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Feb. 11, 2022 – Congratulations to Dr. Antonia Kaczkurkin to be awarded the prestigious APS Janet Taylor Spence Award for Transformative Early Career Contributions. Dr. Antonia Kaczkurkin is Assist. Prof. in the Department of Psychology, focusing on understanding the neurobiological mechanisms that contribute to the etiology of internalizing disorders. The APS Janet Taylor Spence Award recognizes researchers who have...

Jan. 13, 2022 – Dr. David G. Schlundt, Associate Professor of Psychology, joins a collaborative NIH funded project to address health disparities and advance health equity in Nashville. The project includes TSU, Meharry and the Congregational Health and Education Network devoted to advance social factors in health. Dr. Schlundt’s multidisciplinary team will work with 30 Nashville-area churches to develop...

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...

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...

Jun. 30, 2021 – Toni Kaczkurkin and Meredyth Wegener have both been selected as junior faculty teaching fellows. Fellows are selected based on identification of clear and achievable goals for program participation and for use of research funds; potential impact at Vanderbilt; support from their chair; and readiness to learn in the program. Click on the link for further details....

Mar. 29, 2021 – Dr. Randolph Blake is the 2021 recipient of the Jeffrey Nordhaus Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching (Natural Sciences Division). The award recognizes faculty of the College of Arts and Science at Vanderbilt University who have excelled in teaching undergraduates. Nominations are reviewed and ranked by student members of Phi Beta Kappa, after which the...

Mar. 18, 2021 – Dr. Katharine Thakkar is the 2021 Rising Star Awardee, receiving this Research Excellence Award from the Schizophrenia International Research Society (SIRS)! The SIRS Rising Star Award recognizes Katharine as an outstanding early career researcher who has shown exceptional research in the field of schizophrenia. Katharine completed her Ph.D. in clinical psychology in the Department of...

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