Author Archives: EMILIA NINOVA

Casandra and Julia Complete UCLA Psychology Research Opportunity Programs (PROPS)

On June 6, the SAND lab celebrated Casandra Gomez-Alvarado and Julia Reitsma on their completion of the UCLA Psychology Research Opportunity Programs (PROPS). Through PROPS, students join research labs, conduct and present an independent project, attend weekly seminars related to graduate school preparation, and receive a $2,000 stipend. Casandra and Julia have been excellent research assistants

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Dr. Silvers Awarded Faculty Research Grant

Dr. Silvers was awarded with a faculty research grant from the UCLA Academic Senate’s Council on Research. This is Dr. Silvers’ second time receiving a grant from the Academic Senate in the span of two years. More information about the Faculty Grants Program can be found here. Congrats, Dr. Silvers! 

SAND Lab Welcomes PROPS Scholars Julia Reitsma and Casandra Gomez Alvarado

The Psychology Research Opportunities Programs (PROPS) is a two-quarter program at UCLA that provides undergraduate students in psychology and related fields with a stipend, research experience, mentorship, and graduate school guidance, among other opportunities. Students are involved in the lab’s research and develop their own projects that may be submitted and presented at the annual

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Dr. Silvers Receives Joint UC Consortium Seed Grant with Dr. Camelia Hostinar of UC Davis

Dr. Silvers and Dr. Camelia Hostinar of UC Davis were awarded a $10,000 seed grant from the UC Consortium on the Developmental Science of Adolescence to study the influence of the stress hormone cortisol and inflammation on adolescent mental health and well-being. The researchers are particularly interested in internalizing symptoms, such as symptoms of depression,

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