Department of Psychology

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Dr. Xiaomeng (Mona) Xu received a prestigious Suffrage Science Heirloom
Dr. Xiaomeng (Mona) Xu, assistant professor of psychology, recently received a prestigious Suffrage Science Heirloom (Women in Life Sciences Award) from the Medical Research Council, Clinical Sciences Centre (United Kingdom). The Suffrage Science Project was launched in 2011 to commemorate 100 years of women pioneers in science. Dr. Xu was one of the 11 recipients for 2014, and the only recipient from an American institution. The award recognizes Dr. Xu's contributions to the Life Sciences through her work in social, health, and neuro psychology.
Sierra Kauer awarded travel grants to attend the annual meeting for the International Society for Development Psychobiology (ISDP)
Congratulations to Sierra Kauer who has been awarded travel grants to attend the annual meeting for the International Society for Development Psychobiology (ISDP). She is first-author on a poster presentation. The conference will be held in November 2014 in Washington D.C. The travel awards are supported by the NIH, ISDP, and the Sackler Institute. She is mentored by Dr. Michele Brumley in the Experimental Psychology Ph.D.
Jacob Allmond awarded travel grants to attend the annual meeting for the International Society for Development Psychobiology (ISDP)
Congratulations to Jacob Allmond who has been awarded travel grants to attend the annual meeting for the International Society for Development Psychobiology (ISDP). He is first-author on a poster presentation. The conference will be held in November 2014 in Washington D.C. The travel awards are supported by the NIH, ISDP, and the Sackler Institute. He is mentored by Dr. Michele Brumley in the Experimental Psychology Ph.D.
Hillary Swann awarded travel grants to attend the annual meeting for the International Society for Development Psychobiology (ISDP)
Congratulations to Hillary Swann who has been awarded travel grants to attend the annual meeting for the International Society for Development Psychobiology (ISDP). She is first-author on a poster presentation. The conference will be held in November 2014 in Washington D.C. The travel awards are supported by the NIH, ISDP, and the Sackler Institute. She is mentored by Dr. Michele Brumley in the Experimental Psychology Ph.D.
Stephanie Hill coauthored a poster at the 122nd annual meeting of the American Psychological Association
Congratulations to Stephanie Hill who, along with mentor Dr. Shannon Lynch, coauthored a poster titled "The association between trauma exposure and perceptions of physical health among incarcerated women" at the 122nd annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, District of Columbia in August 2014 and was awarded the Outstanding Poster Award by APA Division 56, the Division of Trauma Psychology.
Chris DeCou coauthored a poster at the 122nd annual meeting of the American Psychological Association
Congratulations to Chris DeCou who, along with mentor Dr. Shannon Lynch, coauthored a poster titled "The association between trauma exposure and perceptions of physical health among incarcerated women" at the 122nd annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, District of Columbia in August 2014 and was awarded the Outstanding Poster Award by APA Division 56, the Division of Trauma Psychology.
Dr. Shannon Lynch coauthored a poster at the 122nd annual meeting of the American Psychological Association
Congratulations to Dr. Shannon Lynch who coauthored a poster titled "The association between trauma exposure and perceptions of physical health among incarcerated women" at the 122nd annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, District of Columbia in August 2014 and was awarded the Outstanding Poster Award by APA Division 56, the Division of Trauma Psychology.
Mona Xu awarded for her research project, "Understanding the Role of Self-Expansion in Physical Activity"
Dr. Mona Xu was awarded $82,427 for her research project titled "Understanding the Role of Self-Expansion in Physical Activity" by the Mountain West Clinical Translational Research - Infrastructure Network (MW CTR-IN) which is funded by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institutes of Health via the Institutional Development Award (IDeA) program.
Stephen Robertson won the student poster competition at the annual meeting of the Four Corners Association for Behavior Analysis
Stephen Robertson, a graduate student in Experimental Psychology, won the student poster award at the annual meeting of the Four Corners Association for Behavior Analysis, Park City, Utah for his poster titled "Effect of High-Fat Diet on Demand for Food". This poster was co-authored with Steven Boomhower, a recent graduate of ISU, and Dr. Erin Rasmussen. The poster was judged by experts in the field on a variety of criteria - including importance to the field, creativity, quality of poster and presentation. The award includes a one-year membership for the Four Corners Association for Behavior Analysis.
Maria Wong landed 1.62 million NIH grant to study the relationships between sleep problems and alcohol use
Congratulations to Maria Wong, who received an NIH R01 grant in September to study the relationships between sleep problems and alcohol use in the next five years. You may read more about the award here: http://www.isu.edu/headlines/?p=4664
Sierra Kauer received the prestigious Sandra G. Wiener Student Investigator Award
Congratulations to Sierra Kauer who has been awarded the Sandra G. Wiener Student Investigator Award by the International Society for Developmental Psychobiology. This is the most prestigious student award from the society. It comes with a nice size travel award, recognition at the meeting, and an oral presentation at the meeting which happened in November 2013.

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