News & Events
- (Another) graduate student awarded NRSA!
Experimental Ph.D. student Ashley Knapp, mentored by Dr. Ellen Leen-Feldner, was recently awarded a two-year Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) from the National Institutes of Health. The research training fellowship, entitled A Test of an Adolescent Anxiety Sensitivity Amelioration Program for At-Risk Youth" will experimentally test whether reducing anxiety sensitivity impacts adolescent anxiety vulnerability. The project involves identification of high-risk adolescents, administering psychoeducation, monitoring participant homework and evaluating anxiety vulnerability using laboratory-based methods. Ashley will be funded for two years, including tuition, a stipend , travel and research expenses. As part of her project she will visit prominent scholars at other institutions (Florida State University and the University of Chicago) which will complement in-house training in adolescent anxiety prevention.
- Graduate student awarded NRSA!
Courtney Dutton, a clinical PhD student mentored by Dr. Matt Feldner, was recently awarded a two-year Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) from the National Institutes of Health. The research training fellowship, entitled Test of the Effects of Social Conflict on Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms and Alcohol Craving, will cover tuition, stipend, research costs, and travel throughout the duration of the project, which involves a detailed training program and laboratory test of the short-term impact of individualized reminders of social conflict on posttraumatic stress symptoms and alcohol craving among hazardous drinkers with at least subthreshold PTSD.
- Grant awarded to Tim Cavell!
- Clinical grad student awarded APA Minority Fellowship!
Bianca Villalobos, Clinical program doctoral student (mentored by Dr. Ana Bridges) was recently awarded a fellowship via the prestigious American Psychological Association Minority Fellowship Prorgram. This is a highly successfuly federally funded training program for ethnic and minority researchers and service providers, funded by a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). As part of this fellowship, Bianca will receive full funding, renewable for several years, to pursue her interests in ethnic minority behavioral health.
- Jenn Veilleux received faculty award
- Grant awarded to Nate Parks!
- Alumni success!
2011 alumni Kim Babson, current post-doctoral fellow at the Palo Alto VA in Califordnia, was just awarded a 5-year, $990K Career Development Award from the Veterans Administration system. This funding will go toward studying the interplay between insomnia and cannabis use. Congrats, Kim!
- Undergraduates win research awards!
Several psychology undergraduate students were recently awarded research awards. Five students won Arkansas Department of Higher Education Statewide Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) grants. These grants are competitive and provide the students with funding to conduct research projects. A sixth student was awarded an Undergraduate Research Award given by Psi Chi, the Honors Society in psychology. Below are the names of the students, their faculty mentors, and the titles of their projects. Congratulations, all!
- Psychological Science Faculty Awarded Arkansas BioSciences Institute grants
Faculty members Nate Parks, Matt Feldner and Ellen Leen-Feldner are recent recepients of Arkansas Biosciences Institute (ABI) grants. ABI was created as the major research component of the Tobacco Settlement Proceeds Act of 2000, and scientists with the five member organizations, including the University of Arkansas, focus on research that will lead to health improvement, especially in the area of tobacco-related diseases.
- Student wins best poster!
- Badour Dissertation Defended!
- Experimental graduate student John Blanchar wins graduate student poster competition
- Clinical Program has 100% Internship match rate!
Congratulations to the six clinical psychology students who successfully matched to APA-accredited predoctoral internships!
- Dr. Matthew Feldner invited to speak in the prestigious G. Stanley Hall Lecture Series
- Five psychology undergraduates win Arkansas Department of Higher Education SURF grants
Five psychology undergraduate students were recently awarded Arkansas Department of Higher Education Statewide Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) grants. These grants are competitive and provide the students with funding to conduct research projects. Below are the names of the students, their faculty mentors, and the titles of their thesis projects.
- Clinical graduate students win ABCT Behavioral Medicine Special Interest Group student poster award!
Congrats to clinical graduate students Freddie Pastrana, Sam Gregus, Trey Andrews, Bianca Villalobos & Debbie Gomez, as well as faculty mentors Dr. Tim Cavell and Dr. Ana Bridges!
- Clinical graduate student Christal Badour wins Student Research Award
Congratulations to graduate student Christal Badour, who won the 2012 Student Research Award for the Women's Issues in Behavior Therapy Special Interest Group of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT). Christal will be presented the award in National Harbor, MD, in November at the annual ABCT conference.
- Tim Cavell re-elected to CUDCP board
- U of A Graduate Psychology Education promotes mental health
Dr. Ana Bridges and the students funded by the Graduate Psychology Education (GPE) program have seen real differences in mental health functioning in underserved populations utilizing brief interventions conducted at the Community Clinic.
- Low-effort thought linked to conservative polictical views
- Department of Defense grant using fMRI to examine emotion regulation in individuals with PTSD
- Graduate student receives NIAAA fellowship
We are pleased to announce that Sarah Bujarski, a graduate student in our program, was recently awarded a two-year training fellowship from the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.
- Verizon Makes Gift to Domestic Violence Research and Journalism
- Longer is Better? We Seem to Think So
- 4/22/2009 Research Probes What it Takes to Spot Wanted Fugitives
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – When asked to be on the lookout for a fugitive, only a small percentage of participants in University of Arkansas studies spotted the wanted man or woman, even with the promise of a financial reward.
- 4/30/2009 Research Raises Questions About Forensic Age Progression
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – When a child goes missing, law enforcement agencies often digitally alter old photos to show how the child might have aged. In one of the first laboratory studies to test the effectiveness of these photographs, researchers at the University of Arkansas came away with troubling findings and more questions for an ongoing study of computerized age progression.
- Does Getting Angry Make You Angrier?
- 2013-2014 Neuroscience Colloquia
October 4th, 2013
"Sleep Deprivation and Emotion: A Curious Disconnect Between Biology and Behavior"
Dr. Jared Minkel
University of North Carolina and Duke University Medical Center
Rm 113 Memorial Hall
- Departmental Colloquia
March 29, 2013
"Sleep your way to better mental health: The role of disturbed sleep in psychopathology
Dr. Kim Babson
Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System
Standard School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and Behavorial Sciences
114 Memorial Hall
- First Year Experimental Graduate Student Research Talks
April 12th, 2013
- Colloquium Series: Culture, Context, and Behavioral Health Disparities
The Department of Psychology speakers for the 2012-2013 Colloquium Series: “Culture, Context, and Behavioral Health Disparities," supported by a grant from United States Department of Health & Human Services (Health Resource Service Administration).