Chelsey Werchan (along with Juliet Kroll, three undergraduates, and mentor Thomas Ritz) received a Dean’s Award for her study presented at Research Day. The title was “Oral nitrate supplementation during final exam stress: Associations with cold symptoms and exhaled nitric oxide.”
Nicole Vu (along with Caitlin Rancher and mentors Ernie Jouriles & Renee McDonald) also won a Dean’s Award for her study: “Children’s threat appraisals of interparental conflict: The role of interparental conflict, parental availability, and children’s anxiety.”
On January 1, Dr. Holden began serving a two-year term as the Board President of Family Compass, the leading child abuse prevention agency in North Texas. Family Compass offers a number of evidence-based parenting programs to families at risk, including home visitation programs.
Dr. Ernie Jouriles was recently appointed an incoming Associate Editor of Developmental Psychology, one of the major APA journals.
The study by professors Simpson Rowe, Jouriles, and McDonald entitled: Reducing sexual victimization among adolescent girls: A randomized controlled pilot trial of My Voice, My Choice, published in Behavior Therapy was cited by Elsevier as one of the five most shared and mentioned articles of 2015. Great work!
Dr. Holden, the Chair of Psychology Dept., has been invited to give a briefing on Capitol Hill concerning the problem of corporal punishment of children. The briefing will occur on Nov. 18th.
Juliet Kroll received an award for excellence in student presentation at the annual meeting of the International Society for the Advancement of Respiratory Psychophysiology in Seville, Spain. Her talk was titled “Associations among central nervous system neuronal integrity, asthma control, and cognitive function: Preliminary findings.” Congratulations also to her mentor, Thomas Ritz.
Dr. Rosenfield unique history of twice earning tenure in the SMU Psychology Department is featured in a story published by The Chronicle of Higher Education.
See the article at: http://chronicle.com/article/Professor-Climbs-Tenure-Ladder/233397/?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en
Drs. Alicia Meuret and Thomas Ritz were recently notified that their NIH grant proposal with collaborators at the University of Maryland would be funded! They will be developing and testing a device to detect biological and atmospheric asthma triggers in pediatric asthma patients. Congratulations!
Psi Chi Meeting
Wednesday, September 23rd
Hyer Hall 204
“Everything You Need to Know about applying to Graduate School”
Dr. Buck Hampson, Director of Graduate Studies
All students are welcome!
Congratulations to Madeleine Boudreaux, Rosa Castillo, Raymond Cline, Wilson Gomez, and Lauren Pinzas who are each recipients of Hamilton Undergraduate Research Award for this academic year. They will be working with Drs. Rowe (Castillo & Boudreaux), Kouros (Cline), and Brown (Gomez & Pinzas).