One of our former Psychology graduate students, Dr. Maureen O’Connor (Ph.D., JD, Bruce Sales), has just been named president of Palo Alto University. She will be joining another of our grad alums, Dr. Amanda Faniff (Ph.D., Judith Becker), who is on faculty at Palo Alto and is going up for tenure this year. Another example of the excellence of our graduate program and the success of our alums.
Rebecca Gomez, Jamie Edgin and Dina Spano are featured in The Scientist for their research on the link between sleep and learning and how it changes throughout our lives.
Congratulations to Drs. Sbarra and Mehl on their promotion to full professor – a very well-deserved tribute to their contributions to Psychology, the University of Arizona, and the broader community. We are fortunate to have both of them as faculty.
Congratulations to graduate student Lauren Nguyen who has been awarded the prestigious Theodore H. Koff Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded annually to outstanding UA graduate students who are pursuing studies in Aging and Gerontology. Lauren is in the Clinical Psychology program conducting research on various factors affecting healthy aging. Particularly, investigating the effects of blood pressure variability on brain structures and cognition in healthy aging.