Archived Media-Awards-Announcements 2015

Cesalie Stepney (a graduate student in Psychology) wins the 2015 Student Award for Outstanding Research in the Child and School-Related SIG Poster Exposition at the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies 49th Annual Convention. Cesalie is a Pre-doctoral Intern at Yale University 
Megan Anderson Brooks, PhD, Rutgers Psychology, returns Dec 4, 2015 for Eagleton Institute's symposium – “Advocating for Science – How to Inform and Persuade Politicians.”  Rutgers Today.   Megan recently joined CRD Associates
Prof. Ben Samuels, et al. publish new info in Nature Neuroscience (9/21/2015) on SSRI mechanisims of influence on behavior. See Article and Commentary: The cellular target of antidepressants.
Prof. Maurice Elias received the 2015 NJ Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development Ernest L. Boyer Outstanding Educator Award for remarkable leadership on social emotional learning concepts and exemplifying leadership, quality, knowledge, & professionalism.
Prof. Edward Selby & Graduate students Amy Kranzler, Kara Fehling, & Emily Panza publish paper on non-suicidal self-injury disorder (NSSI) in Clinical Psychology Review (June 2015). See Rutgers Today
Drug Used to Treat Cancer Appears to Sharpen Memory  Rutgers Today reports on findings published by Prof. Kasia Bieszczad, et al. in The Journal of Neuroscience  (9/23/2015).
Prof. Howard Leventhal received a 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award for Research in Behavioral Medicine from the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research in recognition of a lifetime of outstanding contributions to the integration of behavioral science and medicine and to honor his longstanding and significant impact on the field of behavioral medicine.
Who Gets a Transplant Organ? Rutgers Today reports on findings published in Psychological Science (6/17/2015) by Prof. Gretchen Chapman (right) and Jeff DeWitt of Rutgers and Helen Colby (PhD -Rutgers) of the University of California-Los Angeles.
"Speaking of Psychology: Keeping your brain fit" Episode 28 - Prof. Tracey Shors talks to APA: Hear the podcast
The Rutgers Board of Trustees Research Fellowship for Scholarly Excellence honors faculty members, recently promoted with tenure, whose work shows exceptional promise. Thirteen faculty received this award for 2015 including Psychology Professor Elizabeth B. Torres (front center).  more info
Lindsey Czarnecki, M.S., a graduate student working with Prof. John McGann was selected as the 2015 recipient of the Don Tucker Memorial Award, for the most outstanding presentation by a graduate student at the annual Association for Chemoreception Sciences (AChemS).
YouTube, NJTV News, Apr 16, 2015: "Rutgers Researcher Finds More Awareness in Coma Patients   Dr. Elizabeth Torres of Rutgers University used wrist sensors and found a coma patient's brain and nervous system were directing her movements."
Rutgers Today Feature: A New Mother Comes Out of Coma with the Help of a Rutgers Professor "Sensor technology used in Liz Torres’ research identified brain activity in colleague’s wife..." Ken Branson - April 8, 2015