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Nov. 15, 2021 – Dr. Jon Kass, Distinguished Professor of Neuroscience, received the 2021 Ralph W. Gerard Prize in Neuroscience, the highest recognition conferred by the Society for Neuroscience. The Ralph W. Gerard Prize in Neuroscience honors outstanding scientists who have made significant contributions to neuroscience throughout his or her careers. The prize is named for the revered neuroscientist...

Nov. 12, 2021 – Samantha Pegg, a doctoral student in the lab of Autumn Kujawa, receives the Outstanding Student Researcher Award from the Society of the Science of Clinical Psychology (SSCP). Her research examines how emotional and social processing contributes to the development of mood disorders, specifically looking at the relationships between reward processing and depression. She recently received...

Nov. 10, 2021 – In the summer of 2022, the Department of Psychology will be offering two 10-week summer research fellowships in psychological science or neuroscience.  These research fellows will work in the laboratory of a faculty member in the Department of Psychology.  The aim of these fellowships is to provide a full-time research experience to students who are...

Oct. 28, 2021 – Ashli-Ann Douglas, a doctoral candidate in the lab of Bethany Rittle-Johnson, receives Patrice L. Engle Dissertation Grant. The Patrice L. Engle Dissertation Grant provides support for junior students interested in a career in global early child development who are from or doing research in low- or middle-income countries. The Grant includes $5,000 USD to support dissertation research and a...

Sep. 09, 2021 – Sarah Jessup, Ph.D. student in the laboratory of Bunmi Olatunji, has won a 2021 APF/COGDOP Graduate Student Scholarship for her work on  ‘Benefits of the “Worst-Case Scenario”: A Multi-Level, Clinical Examination of Confronting the Feared Outcome During Exposure Therapy.’    The American Psychological Foundation (APF) provides financial support for innovative research and programs for graduate...

Aug. 27, 2021 – Dr. Gordon Logan received the 2021 Earl Sutherland Prize for Achievement in Research. This prestigious recognition is awarded annually at Vanderbilt to a researcher with exceptional achievements in research, scholarship, or creative expression that have garnered significant national and international recognition. The award recognizes particularly research contributions over the past decade. We wholeheartedly congratulate Gordon...

Aug. 06, 2021 – Brian Bernstein, a Quantitative Methods Ph.D. student working with David Lubinski, earned the junior-division 2020-2021 Award for Excellence in Research from the MENSA Foundation for his Psychological Science article entitled “Psychological Constellations Assessed at Age 13 Predict Distinct Forms of Eminence 35 Years Later,” co-authored by David Lubinski and Dean Camilla Benbow. David Lubinski, a Quantitative Methods...

Aug. 06, 2021 – Kathryn  Humphreys, an assistant professor of psychology and human development,  was selected for the 2021 ZERO TO THREE ‘s Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health (IECMH) Emerging Leadership Award in the category of Research.  This competitive award is acknowledgment of professionals who demonstrate significant visionary and cutting-edge work with potential to transform practices, policies, and...

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