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News 2013 - 2014

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Winter 2013 Newsletter

Summer 2014

071714_science-scholars730_9012_pbc_185MED High School Students Explore Psychology  July 2014

Exploring Psychology is a new offering in Tulane Summer Scholars Program, taught by Senior Professor of Practice Carrie Wyland.

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Hoerger receives LA CaTS Roadmap Scholars Award   Summer 2014

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The multi-institutional Louisiana Clinical and Translational Science (LA CaTS) Center has named Mike Hoerger as Tulane’s 2014 Roadmap Scholar. The Roadmap award paves the way for Hoerger to engage in two years of research and training aimed at building knowledge that will improve quality of life and reduce disparities in cancer by understanding how to support patients and their families through the process of making healthcare decisions. Hoerger’s longer-term goal is to increase Louisiana’s prominence in psychosocial oncology research by expanding collaboration across Tulane’s uptown and downtown campuses and other LA CaTS partners. Read more at the LA CaTS website

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Spring 2014

2014 PhD Hooding and MS Recognition Ceremony   May 16, 2014

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Beautiful weather on commencement weekend provided an ideal backdrop for Friday's celebration of graduate-level degrees. Faculty and freshly-minted PhDs from left to right: Lisa Szechter, Jeff Lockman, Dave Corey, Enrique Varela, Stacy Overstreet, Gary Dohanich, Laura Niditch, Lisa Molix, Shereen Naser, Carrie Wyland, Mike Cunningham, Berre Burch, Wendy Jung, Liz Carey, David Doyle. 

Masters degrees were awarded to Katie Jones, Caroline Tipler, Trenesha Hill, Lily Rabinow, Alexandra Roselli, Samantha Couch, Heather Henderson, and Meredith Summerville.


Gary Dohanich receives highest recognition for graduate-level teaching  May 17, 2014

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Gary Dohanich receives a 2014 President’s Award for Graduate and Professional Teaching. This award recognizes a compelling record of excellence in teaching, mentoring, and program development at the graduate and professional level. Dohanich previously received the inaugural Suzanne and Stephen Weiss Presidential Fellow Award for excellence in undergraduate teaching in 2007, Distinguished Newcomb Fellow in 2012, The Sheldon Hackney Award for teaching in 1996, the Randolf C. Read Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1995, and numerous other recognitions for teaching and mentoring during his time at Tulane University.
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End of Year Celebration  April 24, 2014

psyc2014awards JThe 2014 Psychology Honor's Thesis Students presented their findings in a poster format "data blitz," and received recognition certificates from Dr. Cunningham. The Psi Chi Officers Christie Andolena, Will Bass, and Anneke Olson inducted 21 new members, then Dr. Cunningham presented the 2014 undergraduate awards of Senior Scholar, the Rosa Cahn Hartman Prize, the Aaron Hartman Medal, the Anne M. McPherson Memorial Student Award, the Barbara E. Moely Award for Psychology in the Public Interest, and the C. Chrisman Wilson Memorial Award for Graduate Student Teaching in Psychology. More pictures 

Psychology department to offer summer course for local high school students spring 2014

This summer, for the first time, the Psychology department will be offering a three credit course called Exploring Psychology taught by Dr. Carrie Wyland. This course is offered through the Tulane Science Scholars Program (TSSP) and is for high school students only. The cost is $1250. There are several other courses being offered the TSSP program including Dr. Thomas Hebert's Basic Neuroscience with Laboratory. For more information, please contact Dr. Michelle Sanchez, sanchez@tulane.edu. 

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Remembering Dr. Gerall spring 2014

ArnieProfessor Arnold A. Gerall, a member of Tulane’s Department of Psychology from 1961 to 1997, passed away on December 11, 2013.  Professor Gerall, an internationally-recognized expert in the field of behavioral endocrinology, coauthored one of the most influential articles in the field of hormones and behavior (Phoenix, Goy, Gerall, and Young, 1959).  During his years at Tulane, he mentored 38 doctoral graduates, many of whom went on to prestigious academic careers.  Professor Gerall was highly respected in his field and revered by the many students whom he taught and trained as a member of the Tulane faculty. Memorial donations may be sent to The Arnold Gerall Prize in Neuroscience, Department of Psychology, Tulane University, 2007 Percival Stern Hall, New Orleans, LA 70118.

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Psychology introduces Behavioral Health 4+1 program spring 2014

Slide1Behavioral health is a broad term generally understood to subsume mental health, substance use disorders, and health related behaviors.  The 4+1 M.S. program in Behavioral Health was developed with two goals in mind: 1) To provide students with training in basic areas in Behavioral Health, and 2) To provide students who are new to psychology or who wish to improve their knowledge of psychology with a more in in-depth understanding of the major areas of concentration at the graduate level.

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Fall 2013

Sorority honors Dr. Wee December 17, 2013

121713_beth-wee330_3752_pbcBeth Wee has been named one of Kappa Alpha Theta’s 10 Outstanding Faculty Members nationally for 2013.
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Love on the Margins Fall 2013

32744_SPPS_72ppiRGB_150pixWA forthcoming paper by David Doyle and Lisa Molix received press from The Boston Globe (4th entry "Fighting bigotry with love"). The study shows that women and African Americans in burgeoning relationships had more negative views of their relationships following exposure to articles about ongoing discrimination against their social groups.


Octogenarian October 1, 2013

20130508_094146_24180Tulane's Psi Chi Chapter turns 80 this year. Psi Chi is the international honor society for psychology that was founded in 1929. Tulane's chapter dates to 1934.


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