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Grad. Student Sarah Jessup wins APF/COGDOP Scholarship – Congratulations !

Sep. 9, 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...

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Dr. Gordon Logan receives Earl Sutherland Prize for Achievement in Research

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...

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Congratulations Bernstein & Lubinski: Two Awards for Excellence in Research!

Aug. 6, 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...

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Kathryn Humphreys was selected for the 2021 ZERO TO THREE ‘s Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health (IECMH) Emerging Leadership Award!

Aug. 6, 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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Congratulations to Toni and Meredyth!

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...

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Dr. Leigh Scheer won the David Schleyer Faculty Award!

May. 12, 2021—Congratulations to Leigh Scheer for winning the David Schleyer Faculty Award! The David Schleyer Faculty Award is established by the generous gift of Mary Zygala Schleyer and William T. Schleyer of Rye Beach, New Hampshire, in honor of their son, David Franklin Schleyer, in appreciation of the support he received by faculty at Peabody during his...

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Dr. Megan Saylor received the Ellen Gregg Ingalls Award for Excellence in Classroom Teaching!

Apr. 17, 2021—Megan Saylor, professor of psychology and human development, received the Ellen Gregg Ingalls Award for Excellence in Classroom Teaching at Vanderbilt’s Spring Faculty Assembly. Congratulations, Meg!  Find the details here.  

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Dr. Katharine Thakkar named 2021 Rising Star for her research on schizophrenia

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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Faculty members have been selected for the class of fellows!

Sep. 19, 2020—Jennifer Trueblood, Georgene Troseth, Megan Saylor, Duane Watson, Kate Humphreys, Bethany Rittle-Johnson, Sonya Sterba, Sarah Brown-Schmidt, and Lisa Fazio were named APS Fellows. The status of fellow is awarded to APS members who have made outstanding contributions to the science of psychology in the areas of research, teaching, service, and application. And Sonya Sterba was named an APA...

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Dr. Bunmi Olatunji, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of Psychology named interim Dean of the Graduate School

Sep. 14, 2020—Congratulations to Prof. Bunmi Olatunji for assuming a critical leadership role as interim Dean of the Graduate School at Vanderbilt. Dr. Olatunji is Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of Psychology with a distinguished academic profile in clinical psychology. Dr. Olatunji will foster the strong focus on Graduate Education at Vanderbilt.

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