- Congratulations to Dr. James Mantell, our newest tenure track faculty member!
- Welcome to our newest Visiting Assistant Professor, Dr. Russell Webster, and welcome back to Visiting Assistant Professor Dr. Richard Abrams.
- Dr. Renee Dennison's recent study, “The Role of Couple Discrepancies in Cognitive and Behavioral Egalitarianism in Marital Quality,” is getting a lot of press lately. Read more here and listen to Dr. Dennison's podcast on why chore sharing can make or break a marriage!
Katherine Grein '13 was selected as the recipient of an award that was established in spring 2012 to honor Dr. Laraine Glidden's career contributions to the advancement of undergraduate participation in research involving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. The award paid $500 towards Katherine’s expenses to travel to the 2013 Gatlinburg Conference in San Antonio to present her work. Katherine worked with Dr. Glidden in either directed research or paid work from her sophomore through her senior year. She is a co-author on a 2012 publication, and they are working together on two others that are under review.
Sasha Goluskin '12 received a Psi Chi Undergraduate Research Grant of $1,158.69 in support of her SMP research, "Prenatal Fluoxetine Exposure: Mitigation of Emotional-Behavioral Abnormalities with Neonatal Tactile Stimulation" (under the mentorship of Dr. Aileen Bailey).
Katerina Placek '12 received a Psi Chi Undergraduate Research Grant of $1,500 in support of her SMP research, "Investigating the Role of the 5-HT 1B Receptor in the CA1 of Rats" (under the mentorship of Dr. Aileen Bailey).
Jesse Flerlage '11 received a Sigma Xi grant of $900 in support of his SMP research, "Role of ΔFosB in Enhanced Incubation of Cocaine Craving in the Neonatal Ventral Hippocampal Lesion Model of Schizophrenia" (under the mentorship of Dr. Anne Marie Brady).
Jackie Fullerton '12 was awarded a CUR/Psi Chi Summer Research Grant to conduct research in Dr. Anne Marie Brady's laboratory. The award provided a $3,500 stipend for her to work full-time in the laboratory during summer 2011. She investigated executive function deficits in a rat model of schizophrenia.
Julie Bernstein '11 (a psyc major, neuroscience minor, and member of Psi Chi since December '09) was awarded a Psi Chi Summer Research Grant in the amount of $3,500 to work full-time with Dr. Brady in the lab during summer 2010. She investigated behavioral abnormalities in an animal model of dual diagnosis (schizophrenia and drug addiction).
Kimberly Konka '10 received a Sigma Xi grant of $978 in support of her SMP research "Investigating the effects of postnatal exposure to Prozac on adult rat motor and emotional behavior" under the mentorship of Dr. Aileen Bailey. Kimmie finished her project in SP10.
Alex Hernandez was selected for a 2009 Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) Biology Travel Award for his abstract entitled "An investigation of sex differences in behavior in the neonatal ventral hippocampal lesion rat model of schizophrenia" that was submitted to the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, October 17-21 2009, in Chicago, IL. Alex's award was $250 and he also received a matching award from the Neuroscience program to help pay for his travel expenses.
Jennifer Slomski, Christopher Heiland, and Liz Smith received Sigma Xi grants of $996, $800 and $400 respectively. Awards supported students' SMP animal-involved research under the mentorship of Dr. Anne Marie Brady. Jen and Chris finished their projects in SP09 and Liz finished her project in SP10.
Trevor Logan, Jenalee Coster and Robert Blackwell received Sigma Xi grants of $400, $700, & $1000 respectively. Awards supported students' SMP animal-involved research. Trevor and Jenalee were mentored by Dr. Aileen Bailey. Robert Backwell completed his SMP under the mentorship of Dr. Anne Marie Brady.
Jackie McGill received a Sigma Xi grant of $1,000 and a Psi Chi award for $1,431.95. Chelsea Reid received a Sigma Xi grant of $1,000. Cassie Ruiz received a Sigma Xi grant of $400. Awards supported students' SMP animal-involved research under the mentorship of Dr. Anne Marie Brady.