Graduating Ducks

Spring 2022 Psychology Commencement Event!

April 14, 2022 — Our registration form is now open! Please fill it out completely by May 27th to secure a place at the event. Tickets are not required. More information is available at our website:

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Dr. Elizabeth Phelps presents the Annual Fred Attneave Memorial Lecture

Dr. Elizabeth Phelps selected to present 33rd Annual Fred Attneave Memorial Lecture

April 12, 2022 — We are pleased to host Dr. Elizabeth Phelps of Harvard University for our 33rd annual Fred Attneave Memorial Lecture, “Mechanisms of Threat Control:Translational Challenges”! The lecture is on Friday, May 13th at 3:30pm in Straub 145. Please join us!

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Dr. Melynda Casement

Dr. Melynda Casement funded to study how sleep impacts mental health in adolescents and young adults!

April 8, 2022 — Got enough sleep lately? Well two newly-funded projects from Dr. Melynda Casement will evaluate whether insufficient sleep and stressful life events contribute to symptoms of depression and alcohol use disorder (AUD). In order to examine this, they will enhance sleep duration and timing and measure its impact on reward- and stress-related brain function. These projects will be the first to run in the new “sleep pods” in the basement of Straub Hall.

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Grow your career through UO's Online Master's in Psychology

Applications open for the UO’s Online Master’s in Psychology program!

April 7, 2022 — This program is designed for working professionals looking to advance in their career and make an impact in public health and is:✓ 100% online✓ ½ the average cost of in-person✓ 6 terms✓ 18 courses✓ No GRE required

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Announcing the Ballmer Institute of Children's Behavioral Health

March 15, 2022 — The Department of Psychology is thrilled to be part of the Ballmer Institute for Children's Behavioral Health, made possible by a greater than $425 million gift from Connie & Steve Ballmer. This transformational gift seeks to establish a new institute geared at providing critical mental and behavioral health to the children of Oregon.

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Victoria Guazzelli Williamson awarded an F31 NRSA Fellowship

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!

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Record Number of Psychology Undergraduate Majors

April 7, 2022 — A record number of undergraduate students have declared Psychology as their major!

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Sarah Dubrow

Dr. Sarah DuBrow

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.

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Alayna Park Joins the Department

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.

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Jeff Measelle and Colleagues Transition Corona Corps into the Oregon Public Health Corps

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.

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