Unit he has provided essential service to all department members by keeping our computers, printers and related devices in good working order.

Kennedy selected as Hellman Fellow

Date published: 6/9/2016

Assistant Professor Pam Kennedy has been selected as a 2016-17 UCLA Hellman Fellow. The UCLA Hellman Fellows Program was established through the kind generosity of the Hellman Fellows Fund to help promising assistant professors with their research and creative endeavors, in hopes of promoting career advancement and enhancing their progress toward tenure.

Assistant Professor Pam Kennedy has been selected as a 2016-17 UCLA Hellman Fellow. The UCLA Hellman Fellows Program was established through the kind generosity of the Hellman Fellows Fund to help promising assistant professors with their research and creative endeavors, in hopes of promoting career advancement and enhancing their progress toward tenure.

6 Psychology Graduate Students receive the DYF!

Date published: 6/3/2016

Congratulations to the 6 Psychology Graduate Students below for receiving the Dissertation Year Fellowship (DYF)! The DYF awards a $20,000 stipend and full fees to students during their last year of dissertation writing. A big round of applause to this year's recipients on this tremendous honor!

Congratulations to the 6 Psychology Graduate Students below for receiving the Dissertation Year Fellowship (DYF)! The DYF awards a $20,000 stipend and full fees to students during their last year of dissertation writing. A big round of applause to this year's recipients on this tremendous honor!

Alyssa Cheadle receives the PGSA J. Arthur Woodward Peer Mentor Award

Date published: 6/2/2016

Congratulations to Alyssa Cheadle (Health Area) for receiving the PGSA J. Arthur Woodward Peer Mentor Award!

Shepard Ivory Franz TA Award Recipients

Date published: 6/2/2016

Congratulations to the 2016 Shepard Ivory Franz TA Award recipients!

Adam Blake (Cognitive Area)
Elizabeth Dalton (Clinical Area)
Timothy Williamson (Clinical Area)
 

Clinical Area Student Award Recipients

Date published: 6/2/2016

We congratulate Clinical Area students and alum who were honored at a Clinical Area Awards Reception on May 19, 2016 for their excellence in research.

We congratulate Clinical Area students and alum who were honored at a Clinical Area Awards Reception on May 19, 2016 for their excellence in research.

Ivuoma Onyeador receives The Clara Leplin & Beatrice Rasof Fellowship Fund

Date published: 5/31/2016

Congratulations to Ivuoma Onyeador (Social Area) for receiving The Clara Leplin & Beatrice Rasof Fellowship Fund. This department endowed summer fellowship of $3,000 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!

Morgan Bartholomew receives the Wayne Levine Fellowship

Date published: 5/27/2016

Congratulations to Morgan Bartholomew (Clinical Area) for receiving the Wayne Levine Summer Fellowship. This department endowed fellowship is a summer award of $6,000. Thank you to our generous donors for their continued support of our students and department!

Erin Arruda selected to participate in AERA Institute on Statistical Analysis for Education Policy Program

Date published: 5/26/2016

Congratulations to Erin Arruda (Quantitative Area) for being selected to participate in AERA Institute on Statistical Analysis for Education Policy program. With funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the AERA Grants Program announces its AERA Institute on Statistical Analysis for Education Policy on Using Large-Scale Data to Study Mathematics Education and Outcomes.

Christopher Begeny selected to participate in Collegium of University Teaching Fellows

Date published: 5/25/2016

Congratulations to Christopher Begeny (Social Area) for being selected to participate in the UCLA Collegium of University Teaching Fellows (CUTF) through the Office of Instructional Development. The CUTF program is an innovative program that creates unique learning opportunities for both graduate students and undergraduate students on campus.  Through the program, some of UCLA's very best advanced graduate students have the opportunity to develop and teach a lower division seminar in their field of specialization on a one-time only basis.

Training Program in fMRI

Date published: 5/25/2016

Congratulations to Shannon Burns (Social Area) and Macrina Cooper-White (Social Area) for being selected to attend a 2-week intensive training program in fMRI at the University of Michigan this summer.

Macrina Cooper-White receives the 2016 National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship

Date published: 5/25/2016

Congratulations to Macrina Cooper-White (Social Area) for receiving the 2016 National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship. The NDSEG Fellowship is a highly competitive, portable fellowship that is awarded to U.S. citizens and nationals who intend to pursue a doctoral in one of the fifteen supported disciplines. 

Yujia Peng receives the Young Scientist Travel Awards

Date published: 5/25/2016

Congratulations to Yujia Peng, a second-year Cognitive student for receiving the Young Scientist Travel Awards for the 2016 annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Pennsylvania. 

Garrett Blair selected to participate in the Joint Research Institute in Science and Engineering Summer Program

Date published: 5/25/2016

Congratulations to Garrett Blair (BNS Area) for being selected to participate in the Joint Research Institute in Science and Engineering Summer Program by Peking University and UCLA! This ten-week program will allow students to participate in advanced research in science or engineering while gaining valuable international experience during the summer quarter at Peking University.

Outstanding SSCP Student Clinician Award

Date published: 5/25/2016

Congratulations to Halina Dour (Clinical Area) and Kate Herts  (Clinical Area) on receiving the 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.

NIH National Research Service Award Predoctoral Scholar Appointment

Date published: 5/25/2016

Congratulations to Aaron Lim (Clinical Area) and Jonathan Westman (Clinical Area) for receiving an appointment as a National Institutes of Health Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Predoctoral Scholar through the UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs Training Program in Addiction Health Services Research.

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