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Published: 06/12/2018
Summer 2018

Graduate Program

Graduate Accomplishments

Autumn 2017

Linda Zou (Social Psychology and Personality Area with Sapna Cheryan) received a dissertation research grant from the UW's Washington Institute for the Study of Inequality & Race.

Natasha Gulati (Adult Clinical Area with William George) was awarded the 2017 APAGS/Psi Chi Junior Scientist Fellowship which supports graduate students who are within their first 12mos of a training program, in recognition of the research they have begun and to assist them on research growth by providing feedback on their future applications to the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship.

Megan Ramaiya (Adult Clinical Area with Jane Simoni) received a travel fellowship from the Department of Global Health and shared some of her insights on the research she believes in.

Linda Zou Natasha Gulati Megan Ramaiya Elizabeth Ake Ashley Ruba Matt Enkema
Linda Zou Natasha Gulati Megan Ramaiya Elizabeth Ake Ashley Ruba Matt Enkema

Elizabeth Ake (Developmental Area with Kristina Olson), Ashley Ruba (Developmental Area with Betty Repacholi), Matt Enkema (Adult Clinical Area with Mary Larimer), Saethra Fritscher (Animal Behavior Area with Michael Beecher), Nick Lozier (Animal Behavior Area with Joseph Sisneros), and Ruiyu Zeng (Animal Behavior Area with Joseph Sisneros) all completed their general exams and advanced to candidacy during autumn 2017.

Two students earned their master's degrees: Adriana Germano (Social Psychology and Personality Area with Stephanie Fryberg) and Rosie Walker (Adult Clinical Area with Lori Zoellner).

Bryan Kutner (Adult Clinical Area with Jane Simoni) and Robert Mohr (Animal Behavior Area with Joseph Sisneros) graduated with their Ph.D. in autumn 2017. Bryan is a post-doctoral research fellow at the HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies at Columbia University and Robert is at Amazon Spheres in Seattle.

Saethra Fritscher Nick Lozier Ruiyu Zeng Adriana Germano Rosie Walker Robert Mohr
Saethra Fritscher Nick Lozier Ruiyu Zeng Adriana Germano Rosie Walker Robert Mohr

 

Winter 2018


A. Paige Peterson (Adult Clinical Area with Corey Fagan) was awarded the Society for a Science in Clinical Psychology (SSCP) Dissertation Award - congratulations!

Prerna Martin (Child Clinical Area with Shannon Dorsey) was selected for a 2018-2020 Doris Duke Fellowship for the Promotion of Child Well-Being. Her profile can be found on their fellowship cohort 8 website. Prerna has previously provided a perspective on her research in New Delhi's slums, while being supported by the Graduate School's Top Scholar recruitment award. And fellow graduate student, Charlotte Heleniak (Child Clinical Area with Kate McLaughlin) had previously received the Doris Duke Fellowship and her spotlight is located here.

A. Paige Peterson Prerna Martin Charlotte Heleniak Lily Durwood Katie Fladeboe Margarita Zeitlin
A. Paige Peterson Prerna Martin Charlotte Heleniak Lily Durwood Katie Fladeboe Margarita Zeitlin


Lily Durwood
(Child Clinical Area with Kate McLaughlin and Kristina Olson) received an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. 

Katy Fladeboe (Developmental Area with Lynn Fainsilber Katz)'s paper "Caregiver Perceptions of Stress and Sibling Conflict During Pediatric Cancer Treatment" has been selected as the featured article for the next Journal of Pediatric Psychology. Katy is currently our Lead TA for the 2017-2018 academic year and has been doing a wonderful job!

Margarita Zeitlin (Cognition and Perception Area with Lee Osterhout) was one of the 2018 nominees for the campus-wide Excellence in Teaching Award.

Haley Carroll (Adult Clinical Area with Mary Larimer) was a finalist for the Lancet award at the Consortium for Universities in Global Health conference for her research on intimate partner violence in Peru, which was supported by the competitve Fogarty Kuskaya fellowship.

Raoni Demnitz (Cognition and Perception Area with Susan Joslyn), Brian Jackson (Behavioral Neuroscience Area with David Gire), Hilary Lambert (Child Clinical Area with Kate McLaughlin), and Michael McDonald (Cognition and Perception Area with Cheryl Kaiser) passed their general exams while Leah Lucid (Child Clinical Area with Shannon Dorsey) completed her master's.

Tanner DeLawyer (Behavioral Neuroscience Area with Steve Buck) successfully defended his dissertation, "Brown Induction and Red/Green Hue Shifts" and is now a post-doctoral researcher at the Kochi University of Technology in Japan.

Haley Carroll Raoni Demnitz Brian Jackson Hilary Lambert Michael McDonald Leah Lucid
Haley Carroll Raoni Demnitz Brian Jackson Hilary Lambert Michael McDonald Leah Lucid

 

Spring 2018

The Psychology Department Scholars (PDS) summer awards, created in 2015, are crucial to both recruitment and retainment. This year's PDS recruitment scholars are Imani Burris (Social Psychology and Personality Area with Stephanie Fryberg) and Kevan Kidder (Behavioral Neuroscience Area with Sheri Mizumori). Continuing retainment scholars are Carly Loyer (Animal Behavior Area with Michael Beecher), Megan Ramaiya (Adult Clinical Area with Jane Simoni), Roy Seo (Cognition and Perception Area with Chantel Prat), and Linda Zou (Social Psychology and Personality Area with Sapna Cheryan).

Jessica Canning (Adult Clinical Area with Mary Larimer) received a travel grant through the Graduate & Professional Student Senate, which allowed her to attend the Research Society on Alcoholism in San Francisco.

Bryan Kutner Imani Burris Kevin Kidder Carly Loyer Roy Seo Jessica Canning
Bryan Kutner Imani Burris Kevan Kidder Carly Loyer Roy Seo Jessica Canning

Check out our newsletter again in the winter for more exciting accomplishments from our graduate students. Have a wonderful summer!