Graduate Student Accomplishments

I wanted to share with you some of the great things our graduate students have accomplished over the past month (approximately).  Please join me in congratulating the students below on their impressive work!

Peer Reviewed Publications

Qijing Yu (BCN)
Yu, Q., Daugherty, A. M., Anderson, D. M., Brush, D., Hardwick, A., Lacey, W., Nishimura, M., Raz, S. & Ofen, N. (2018). Socioeconomic Status and Hippocampal Volume in Children and Young Adults. Developmental Science 


Qijing Yu (Behavioral & Cognitive Neuroscience) and Lingfei Tang (Behavioral & Cognitive Neuroscience)

Yu, Q., McCall., D. M., Homayouni, R., Tang, L., Chen Z, Schoff D., Nishimura M., Raz S. & Ofen, N. (2018). Age-associated increase in mnemonic strategy use is linked to prefrontal cortex development. Neuroimage181, 162-169.


Lingfei Tang (Behavioral & Cognitive Neuroscience)

Tang, L., Shafer, A. T. & Ofen, N. (2018). Prefrontal Cortex Contributions to the Development of Memory Formation. Cerebral Cortex. 1-14.


Progovac, L., Rakhlin, N., Anglell, W., Liddane, R., Tang, L., & Ofen, N. (2018). Diversity of grammars and their diverging evolutionary and processing paths: evidence from functional MRI study of Serbian. Frontiers in Psychology, 9, 278.


Ledina Imami (Social-Personality)

Imami, L., Stanton, S. C. E., Zilioli, S., Tobin, E. T., Farrell, A. K., Luca, F., & Slatcher, R.B. (in press). Self-disclosure and perceived responsiveness among youth with asthma: Links to affect and anti-inflammatory gene expression. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.


Jennifer Kott (Behavioral & Cognitive Neuroscience)

Kott, J.M., Mooney-Leber, S.M., Li, J., & Brummelte, S. (2018). Elevated stress hormone levels and antidepressant treatment starting before pregnancy affect maternal care and litter characteristics in an animal model of depression.  Behavioral Brain Research, 348, 101-114.


Jennifer Ellis (Clinical) and Cara Struble (Clinical)

Ellis, J.D., Lister, J.J., Struble, C.A., Cairncross, M., Carr, M.M., Ledgerwood, D.M. (2018).  Client and clinician-rated characteristics of problem gamblers with and without history of gambling-related illegal behaviors.  Addictive Behaviors, 84, 1-6.


Book Chapters

Shannon Clark (Clinical) and Bethany Pester (Clinical)

Clark, S. M., Leonard, M. T., Cano, A., & Pester, B. (2018). Beyond operant theory of observer reinforcement of pain behavior. In T. Venvoort, K. Karos, Z. Trost, & K. M. Prkachin (Eds.), Social and interpersonal dynamics in pain: We don’t suffer alone (pp. 273-293). New York, NY: Springer.

Hallie Tankha (Clinical)

Tankha, H., Kerns, R. D., & Cano, A (2018). Treating adults with chronic pain and their families: Application of an enhanced cognitive-behavioral transactional model. In Psychological Approaches to Pain Management: A Practitioners’ Handbook, Third Edition


Conference Presentations

Bethany Pester (Clinical): International Association for the Study of Pain Conference. Boston, MA.


Bethany Pester (Clinical): RoBUST Conference.  Detroit, MI.


Hallie Tankha (Clinical): International Association for the Study of Pain Conference. Boston, MA.


Qijing Yu (Behavioral & Cognitive Neuroscience): Flux Society 6th Congress. Berlin, Germany


Lingfei Tang (Behavioral & Cognitive Neuroscience): Flux - Big Data, Little Brains. Chapel Hill, NC


Zuni Julani  (Social-Personality): RoBUST Conference.  Detroit, MI.


The following students received $3000 student awards from the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation.

 Jennifer Ellis (Clinical)

Jeremy Grant (Clinical)

Lauren Radigan (Clinical)

Jonathan Sober (Clinical)

Qijing Yu (Behavioral & Cognitive Neuroscience)

Travel Awards

Monica De Iorio (Clinical): Award to attend APA, San Francisco, CA.


Jonathan Sober (Clinical): Award to attend APA, San Francisco, CA. 


Qijing Yu (Behavioral & Cognitive Neuroscience): Award to attend Flux annual meeting, Berlin.


Chela Wallin (Behavioral & Cognitive Neuroscience): Award to attend International Society for Developmental Psychobiology, San Diego, CA.


Zuni Jilani (Social-Personality):  Diversity Graduate Travel Award Winner for the 2019 Society for Personality and Social Psychology Convention, Portland, OR.


Masters Defense

 Hallie Tankha (Clinical): A Mindfulness-Based Intervention for Couples with Chronic Pain: Feasibility, Acceptability, and Preliminary Outcome.


Dissertation Defense

Andria Norman (Clinical): Predicting MCI Cognitive Course: Examination of Distal and Proximal Theoretical Models in the National Health and Aging Trends Study.


Other Accomplishments

Breanne Helmers (Social-Personality):  Won this year's GEOC Travel Award in the social sciences.


Breanne Helmers (Social-Personality): Accepted as a member of the Psychology of Women Quarterly Student Advisory Board (APA Division 35 journal).


Bethany Pester (Clinical): Selected to attend the North American Pain School (NAPS), a 4-day workshop in Canada with international pain researchers.

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