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
On May 22, SAND Lab research assistants and PROPS scholars, Casandra Gomez Alvarado and Julia Reitsma presented projects at the 2018 Research Poster Day, an annual event where approximately 900 undergrads present independent research to the campus community. For more information on this and other programs organized by the UCLA Undergraduate Research Center – Sciences,
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!
Dr. Silvers and Dr. Jaana Juvonen, professor in UCLA’s developmental area, wrote an op-ed published in the Washington Post. Read it here.
Adriana Méndez Leal will join the SAND lab as a graduate student this fall. Adriana received a Bachelor’s degree in Neurobiology and Computer Science from Harvard University in 2016. She has been a research assistant at the Center for Interdisciplinary Brain Sciences Research at Stanford Medical School and most recently, the Boston Children’s Hospital. Welcome
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
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,
Dr. Silvers was awarded a Visionary Fund grant by the American Psychological Foundation (APF). The grant is provided to foster innovation through psychological research focused on solving social problems. More information about the grant and APF can be found here. Congrats, Dr. Silvers!
Dr. Silvers received the 2017-2018 Faculty Career Development Award, a grant awarded by the UCLA Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and intended to support the SAND Lab’s research activities. More information about the award can be found here. Congrats, Dr. Silvers!
Dr. Silvers was awarded a grant by the UCLA Academic Senate’s Council on Research. More information about the Faculty Grants Program can be found here. Congrats, Dr. Silvers!