Zacks’ talk ties movies to neuroscience

Jeffrey Zacks, PhD, professor and associate chair of psychological and brain sciences in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, will explain how and why television and movies can have such strong effects on our brains in a Mirowitz Center online program, co-sponsored with St. Louis NORC and the St. Louis Jewish Film Festival.  The Zoom event, which […]

Nettles receives award from Society for Neuroscience

Sabin Nettles, a graduate student in the Department of Neuroscience at the School of Medicine, received the Pre/Postdoctoral Next Generation Award from the Society for Neuroscience in recognition of her outreach work introducing neuroscience to young students through the Brain Discovery initiative. Read more on the Department of Neuroscience website.

Yi appointed to Angelman Syndrome Foundation scientific advisory board

Jason Yi, PhD, assistant professor of neuroscience at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has joined the scientific advisory board of the Angelman Syndrome Foundation, an organization that supports research on this rare disorder. His expertise on UBE3A, the protein that is lacking in individuals with Angelman syndrome, will advance the board’s work of […]

Seáñez receives NIH-funded research career development award

Ismael Seáñez, PhD, assistant professor of biomedical engineering at the McKelvey School of Engineering and of neurosurgery at the School of Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis, has been selected as a K12 scholar by the Interdisciplinary Rehabilitation Engineering Research Career Development Program in Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences funded by the National Institutes of […]

Creed honored for research involving mood, chronic pain, substance use

Meaghan Creed, PhD, assistant professor of anesthesiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has received the 2021 Freedman Prize from the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation. The prize recognizes exceptional basic research in mental illness. Creed, an investigator in the Washington University Pain Center, studies how plasticity in the brain is altered in […]

Association recognizes two psychology students for quality research

The Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences (FABBS) has named Katherine Lopez and Megan Maxwell recipients of Research Excellence Awards. Both are students in the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. Lopez Lopez, a PhD student, received the Doctoral Dissertation Research Excellence Award for her dissertation, […]

Roediger honored for leadership, research contributions

The American Psychological Association has named Henry L. “Roddy” Roediger the recipient of its 2021 Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions. In addition, the Psychonomic Society has awarded Roediger the Clifford T. Morgan Distinguished Leadership Award. Roediger, the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of Psychological & Brain Sciences in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, heads […]

Sarafinovska honored for work to improve medical students’ mental health

Simona Sarafinovska, a Washington University Medical Scientist Training Program student, has been named the inaugural recipient of The brAvery Foundation Award. The foundation, dedicated to the prevention of youth suicide, created the award to recognize an exceptional medical student or resident who has demonstrated a commitment to a career in child and adolescent psychiatry. Sarafinovska […]

Patti a finalist for prestigious Blavatnik young scientist award

Gary Patti is among the 31 finalists for the Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists, selected from 305 nominations across the United States, the organization announced June 17. He is the first honoree from Washington University in St. Louis in the award’s seven-year history. Patti Patti, the Michael and Tina Powell Associate Professor of Chemistry in […]

Six teams selected for LEAP funding

The Skandalaris Center for Interdisciplinary Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Washington University in St. Louis recently announced six teams were selected for funding to prepare their projects for commercialization through the spring 2020 LEAP Gap Fund cycle. The LEAP Gap Fund is open to any person or team with potential or existing university intellectual property. Through the program, […]

Barch elected to head AAAS psychology section

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has elected Deanna Barch the chair-elect of its Section on Psychology, one of 24 specialized AAAS sections. Barch Barch is professor and chair of psychological and brain sciences in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. She is also the Gregory B. Couch Professor of Psychiatry and professor […]

Rodebaugh named APS fellow

The Association for Psychological Science (APS) has named Thomas Rodebaugh an APS Fellow. Rodebaugh is professor of psychological and brain sciences and director of clinical training for that department in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. The association awards fellow status to members who have made sustained and outstanding contributions to the science of psychology in […]

Kool named a ‘Rising Star’ by psychological association

Wouter Kool, assistant professor of psychological and brain sciences in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, was named a “Rising Star” by the Association for Psychological Science (APS), the leading international organization dedicated to advancing scientific psychology across disciplinary and geographic borders. Kool’s research explores the interaction between cognitive control, decision-making and reinforcement learning. […]

Academy of Educators introduces inaugural class

The Academy of Educators at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis introduced its inaugural class Tuesday, Sept. 24, in a ceremony at the Eric P. Newman Education Center. Also that day, the academy celebrated the graduation of the first class selected to the Teaching Scholars Program. The Academy of Educators — led by Mary E. Klingensmith, […]

Bugg elected fellow of Association for Psychological Science

Bugg Julie Bugg, associate professor of psychological and brain sciences in Arts & Sciences, was elected a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science. Bugg joined Washington University in St. Louis in 2012 as an assistant professor. Her lab’s research lies at the intersection between attention and memory and aims to characterize mechanisms of cognitive control […]