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Dr. Helmstetter presented “How Does Memory Work” at UWM’s Short Talks Big Ideas

Our ability to learn and remember is central to our experience of the world and sense of who we are. UWM Distinguished Professor of Psychology Fred Helmstetter describes how we use molecules, cells and circuits in the brain to store… Read More

Lisa Taxier Wins UWM’s First Three Minute (3MT) Thesis Competition

The Psychology department’s own Lisa Taxier, a 3rd-year neuroscience graduate student, won the university’s inaugural Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition! This competition was sponsored by the Graduate School, Office of Research, and UWM Research Foundation, and originally developed by the… Read More

Dr. Lisdahl Participates In National Brain Development & Child Health Study

Dr. Lisdahl’s participation in The Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study was a recent feature on WUWM. Listen to the story at: UWM Today – Dr. Lisdahl.

Stephan published a new study on computerized interpretation training for cognitive biases in OCD.

Stephan Siwiec and colleagues recently published an article in the Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders (JOCRD) that tested the feasibility of a brief computerized cognitive bias modification for interpretations (CBM-I) training as a potential intervention to reduce thought-action fusion… Read More

Dr. Karyn Frick has received a 2017 UWM Foundation Senior Faculty Research Award!

Dr. Karyn Frick has received a 2017 UWM Foundation Senior Faculty Research Award! The primary focus of her research is to understand how sex-steroid hormones, aging, and environmental factors affect hippocampal function and hippocampal-dependent memory. Please visit Dr. Frick’s website to… Read More

Ashleigh Harvey has received a 2017 Sigma Xi grant!

Ashleigh Harvey was recently awarded a grant-in-aid of research from Sigma Xi, a scientific research honor society.  The grant is entitled “A Prospective Investigation of the Association between Obsessive-Compulsive Symptoms and Response Inhibition Deficits” and is a part of Ashleigh’s… Read More

Cari Rosoff (Lee) has received 2017 APA Ethics Writing Prize!

Cari Rosoff received the 2017 American Psychological Association Ethics Committee Graduate Student Ethics Writing Prize at the APA Annual Convention in August 2017 for her paper entitled “Ethics in College Sexual Assault Research.” Concerns about the high rates of sexual… Read More

Octavio Santos has received the 2017 APA/APAGS Award for Distinguished Graduate Student in Professional Psychology

Octavio Santos has been awarded the 2017 APA/APAGS Award for Distinguished Graduate Student in Professional Psychology by the American Psychological Association (APA) and the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS) for his outstanding practice and application of psychology. He was nominated by Drs. Antonio… Read More

Dr. Karyn Frick is awarded a 5-year R01 grant from the National Institute of Mental Health

Dr. Karyn Frick received a five-year $1.8M R01 grant from the National Institute of Mental Health for her research entitled, “Mechanisms underlying memory regulation by 17beta-estradiol, Wnt/beta-catenin signaling, and BDNF in male and female mice.” The long-term goal of Dr…. Read More

Dr. Lee received a CTSI Grant for the project on the development of a working memory training intervention for PTSD symptoms

Teaming up with excellent investigators, Dr. Sadie Larsen (PI), Dr. Chris Larson (Co-I), and Dr. Caron Dean-Bernhoft (Co-I), Dr. Lee (PI) obtained a CTSI Pilot and Collaborative Clinical and Translational Research Grant, in order to examine the clinical utility of a working… Read More