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.

Profs. Bob Bjork and Elizabeth Bjork Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Date published: 4/14/2021

Congratulations to Profs. Bob Bjork and Elizabeth Bjork for receiving the Western Psychological Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award! To be conferred on April 28, the award recognizes their lifetime of outstanding achievements in teaching, research, and professional involvement.

Distinguished Prof. Patricia Greenfield Receives Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) Award

Date published: 4/5/2021

Congratulations to Prof. Greenfield for receiving the 2021 SRCD Distinguished Contributions to the Interdisciplinary Understanding of Child Development Award for her “cutting-edge, integrative work across developmental psychology, anthropology, sociology, communication, ecology, economics, textiles, gender/ethnic/racial studies, education, linguistics, primate sciences, pediatrics, and neuroscience."

Highlighting Faculty Member Idan Blank

Date published: 3/29/2021

Language is our main tool for transferring thoughts from one mind to another. The BlankLangLab studies the mental processes that make language comprehension possible, and the relationship between these linguistic mechanisms and the rest of the human mind.

Language is our main tool for transferring thoughts from one mind to another. The BlankLangLab studies the mental processes that make language comprehension possible, and the relationship between these linguistic mechanisms and the rest of the human mind.

Psychology Staff Spotlight Award - Emilia Ninova

Date published: 3/29/2021

We are happy to announce that Emilia Ninova, our Graduate Admissions Coordinator, has been selected to receive the Psychology Staff Spotlight award for her outstanding work in Student Services.  Emilia has held this position for three years and managed our record breaking number of 1659 applications to our Ph.D.

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.

Isabelle Lanser receives the Norma & Seymour Feshbach Doctoral Dissertation Award

Date published: 3/25/2021

Congratulations to Isabelle Lanser (Clinical Area) for receiving the Norma & Seymour Feshbach Doctoral Dissertation Award. The Norma & Seymour Feshbach Doctoral Dissertation Award provides funds for dissertation research on the reduction of human aggression or on positive social behavior.

Julia Yarrington receives the inaugural Pritzker Graduate Scholar Award

Date published: 3/25/2021

Congratulations to Julia Yarrington (Clinical Area) for being selected by the Pritzker Committee for Excellence to receive the inaugural Pritzker Graduate Scholar Award! Julia’s research focuses on predicting risk for psychopathology and identifying factors to promote more specialized treatment of mood disorders. Her primary mentor is Distinguished Professor Michelle Craske. The award is a result of the extraordinary generosity of the Anthony and Jeanne Pritzker Family Foundation to the Department of Psychology

Blanche Wright receives the Taylor M. Brown Award

Date published: 3/25/2021

Congratulations to Blanche Wright (Clinical Area) for being named a recipient of the 2020 Taylor M. Brown Award! The award, established in honor of biosciences graduate student Taylor M. Brown, recognizes exceptional Ph.D. students in the biosciences who reflect the characteristics that made Taylor such a special member of the UCLA community. The awardees are well-rounded, with strong interpersonal skills and broad interests, and are passionate about mentorship, leadership, teaching, and science.

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