The Social Psychoneuroendocrinology Lab (SPEL), directed by Pranjal Mehta, Ph.D., and the Culture and Morality Lab (CaML), directed by Azim Shariff, Ph.D., are seeking a full-time lab manager to begin work in late summer or fall of 2014 (start date is flexible) for a period of one to two years. Lab manager duties will be split between the two labs.
Research, Innovation and Graduate Education recently awarded top researchers the 2014 Incubating Interdisciplinary Initiatives (I3) Award.
Deborah Ettel, Anne Glang, Laurie Powell (of the Center on Brain Injury Research & Training), and our very own Pranj Mehta and Erik Knight were awarded this grant for their project titled “The Measurements and Interventions to Improve Self-Regulation Following Traumatic Brain Injury”.
This proposal aims to improve outcomes for individuals suffering from brain injury. Team members will develop preliminary research, explore noninvasive measures to diagnose and monitor changes during rehabilitation, and design an intervention to improve self-regulation. The funds will be used to enable the researchers to support a future grant proposal to the U.S. Department of Defense. For more information about the I3 awards, please view the full announcement here.
Congratulations to everyone involved!
Congratulations to Erik and Smrithi, who were both chosen to give Data Blitz presentations at this year’s Social Neuroendocrinology Pre-conference at SPSP 2014!
Erik will present the effects of status and stability on cortisol and testosterone functioning, and Smrithi will discuss the endocrine and affective foundations of voter perceptions of the 2012 presidential election.
Stress Club, a biweekly journal club that explores the many facets of stress with an intentionally broad range of topics (e.g., more than just cortisol), is continuing through winter term! Pulling from diverse areas of psychology, Stress Club discusses primary research targeting the bidirectional effects of stress on brains, bodies, and behaviors. This multi-disciplinary and multi-level approach allows members to expand their definition and understanding of the science of stress.
Interested? Contact Erik Knight (firstname.lastname@example.org) for meeting time & location.