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September 10, 2020

Alum David Antonucci (PhD 1981) Wins Lifetime Achievement Award for Research Excellence

We are delighted to announce that Dr. David Antonucci (PhD, 1981) is the 2020 winner of the Alfred M. Wellner Lifetime Achievement Award for Research Excellence from the National Register of Health Service Psychologists. Congratulations, David!

On winning the award, Dr. Antonucci writes, “The truth is I credit the University of Oregon psychology department for teaching me how to be a scientist practitioner. In my opinion, it is one of the greatest psychology departments in the country.”

The National Register’s Awards Committee selected Dr. Antonuccio for the Wellner award based on his numerous professional accomplishments, dedication to advocacy, and leadership in psychology. Among these many accomplishments, Dr. Antonuccio testified in the 2004 FDA hearings on the increased suicide risk of antidepressants in children, testimony that contributed to the black box warnings on antidepressant use in children. He has published and presented extensively on the efficacy of antidepressants and on the behavioral treatment of smoking cessation.

Upon receiving the award, Dr. Antonuccio said, “Clinical research is essential to the development of effective treatments. This award for excellence in research means the world to me because it is given by an organization that represents health care providers, the group of psychologists with which I most identify. I love doing psychotherapy. The tools we have as psychologists are powerful and we know that because of clinical research evaluating treatment outcomes. It has been said that ‘you can give a person fish and feed him for a day, or you can teach him how to fish and feed him for a lifetime.’ In my view, psychotherapy is the equivalent of teaching someone how to fish. Clinical research has shown us how to do that most effectively.”

More information about Dr. Antonucci’s award is here.

January 13, 2020

Faculty and Alumna Win “Rising Star” Awards from the Association for Psychological Science

Congratulations to Sarah DuBrow and Kate Mills on being named “Rising Stars” by the Association for Psychological Science, the most prominent international psychology research society! The competitive award goes to outstanding early career researchers across all fields in psychology “whose innovative work has already advanced the field and signals great potential for their continued contributions.” Congratulations, Sarah and Kate!

We are very proud of alumnus Keely Muscatell (BA, 2006), who also received the prize. Muscatell since earned her doctorate at UCLA and is now an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Congratulations, Keely!

December 11, 2017

Annual Newsletter Now Available!

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We’re excited to share our 2017 Psychology Department Newsletter! This was a great year for the department and we’re excited to share it with you. The highlights for 2017 include welcoming new faculty member, a new research center (Center for Digital Mental Health), growing portfolio of faculty research, awards and honors for our fantastic graduate students and faculty, and alumni news and updates.

We hope you enjoy reading the newsletter! It can be downloaded as a PDF (here) or you can read it in your browser below. As always, we’d love to hear your feedback.

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October 5, 2017

Seeking Alumni Updates!

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Alumni: The department would like to hear about your updates so we can include them in our annual newsletter! Please fill out this form with your updates about new projects, positions, awards, developments, etc., since Fall 2016. We’re looking forward to reading about what you’re up to!

January 9, 2017

Freyd Dynamics Lab Research Applied in VA PTSD App

PTSD Family Coach Mobile App

PTSD Family Coach Mobile App

The National Center for PTSD has adopted the listening skills from research by Melissa Foynes (PhD, 2010) and Professor Freyd to be part of the VA’s PTSD family coach mobile app. The intervention was developed in Freyd’s Dynamics Lab to help family and friends be more effective listeners for loved ones with PTSD.

Congratulations, Drs. Foynes and Freyd, on this excellent translational science that is leading to real quality of life improvement for veterans and their families!

Read more about the research here, and about the VA’s National Center for PTSD’s mobile apps here.

December 13, 2016

Annual Newsletter Released

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Psych By The Numbers

We’re excited to share the Department of Psychology’s Annual Newsletter for 2016! This was a great year for the department. Highlights this year include our innovative Faculty GO! Research Proposals, celebrations of the careers of Helen Neville and Marjorie Taylor, awards and honors for our fantastic graduate students and faculty, and the inaugural edition of the new alumni news and updates section.

Read the whole thing below. We look forward to hearing from you again next year!

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August 19, 2016

ALUMNI: Submit your updates!

AwardsPsychology alumni: We want to hear what you’ve been up to! Send us updates about new projects, positions, awards, developments, etc., using THIS FORM, and we’ll include them in the annual departmental newsletter. Please submit by the end of August to be included in that year’s  newsletter. We’re looking forward to reading about what you’re up to!

July 11, 2016

Award Spotlight: Beverly Fagot Memorial Fellowship

Beverly Fagot

The Beverly Fagot Dissertation Fellowship Fund awards support to a doctoral student that has advanced to candidacy and has a focus on research in the area of social development and/or developmental psychopathology.

The recent winners are: Naomi Aguiar and Kathryn Jankowski (2015) and Michelle Fong and Kathryn Iurino (2016).

July 5, 2016

Robyn L. Gobin (PhD, 2012) Named 2016 Judy E. Hall Early Career Psychologist Award Winner

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Robyn Gobin (PhD, 2012) has won the 2016 Judy E. Hall Early Career Psychologist Award

At the National Register’s spring meeting, the Board of Directors voted to present the 2016 Judy E. Hall, PhD, Early Career Psychologist Award to Robyn L. Gobin, PhD.

The award is named after Judy E. Hall, PhD, the Executive Officer of the National Register from 1990 to 2013. The award recognizes excellence in a National Register credentialed psychologist with fewer than ten years of postdoctoral experience, and the associated $2,500 stipend supports a project that advances the mission, vision, and values of the National Register.

Congrats, Robin!