Media, Awards, Announcements
|USA TODAY ranks Rutgers University-New Brunswick one of the 10 best U.S. colleges for a Major in Psychology|
|Teresa Leyro, Ph.D. received an R03 grant from NIDA entitled "Examining the Role of Appraisal and Physiology in Stress-precipitated Smoking." This study seeks to examine both cognitive and physiological processes as mediators of the relation between stress and smoking behavior.|
|Ben Samuels, Ph.D. received a 5-year R01 grant from NIMH entitled “Molecular and Neural Circuitry Mechanisms Underlying Antidepressant Treatment Resistance”. The goal of this study is to significantly advance the understanding of why many commonly used antidepressants yield a remission from depressive symptoms in only a subset of subjects. Dr. Samuels' recent work identified the dentate gyrus as a critical component of the antidepressant response. A better understanding of both the molecular and neural circuit level differences in the dentate gyrus between responders and non- responders to antidepressants should lead to improved treatments.|
|Diana Sanchez, Ph.D. - Rutgers Today (Feb. 2017)
Rutgers researcher finds that people who experience discrimination based on sex assume the person expressing sexist beliefs is also racist, and vice versa. Learn why Sanchez says the findings reveal how exposure to certain prejudices causes more damage than previously believed.
|Arnold Glass, Ph.D. - Dr. Glass's book, Cognition: A Neuroscience Approach (Cambridge University Press), won the Prose Award Honorable Mention (second place) in the category Textbook/Social Science from the Association of American Publishers (Feb, 2017).|
|Pernille Hemmer, Ph.D., has been selected as a 2016 Rising Star in the Association for Psychological Science. APS Rising Stars reflect the best and brightest of psychological science.|
|Elizabeth Torres, Ph.D. - Rutgers Today (Dec. 2016):
Rutgers neuroscientists find that problems controlling bodily movements are central to autism spectrum disorders. Discover why they warn that use of psychotropic medications to treat autism in children often makes neuromotor problems worse.