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News and Awards

*News and Awards since 2016*

Congrats to Courtney for being awarded the RGSO Dissertation Support!  (Dec '21)

Congrats to Jordan for being selected as a participant in the University of Utah's Advanced Statistical Methods in Neuroimaging and Genetics Course!  (Jan '22)

Congrats to Jordan for being awarded Sallie P. Asche Travel Assistance to attend the Dallas Aging and Cognition Conference!  (Jan '22)

Dr. Nancy Dennis is now Editor-in-Chief at Aging, Neuropsychology and Cognition 

August 2020 - Nancy Dennis was awarded an NSF grant:  Understanding the contribution of individual differences to domain-general and domain-specific components of false memories in both young and older adults.

July 2020 - Nancy Dennis was named as the Editor in Chief of Aging, Neurobiology and Cognition.

May 2020 - Nancy Dennis was awarded an NIH R15 grant:  Investigating age-related differences in cognitive and neural representations in associative memory.

April 2020 - Brad Wyble was awarded a seed grant with James Wang of IST to create a data set to simulate visual input for developing minds.

2019 - Chloe Callahan-Flintoft was awarded the 2019 Raymond Lombra Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Research. Her winning published paper was a five-study paper using EEG to understand attention in our high-stimulation world in Journal of Experimental Psychology: General.

2019 - Congratulations to Dr. Roger Beaty for being honored with the APA's Division 10 Daniel Berlyne Award, which recognizes outstanding research by an early career scholar.

2019 - Courtney Gray was accepted to the 2019 Summer School in Social Neuroscience and Neuroeconomics!

2018 - Christina Webb was awarded the Penn State Alumni Association Scholarship for Penn State Alumni in the Graduate School!

2018 - Indira Turney was awarded the Penn State Alumni Association Dissertation Award, which is considered to be among the most prestigious available to Penn State graduate students and recognizes outstanding achievement in scholarship and professional accomplishment.

2018 - Federica Bulgarelli was awarded a Language Learning Dissertation Grant for her dissertation titled "Talker variability as a desirable difficulty for language learning"

2017 - Christina Webb received an RGSO Dissertation Award for her project titled "Are false memories universal? Individual differences in older adults' susceptibility to false memories"

2017 - Nancy Dennis (Associate Professor) has been nominated and elected to Memory Disorders Research Society (MDRS), a professional society dedicated to the study of memory and memory disorders. Members of the MDRS are engaged in a broad range of basic and clinical research, with the general aim of determining how memory works and how it malfunctions. Membership in the society is limited and by invitation only.

2017 - Garrett Swan was awarded the Penn State Alumni Association Dissertation Award, which is considered to be among the most prestigious available to Penn State graduate students and recognizes outstanding achievement in scholarship and professional accomplishment.

2017 - Sara Winter was awarded a pre-doctoral fellowship in the Center for Healthy Aging at Penn State's NIH Pathways T32 Training Grant.

2017 - Victoria Gertel was awarded a fellowship to attend the 2017 Kavli summer Institute in Cognitive Neuroscience

2017 - Haoyun Zhang was awarded a fellowship to attend the 2017 Kavli summer Institute in Cognitive Neuroscience

2017 - Fatemeh Abdollahi was awarded a fellowship to attend the 2017 Kavli summer Institute in Cognitive Neuroscience

2017 - Federica Bulgarelli was awarded a Global Program Graduate Student Travel Grant for travel to an international conference

2017 - John Huhn was awarded the STAR award - a scholarship given to graduate students in the College of the Liberal Arts, recognizing students who have excelled in all aspects of their graduate program.

2016 - Jennifer Legault received the Outstanding Student Leadership Award from the Huck Institute

2016 - Indira Turney received the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship Award, which provides research funds for her project titled "Investigating neural effects of memory training to reduce false memories in older adults."

2016 - Indira Turney was awarded a SLEIC Dissertation award for her project titled "Investigating neural effects of memory training to reduce false memories in older adults."

2016 - Chloe Callahan-Flintoft was awarded a NASA Space Grant, a grant whose mission is to expand opportunities for Pennsylvanians to learn about and participate in NASA's aeronautics and space programs by supporting and enhancing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education, research, and outreach programs.

2016 - Christina Webb was awarded a pre-doctoral fellowship in the Center for Healthy Aging at Penn State's NIH Pathways T32 Training Grant.

2016 - Angela Gran "Investigating the Time Course and Direction of Cognitive Control in L2 Acquisition"

2016 - Dan Elbich received the STAR award - a scholarship given to graduate students in the College of the Liberal Arts, recognizing students who have excelled in all aspects of their graduate program.

2016 - Christina Webb received the STAR award - a scholarship given to graduate students in the College of the Liberal Arts, recognizing students who have excelled in all aspects of their graduate program.

2016 - Nancy Dennis and Amy Overman (Elon University) were awarded an NIA (NIH) grant titled "Elucidating cognitive and neural mechanisms to enhance associative memory in younger and older adults" 

2016 - Kaitlyn Litcofsky was awarded a Language Learning Dissertation Grant

 

 

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