DATA News: July 2016

Friday, July 1, 2016 - 2:30pm

Awards & Accomplishments

Andrea Miller (PhD, JD) completed her 2015-16 post-doctoral research fellowship at the American Bar Foundation in Chicago, and has accepted a 3-year Visiting Assistant Professor position in Psychology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Andrea was co-advised by Professors Eugene Borgida and Chris Federico.

Lauren Mitchell, a graduate student in the PIB area, has won the Mixed Methods Interdisciplinary Graduate Group Scholarship to help support her dissertation work.

Graduate student Joe Vitriol, of our Social psychology area, has accepted a post-doctoral fellowship in the Department of Psychology at Lehigh University for 2016-2018, where he will be working with Dominc Packer and Gordon Moskowitz. Joe is co-advised by Professors Eugene Borgida and Mark Snyder.

Mindy Westlund Schreiner, a graduate student of our CSPR area, received a Distinguished Contribution Award for her poster titled "Heightened Amygdala-Insula Connectivity at Rest Corresponds to Rejection Sensitivity in Adolescents with Self-Injury".


Grants

Assistant Professor Chun Wang, along with Gongjun Xu from the School of Statistics, received a two-year grant ($195K) from the Institute of Educational Sciences (IES) to conduct a methodological study entitled "Methods for Addressing Measurement Error Issues in Longitudinal Educational Studies".


Visiting Scholars

Professor Koichi Oda from Tokyo Woman's Christian University is visiting during the summer as part of his sabbatical leave. He is hosted by Professor Gordon Legge. Koichi and Gordon will be working together to update the Japanese version of the MNREAD reading acuity test for an iPad app.