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Welcome to UIC Psychology News! Here you’ll find news on faculty and students, information on upcoming department colloquia "Current Topics", The Black Scholar Series, and conferences, as well as notifications of important dates and deadlines. You’ll also find an archive of our month department newsletters.

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Associate Professor Stewart Shankman has been invited to help lead a special NIMH Council Workgroup on Tasks and Measures for RDoC.

The workgroup will have the dual purposes of (1) developing consensus and providing advice to NIMH regarding tasks, paradigms, and measures (“tests” for short) for RDoC constructs and (2) identifying those constructs for which test development is needed. The goal is to provide a list of tests that have been reviewed with regard to construct validity and psychometrics and suitability for use across diverse participants, and can serve as recommended common data elements to facilitate data sharing in the RDoC database.

Assistant Professors Kristine Molina and Matt Motyl receive 2015 APS Rising Star Awards

Congratulations to Assistant Professors Kristine Molina and Matt Motyl, whose research and productivity is being recognized by a 2015 Association for Psychological Science Rising Star Awards. The Rising Star designation recognizes outstanding psychological scientists in the earliest stages of their research career post-PhD whose innovative work has already advanced the field and signals great potential for their continued contributions.

Graduate student Ryan Leach has been awarded the 2105 Provost/Deiss Research Award

Congratulations to Social & Personality student Ryan Leach ??for winning the 2015 Provost/Deiss Research Award. The Graduate College’s longest-running support for research by graduate students at UIC is the Provost’s Award for Graduate Research and the W.C. and May Preble Deiss Fund for Biomedical Research Award; which are collectively called the Provost/Deiss Award. The Provost's Award is open to all graduate students currently enrolled at UIC and the Deiss Fund is for graduate students engaged in research in clinical or basic medical sciences.

Professor Pauline M. Maki was featured on NBC's Today website

Professor Pauline M. Maki was feature on NBC's Today website and other media outlets for a new North American Menopause Society (NAMS) Position Statement on Non-Hormonal Treatments for Vasomotor Symptoms and was the featured guest of a 1-hour call-in show on Sirius XM Doctor Radio on menopause.