Newsletter Edition

Winter 2020

Published: 12/27/2019

Letter from the Chair

Cheryl Kaiser
Cheryl Kaiser

Greetings from UW Psychology! The arrival of winter provides an opportunity to reflect with gratitude on the many accomplishments of this year, as well as plan for the opportunities ahead of us in the coming year.

The past year has been an exciting time for our department. Our undergraduate program continues to offer outstanding opportunities to our students, in the classroom with an array of exciting new courses, and in faculty labs with hands-on-opportunities to engage in research and community outreach. Our undergraduate major is thriving, and we have record numbers of students seeking to study in Psychology. We welcomed a new cohort of graduate students this fall, and with support from our community, we were able, for the first time, to offer every student a research development quarter to take a break from their teaching assistantships and pour themselves into their studies and research.

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NRSA Researcher Studies Emotion Regulation as Socialcultural Process

Megan Ramaiya
Megan Ramaiya

Megan Ramaiya (Adult Clinical Area with Jane Simoni) is our latest student to receive predoctoral funding through the National Research Service Award (NRSA) for her research on suicidal Nepali youth. The background of this research award was covered in a previous article. Learn more about Megan below!

Let's start with the basics: where are you from and where did you complete undergrad and masters?
I grew up in Macon, GA, but when I’m asked where “home” is, I'll usually say North Carolina or South Asia. I received my undergrad and master’s degrees from Duke (in Biology and Global Health).



Kit Slocum Named Chandler Scholar

Kit Slocum   Aric Chandler
Kit Slocum   Aric Chandler

"For as long as I can remember, I have had two loves in this life: science and people. I am constantly amazed by the power of the mind."

     - Kit Slocum

This fall, numerous psychology majors applied to become the 2019-20 Aric Chandler Scholar. Applicants were asked to demonstrate their interest in child or adolescent psychology by outlining their relevant volunteer, research, work, or personal experiences, as well as their educational and career goals. The recipient of this year's $4,000 Aric Chandler Memorial Scholarship is psychology senior Kit Slocum. Read more... 

New Student Fellowships for Graduate Students

We’re excited to announce that we awarded the inaugural recipients of two new Graduate Fellowships this year. We are grateful for the thoughtfulness of these donors and their commitment to supporting our students. Fellowship opportunities like these enable our students to take a break from teaching assistantships and pursue additional research and training opportunities to enhance their graduate studies. Read more about our new fellowship opportunities for graduate students.