April 7, 2022 — Clinical and developmental psychology doctoral student, Victoria Guazzelli Williamson, has been awarded an F31 Ruth L Kirschstein Predoctoral Individual National Research Service Award predoctoral fellowship for her dissertation work titled "Longitudinal and Predictive Modeling to Relate Self-Evaluation and Depression in Adolescent Girls". Congratulations, Victoria!
March 15, 2022 — We are mourning our colleague and friend Sarah DuBrow’s much too early death from a sudden disease. Sarah was an extremely intelligent, warm, and funny individual who cared deeply about her scientific ideas, her students, and fairness within the scientific community. We were looking forward to witnessing her brilliant academic career and for her to play an increasingly important role in our departmental community. Sarah will be intensely missed! Our hearts are with her family.
February 14, 2022 — Professor Alayna Park is joining the department as part of Psychology’s new diversity science initiative. She completed her doctorate in clinical psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles. She has received many awards for her work from organizations such as the American Psychological Association and the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. Dr. Park's research focuses on advancing evidence-based practices in diverse and dynamic contexts, as well as mitigating racial and ethnic mental health disparities through implementation science. In her free time, Dr.
February 14, 2022 — Professor Jeff Measelle and his University Health Services colleague Angela Long have been awarded a $1.1M grant from the Oregon Health Authority to transition the Corona Corps into the Oregon Public Health Corps. The Corona Corps was launched by Measelle and Long in July of 2020. Its initial purpose was to provide University of Oregon students with the opportunity to help contain SARS-CoV-2 by supporting Lane County Public Health (LCPH) with COVID-19 case investigations, contact tracing efforts, and case management.
January 10, 2022 — 2021 was a big year for doctoral student Heather Anderson! Anderson received the University of Oregon's Women in Graduate Science's Parenting Award and the Psychology Department's Graduate Student Teaching Award. These awards helped offset the costs of teaching and conducting research while parenting a young child during a pandemic. Anderson also published an R package that furthers data science in developmental psychology by expanding researchers’ ability to use the Language Environment Analysis™ system.
December 16, 2021 — Doctoral student, Alexis Adams-Clark has been awarded the David Caul award from the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation for her research entitled "University Responses to Campus Sexual Violence and Students' Dissociative Symptoms A Longitudinal Study." This award will fund a portion of her dissertation work on campus sexual violence and institutional betrayal. Congratulations, Alexis Adams-Clark!
December 12, 2021 — UO Psychology Professor Paul Slovic has been recognized with an award from the Franklin Institute, as part of an award program for excellence in science and technology that goes back to 1824. Previous Franklin Institute honorees include Nicola Tesla, Marie Curie, and Jane Goodall, among others. Specifically, Prof. Slovic is the recipient of the 2022 Bower Award for Achievement in Science, which comes with a $250,000 prize.
December 12, 2021 — Dr. Dasa Zeithamova has received a Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers. The 6-month Fellowship will fund her sabbatical research stay at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin where she will be focusing on memory generalization across the lifespan. Congratulations, Dr. Zeithamova!
December 12, 2021 — Congratulations to Dr. Matt Smear for a recently funded R01 from the BRAIN initiative! The questions motivating this grant include: 1) How does the mouse olfactory system extract spatial information from odor stimuli? and 2) How do mice incorporate olfactospatial information into their cognitive maps during exploration of an environment?