Newsletter Article

Graduate Accomplishments

Photo: Tamara Spiewak Toub, Betty Repacholi, Berit Olsen Martin
Photo: Hooding 2013, Tamara Spiewak Toub, Betty Repacholi, Berit Olsen Martin
Photo: Serap Yigit-Elliott, Kate Sullivan, Rick Cruz, Joel Grow
Photo: Hooding 2013, Serap Yigit-Elliott, Kate Sullivan, Rick Cruz, Joel Grow

Summer 2013

Stephanie Thompson (Child Clinical with Liliana Lengua) completed a Quantitative Minor to supplement her training in our program. The Quant Minor is facilitated by Brian Flaherty and is available to psychology graduate students. 

Two clinical students completed Master's degrees in summer quarter. Jenn Staples(Adult Clinical with Bill George) and Joyce Yang (Adult Clinical with Jane Simoni). Joyce was previously featured for receiving an NRSA to study culture and mental health. The Master's is an optional track for students to add to their program of study. 

The Psychology Department graduated seven PhDs. Our recent grads can be found in post-doc positions in UW School of Medicine, Brown University, Columbia Business School, New York Presbyterian Hospital, and VA Health Care Systems in the Puget Sound and Salt Lake City Utah.

We congratulate Christina Derbidge (Adult Clinical with Ronald Smith), Andrew Fleming(Child Clinical with Robert McMahon), Joel Grow (Adult Clinical with Mary Larimer),Diane Logan (Adult Clinical with Mary Larimer), Tami Rigterink (Developmental with Lynn Fainsilber Katz), J. Oliver Siy (Social Psychology & Personality with Sapna Cheryan), and Kate Sullivan (Child Clinical with Geraldine Dawson and Wendy Stone)!

Autumn 2013

Two clinical students received a 2013 APF/COGDOP Graduate Research Scholarship .Karen C. Pang (Child Clinical with Elizabeth McCauley) received the Clarence J. Rosencrans Scholarship while Janie Jun (Adult Clinical with Lori Zoellner) received support under APF/COGDOP Graduate Research Scholarships in Psychology. Congratulations!

In addition, Janie Jun won the Putnam Trauma Research Award from the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies and will be attending their annual meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Congratulations to Bjorn Hubert-Wallander (Cognition and Perception with Geoff Boynton and Scott Murray), an NSF Fellow, for being selected to meet with the very prestigious National Science Board. This group was appointed by President Obama to oversee NSF and to provide input on science policy to the White House. Our Vice Provost for Research, Mary Lidstrom, stated that Bjorn "did a simply wonderful job and represented the UW extremely well" during their September 19 meeting. Bjorn was previously profiled for his NSF research.

Danny O'Rourke  (Adult Clinical with Ronald Smith) was interviewed for an article regarding the Dawg Dash on Blog Down to Washington, called “How to Avoid Hitting the Wall.”

The Psychology Department has two new NRSA recipients to its long roster, Anita Lungu (Adult Clinical with Marsha Linehan) who received a 1% ranking and maximum impact score 10 and Lyndsey Moran (Child Clinical with Liliana Lengua) NRSA.  Please check back for their research profiles in the summer 2014 issue.

Sam Yard (Adult Clinical with Jane Simoni) completed a Quantitative Minor.

More Autumn quarter milestones will be covered in our Summer 2014 issue. Please stay tuned!