Professor Lara Ray Receives Eva King-Killam Research Award

Date published: 12/14/2017

Congratulations to Professor Lara Ray for receiving the Eva King-Killam Research Award from the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology. The award is presented on the basis of outstanding translational research contributions to neuropsychopharmacology.

Matlab licenses for researchers available

Date published: 12/13/2017

We once again have available a batch of Matlab licenses that may be purchased by research labs for $155 each.  This greatly reduced price is the result of having purchased a large quantity in advance, with the expectation that these will be distributed and costs recovered accordingly.  If you’re interested in obtaining one of these licenses please submit a helpdesk request, and provide the FAU to which the license can be charged.  Licenses will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

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.

Professor Blaisdell Interviewed by Mind Field

Date published: 12/11/2017

Professor Aaron Blaisdell was interviewed on a YouTube Red show called Mind Field, hosted by Internet Personality Michael Stevens. The episode is about the trolley dilemma and is available to watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sl5KJ69qiA.

Highlighting Faculty Member Elizabeth Ligon Bjork

Date published: 12/1/2017

Memory and learning are central to every aspect of cognition and behavior and the main focus of my research.  In the lab I co-direct with Robert Bjork, we explore the symbiotic interactions between learning and forgetting that often—and unintuitively—foster an adaptive memory system.

Memory and learning are central to every aspect of cognition and behavior and the main focus of my research.  In the lab I co-direct with Robert Bjork, we explore the symbiotic interactions between learning and forgetting that often—and unintuitively—foster an adaptive memory system.

Jill Waterman Received Adoption Excellence Award

Date published: 11/20/2017

Jill Waterman, Adjunct Professor Emerita, received a 2017 national Adoption Excellence Award for “extraordinary contributions in supporting adoption and permanency outcomes for children in foster care” for her work with UCLA TIES for Families.

Jill Waterman, Adjunct Professor Emerita, received a 2017 national Adoption Excellence Award for “extraordinary contributions in supporting adoption and permanency outcomes for children in foster care” for her work with UCLA TIES for Families.

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.

Winter Enrollment Information

Date published: 10/27/2017

The Winter 2018 Schedule has been updated with more information on class offerings. Please note that priority enrollment pass appointments began November 6 and first pass enrollment appointments began November 9.  Second pass apparointments began November 16. Please make sure to check and double check your enrollment appointments through myUCLA.

The Winter 2018 Schedule has been updated with more information on class offerings. Please note that priority enrollment pass appointments began November 6 and first pass enrollment appointments began November 9.  Second pass apparointments began November 16. Please make sure to check and double check your enrollment appointments through myUCLA.

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.

MFA Enrollment needed by October 31

Date published: 10/16/2017

As of today about half of our department members have successfully enrolled their UCLA Logons in MFA (Multi-Factor Authentication).  If you haven't done so already, please take the important step of enrolling now.  The deadline for employees to complete enrollment is October 31, 2017.  

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.

Congratulations to Dr. Janet Tomiyama!

Date published: 10/9/2017

The Health Psychology Area is delighted to announce that Dr. Janet Tomiyama was promoted to Associate Professor this year and was among the five psychological scientists awarded the 2017 Association for Psychological Science (APS) Janet Taylor Spence Award for Transformative Early Career Contributions. The Janet Taylor Spence Award, named for APS’s first elected president, recognizes early-career scientists whose cutting-edge work promises to advance psychological science. Here is an interview with Professor Tomiyama, published in the APS Observer.

The Health Psychology Area is delighted to announce that Dr. Janet Tomiyama was promoted to Associate Professor this year and was among the five psychological scientists awarded the 2017 Association for Psychological Science (APS) Janet Taylor Spence Award for Transformative Early Career Contributions. The Janet Taylor Spence Award, named for APS’s first elected president, recognizes early-career scientists whose cutting-edge work promises to advance psychological science. Here is an interview with Professor Tomiyama, published in the APS Observer.

Welcome Incoming Class of 2017!

Date published: 10/5/2017

We were proud to welcome 36 incoming students to our graduate program during Orientation Day on Tuesday, September 26, 2017!

We were proud to welcome 36 incoming students to our graduate program during Orientation Day on Tuesday, September 26, 2017!

Timothy Williamson receives the Lung Health Dissertation Grant

Date published: 10/5/2017

Congratulations to Timothy Williamson (Clinical Area) for being selected to receive the 2017-2018 Lung Health Dissertation Grant from the American Lung Association.

Professor Jim Stigler Named Fellow of Precision Institute at National University

Date published: 10/2/2017

Congratulations to Professor Jim Stigler on being named the first Fellow of the Precision Institute at National University. In his role as a fellow, he will contribute to developing and sharing research that explores data-driven approaches to identifying and applying personalized learning methodologies in higher education.

Highlighting Faculty Member Katherine Karlsgodt

Date published: 10/2/2017

Adolescence is a time of ongoing neurodevelopment, as well as a period of risk for development of major mental illnesses such as schizophrenia. My laboratory uses neuroimaging to investigate how changes in the brain during this dynamic period may contribute to cognitive function and illness onset.

Adolescence is a time of ongoing neurodevelopment, as well as a period of risk for development of major mental illnesses such as schizophrenia. My laboratory uses neuroimaging to investigate how changes in the brain during this dynamic period may contribute to cognitive function and illness onset.

Professor Monti's Research Highlighted in UCLA’s 2016-17 Year in Review

Date published: 9/26/2017

Congratulations to Professor Martin Monti whose brain stimulation research was highlighted as one of 10 “Daring Leaps Forward” in UCLA’s new 2016-17 Year in Review: https://yearinreview.ucla.edu/story/martinmonti

Alayna Park and Amy Rapp receive the SCCAP Student Achievement Awards

Date published: 9/20/2017

Congratulations to Alayna Park and Amy Rapp (Clinical Area) who received the Student Achievement Awards from the Society of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology (SCCAP). SCCAP seeks to recognize students who have made a significant contribution to the field of clinical child and adolescent psychology, either through work on a recent youth-focused research project or through teaching, mentoring, clinical work and other forms of community engagement.

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