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Heather Anderson

Heather Anderson funded to present her research on babies' at-home language!

October 6, 2022 — This summer, Heather Anderson made our department proud by presenting her research on new insights about infants’ auditory environments at the International Congress on Infant Studies (ICIS). Anderson, a doctoral student in the UO Learning Lab, was one of 30 graduate students worldwide to receive the ICIS Graduate Student Travel Award.

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Dr. Elizabeth (Birdie) Shirtcliff

Dr. Elizabeth (Birdie) Shirtcliff explains the impact of stress on puberty

September 27, 2022 — Dr. Elizabeth (Birdie) Shirtcliff, who joined our department last February, used her expertise in stress and sex hormones to weigh in on a conversation in Discover Magazine examining the causes of early puberty. Dr. Shirtcliff researches hormones by analyzing noninvasive biospecimens like saliva and hair in the Center for Translational Neuroscience and UO Biomarker Cluster.

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Congratulations Summer Graduates!

September 12, 2022 — We’d like to extend a heartfelt congratulations to those who completed their doctorate degrees this summer! These graduates worked hard and achieved much. The psychology department is proud to have been part of their academic journey.Dr. Sarah Donaldson worked with Jennifer Pfeifer on her dissertation: Dating and Mating in Adolescence: How Hormones and Puberty Influence Mating Motivation in Adolescence.Dr. Lea Frank worked with Dasa Zeithamova on their dissertation: Individual Differences in Hippocampal Connectivity Contribute to Different Memory Processes.

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Leticia Garcia

Leticia Garcia funded to study medical racism

September 9, 2022 — Leticia Garcia, a student in the Online Master’s Program for Psychology, was recently awarded a grant by both the Center for the Study of Women in Society and the Center for Institutional Courage.

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Dr. Chanel Meyers

Meet Dr. Chanel Meyers, New Assistant Professor in Diversity Science!

September 6, 2022 — The department’s Diversity Science Search found a true gem in Dr. Chanel Meyers, whose research focuses on the role diversity plays in intergroup processes.  Born and raised in Hawaii, Dr. Meyers experienced culture-shock when she moved to the “mainland” U.S. to earn her B.S. in psychology. This experience of culture shock, as well as her experiences as a multiracial individual, led her to question how racial diversity impacts the way we deal with race and identity.

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Welcome New Graduate Students!

August 31, 2022 — This fall, we will have a batch of new faces in our department: 13 new doctoral students and 5 new master’s students. We are very excited to have such a talented group join us!

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Sarah DuBrow Memorial Symposium and Memorial Service

August 24, 2022 — This past July, Dr. Sarah DuBrow’s friends, family, and colleagues flew into Eugene from all over the country and gathered on the UO campus to honor her life, both academic and personal. Dr. DuBrow died in February of an aggressive form of cancer, leaving a big hole in our department and our hearts.

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Door to Psychology Clinic

Research-based Training at the Psychology Clinic

August 23, 2022 — On the south side of Straub is a small door leading to U.O.’s Psychology Clinic, where clinical students receive high quality training and clients get gold standard, evidence-based treatment. Clinical training begins in students’ second year with a core practicum in which they learn how to provide cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), a common type of talk therapy that helps clients identify and correct inaccurate or negative thinking.

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Cambodian Family

UO Researchers in Cambodia testing benefits of maternal Vitamin B1 supplementation for infant development!

August 11, 2022 — Dr. Jeffrey Measelle and Dr. Dare Baldwin, along with a team of UO graduate and undergraduate students, collaborated on a clinical trial led by Dr. Kyly Whitfield testing the efficacy of thiamine (Vitamin B1) supplementation in promoting developmental thriving for infants. Thiamine deficiency, common in Cambodia, is a threat to infants’ survival and well-being, putting them at risk of impaired neuro-cognitive development. Dr. Baldwin, Dr. Measelle, and their team helped to train Cambodian staff to collect measures of neuro-behavioral functioning and caregiver-infant interactions.

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Dr. Mariah Kornbluh

Meet Dr. Mariah Kornbluh, New Assistant Professor in Developmental & Community Psychology!

July 25, 2022 — With a background in participatory action research and developmental psychology, Dr. Kornbluh is bringing a fresh perspective into our department this fall. For those unfamiliar with participatory action research, it is an approach to research where the researchers and participants work together to understand a problem and work towards solutions. Dr.

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