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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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Dr. Sohee Park wins the Alexander Gralnick Research Investigator Prize

Jul. 23, 2020—Congratulations to Sohee Park for winning the 2020 Alexander Gralnick Research Investigator Prize! The Gralnick Prize supports exceptional research and mentoring accomplishments in the area of serious mental illness. The prize was established by the A...

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Dr. Jennifer Trueblood selected 2020 Chancellor Faculty Fellow

Jul. 20, 2020—Congratulations to Dr. Jennifer Trueblood for being selected as 2020 Chancellor Faculty Fellow at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Trueblood is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Vanderbilt University investigating decision making, reaso...

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Graduate Student Noah Robinson’s virtual reality research featured in the Tennessean

May. 28, 2020—Kira McCabe received the Award for Excellence in Research from the Mensa Foundation for her article "Who Shines Most Among the Brightest? A 25-Year Longitudinal Study of Elite STEM Graduate Students." What a wonderful accomplishment, Kira. Congratulati...

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CONGRATULATIONS LISA!

Jan. 16, 2020—Lisa Fazio won an Early Career Impact Award from Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences (FABBS). Her research focuses on the human memory system and how our brains support and derail efforts to gain new, accurate knowledge. The sam...

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