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Dr. Purcell is one of four winners of the 2013-2014 James McKeen Cattell Award for Outstanding Dissertation in Psychology. The award, in its 43rd year, drew a distinguished pool of candidates. Dr. Purcell’s dissertation is titled Neural Mechanisms of Perceptual Decision Making and he was mentored by Dr.Thomas J. Palmeri and Dr.Jeffrey D. Schall.
Jon Kaas is the winner of the 2014 George A. Miller Prize in Cognitive Neuroscience awarded by the Cognitive Neuroscience Society. The prize is awarded annually to a neuroscientist who has conducted cutting-edge research that has revolutionized the field.
Congratulations to Brandon Moore, Keji Li, and Pooja Balaram for being selected to receive the 2013 Fine Science Tool Travel Award. This award provides funds towards the cost of attending the Society for Neuroscience meeting in San Diego, CA.
Division 3 of APA recently announced young investigator awards given for outstanding articles by young investigators in the Journal of Experimental Psychology (JEP) journals. Daryl Fougnie, former graduate student in René Marois’s lab, was one of the two winners of the award for JEP: Learning, Memory, and Cognition for an article he published with Rene….
They won significant awards at the December College Faculty Meeting on December 4, 2012. Isabel Gauthier won the Graduate Mentoring Award and Steve Hollon won the Graduate Teaching Award. Congratulations to Isabel and Steve on these well deserved honors! December 5, 2012
Congratulations to Aaron Nidiffer, Christina Cerkevich and Yaoguang Jiang for being selected to receive the 2012 Fine Science Tool Travel Award. This award provides $500 towards the cost of attending the Society for Neuroscience meeting in New Orleans, LA.
Vanderbilt University’s Neuroscience Graduate Program has been named the 2012 “Program of the Year” by the Society for Neuroscience. The award was presented Sunday, Oct. 14, during the society’s annual meeting in New Orleans. With more than 42,000 members, the society is the world’s largest organization of scientists and physicians devoted to advancing understanding of…
Three Vanderbilt University Medical Center faculty members have been awarded grants from the American Health Assistance Foundation to support their research on glaucoma and macular degeneration — the two leading causes of irreversible blindness in the world. Vanderbilt Eye Institute researchers received three of the 21 grants given by the organization tasked with funding breakthrough…
The Department of Psychology is thrilled to announce that Isabel Gauthier has officially been appointed the David K. Wilson Chair of Psychology.
The Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences is pleased to announce that David Calkins now holds the Denis M. O’Day Chair in Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences.