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Congratulations to Dr. Braden Purcell!

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.

Posted by on September 4, 2014 in Awards, News


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Congratulations to Jon Kaas!

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.

Posted by on October 24, 2013 in Awards, News


2013 Fine Science Tool Travel Award

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.

Posted by on October 23, 2013 in Awards, News, Student Relations


Congratulations to Daryl Fougnie and René Marois!

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….

Posted by on December 7, 2012 in Awards, News, Publication


Congratulations to Isabel Gauthier and Steven Hollon!

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

Posted by on December 7, 2012 in Awards, News


2012 Fine Science Tool Travel Award

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.

Posted by on November 1, 2012 in Awards, Student Relations


Brain Matters

VU Neuroscience Graduate Program recognized as best in the nation for 2012

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…

Posted by on October 25, 2012 in Awards, News


Grants help propel glaucoma, macular degeneration research

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…

Posted by on October 2, 2012 in Awards, News


Isabel Gauthier

Congratulations to Isabel Gauthier

The Department of Psychology is thrilled to announce that Isabel Gauthier has officially been appointed the David K. Wilson Chair of Psychology.

Posted by on August 28, 2012 in Awards, News


David Calkins

Congratulations to David J. Calkins!

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.

Posted by on August 28, 2012 in Awards, News


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