The Department of Psychology is pleased to announce the appointment of Cynthia Berg, Professor of Psychology, as Interim Dean for the College of Social and Behavioral Science effective July 1, 2013, pending the approval of the Board of Trustees. Professor Berg has a distinguished record as a department and college leader and is respected by her colleagues and students as a researcher and teacher.
Craig Bryan’s research receiving media exposure.
Catherine Caska accepts a post-doctoral fellowship in Interprofessional Family and Couples Mental Health Care at VA Puget Sound, Seattle
Craig Bryan’s research receiving media exposure.Craig’s recent publication in JAMA Psychiatry entitled “Repetitive traumatic brain injury, psychological symptoms, and suicide risk in a clinical sample of deployed military personnel” is being widely cited. Craig has shown that traumatic brain injuries are associated with a higher risk of suicide. This is an important finding, and hopefully it can be used to prevent some suicides.
Link to Craig’s article = http://archpsyc.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1688032
Link to U or U news story = http://unews.utah.edu/news_releases/repeat-brain-injury-raises-soldiers-suicide-risk/
Here's a link to a story on NPR's Frontline web page:
Janna Dickenson receives the Frederick T. Rhodewalt Award for Innovative Scholarship.
Catherine Caska accepts a post-doctoral fellowship in Interprofessional Family and Couples Mental Health Care at VA Puget Sound, SeattleCatherine, who was offered (and accepted!) a post-doctoral fellowship in Interprofessional Family and Couples Mental Health Care at the VA Puget Sound - Seattle (where she is currently completing her clinical internship.) Her primary focus will be on developing and implementing family and couples-based services for Veterans with PTSD and other mental and medical health difficulties. This is the first year that the VA is offering this fellowship, and it's a testament to Catherine's work that she was selected for this new opportunity.
CSBS Research Day Winners: Jennifer Taber, Mallory Rogers, Tristan McIntosh and Yotam Livnat
Janna Dickenson receives the Frederick T. Rhodewalt Award for Innovative Scholarship.Janna Dickenson was selected to receive the Frederick T. Rhodewalt Award for Innovative Scholarship. This is the new award that was created in honor of Fred Rhodewalt, who was a creative thinker, a persuasive writer, and a nationally recognized scholar, and someone we also lost in 2011. This award is given to a graduate student to recognize and encourage creative, innovative or transformative research. Janna's research shows that testosterone is not the universal “hormone of desire”, but rather, that the relation between testosterone and sex drive is dependent on individual differences. The award committee (composed of 3 faculty) felt that asking the question "for whom does this relation hold" rather than "is there a relationship" was innovative and had the potential for great impact!
CSBS Research Day Winners: Jennifer Taber, Mallory Rogers, Tristan McIntosh and Yotam LivnatIn the Graduate category, Jennifer Taber won third prize. The title of her poster was “Beliefs about mood-enhancing benefits of sun exposure predict behavior among adults ages 18 to 88”.
In the Undergraduate category, Mallory Rogers won second prize. The title of Mallory’s poster was “Extracurricular activities and adherence in adolescents with Type 1 diabetes”.
Tristan McIntosh and Yotam Livnat both tied for third prize. The title of Tristan’s poster was: “Is there REALLY a difference? Person versus computer directed altruism”. The title of Yotam’s poster was: “Is time spent in deployment a stronger predictor of insomnia than time spent in service?”
Bert Uchino and Yana Suchy volunteered their time as faculty judges for the event.