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NIH Summer Research Program for Diversity Students in PharmacoNeuroImmunology

This summer, the Department of Psychology at the University of Minnesota participated in the eight-week Summer Research Program for Diversity Students in PharmacoNeuroImmunology. This interdisciplinary program was created by several faculty across the University, including Jonathan Gewirtz, PhD, Morse-Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professor of Psychology.  

Landers on Work After the Pandemic

A year ago, COVID-19 shifted everyone into a “new normal.” One domain that was particularly affected was the workforce. In a Twin Cities Pioneer Press article titled “Heading back to the office after working from home during the pandemic? Here are some tips for adjusting,” Richard Landers, associate professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Minnesota, shares what his recent research says about remote work.

Oxenham Lab Research in PNAS

Members of the Psychology Department’s Auditory Perception and Cognition lab, Dr. Anahita Mehta, Dr. Lei Feng, and Professor Andrew Oxenham, recently published a paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. The paper entitled “Neural auditory contrast enhancement in humans” shows how our ability to detect novel sounds, and to recognize familiar sounds in novel environments, is helped by brain responses that adapt to the ongoing acoustic environment. The work provides the first experimental neural evidence in humans for a theory that was proposed in the early 1980s by University of Minnesota Psychology professor, Neal Viemeister (1944-2020). The research identifies approaches for improving hearing aids and cochlear implants to take advantage of the new findings

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Awardees

Congratulations to Finola Eileen Kane-Grade, Sarah Gillespie, and Andrea Wiglesworth for their recent NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Award. The NSF GRFP recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in STEM-related fields who are pursuing research-based masters and doctoral degrees. This is a five-year fellowship that includes three years of financial support including a stipend of $34,000 and a cost of education allowance of $12,000 to the institution.

Anyanso Presents at Ladder Event

On May 8th, several U of MN departments hosted a virtual event in partnership with The Ladder program to help youth learn about mental health and provide them with some stress coping skills. Vanessa Anyanso, counseling graduate student in the Department of Psychology, was one of the lead presenters. She shared information on emotional regulation and mindfulness.

Federico Quoted in Illinois News Today

An Illinois News Today article titled, “Artist Leads “Violet Protest” Against Polarization,” writes about Arizona artist Ann Morton who created a non-radical “violet protest.” After a very polarized year, Morton worked to combine red and blue textile squares with the help of other artists to create a piece that represented citizenship, compromise, and compassion rather than a political party or side.

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