Graduate Division Privately Endowed Fellowship Recipients

Date published: 5/8/2018

Congratulations to the following students for receiving 2018-2019 Graduate Division Privately Endowed Fellowships!

Congratulations to the following students for receiving 2018-2019 Graduate Division Privately Endowed Fellowships!

Carolyn Parkinson Receives 2017-18 Life Sciences Excellence Award

Date published: 5/1/2018

Congratulations to Carolyn Parkinson for receiving the 2017-18 Life Sciences Excellence Award for Outstanding Research Publication for her paper, “Similar Neural Responses Predict Friendship.”

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 Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference

Date published: 4/11/2018

The 27th annual UCLA Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference (PURC) will be on May 4, 2018. 

Students from across the nation will be presenting posters in the Bruin Reception Room of Ackerman Union and conducting paper talks in Franz Hall. Stay tuned for a full schedule of times and presenters so you can attend and learn more!

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.

Highlighting Faculty Member Avishek Adhikari

Date published: 4/2/2018

We are studying critical survival responses to evade life-threatening danger, such as asphyxiation. Unfortunately, the circuits that control escape to these threats can also induce panic attacks. We investigate the mechanisms underlying both adaptive escape as well as maladaptive panic attacks.

We are studying critical survival responses to evade life-threatening danger, such as asphyxiation. Unfortunately, the circuits that control escape to these threats can also induce panic attacks. We investigate the mechanisms underlying both adaptive escape as well as maladaptive panic attacks.

Denise Chavira Receives Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award

Date published: 3/28/2018

Congratulations to Professor Denise Chavira for receiving the 2017-18 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award for Community Service and Praxis. This award honors “a faculty member who has built solid, lasting, and meaningful partnerships with community groups and organizations who have a significant impact on the diversity of Los Angeles and surrounding communities.”

Michelle Craske Featured in Chronicle of Higher Education Article

Date published: 3/23/2018

Professor Michelle Craske was featured in a Chronicle of Higher Education article titled “In a Fight Against Depression, UCLA Relies on Technology.” The article is available on the Chronicle’s website.

Patricia Greenfield Wrote Op-Ed for Miami Herald

Date published: 3/22/2018

Professor Patricia Greenfield wrote an opinion piece in the Miami Herald about violent video games and assault weapons in the U.S. The op-ed is available on the Miami Herald's website.

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.

Professor Martie Haselton’s New Book Receives Media Attention

Date published: 3/8/2018

Congratulations to Professor Martie Haselton on her new book “Hormonal: The Hidden Intelligence of Hormones — how they drive desire, shape relationships, influence our choices, and make us wiser.”

Congratulations to Professor Martie Haselton on her new book “Hormonal: The Hidden Intelligence of Hormones — how they drive desire, shape relationships, influence our choices, and make us wiser.”

Professor Rissman Selected as Kavli Fellow of National Academy of Sciences

Date published: 2/23/2018

Congratulations to Professor Jesse Rissman for being selected as a Kavli Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences for 2018.

Congratulations to Professor Jesse Rissman for being selected as a Kavli Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences for 2018.

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.

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