Congratulations, Sophia!

by Erin

Congratulations to one of our incredible past study coordinators, Sophia Krakowiak, for getting accepted into Loyola Marymount University’s School Psychology Program! Here’s what she had to say about her time in the DiSH Lab: “Joining the DiSH lab was one of the best decisions I made in my academic career at UCLA. Dr. Tomiyama and […]

Congratulations to Angela, who just won the 2016 Health Psychology Research Paper Award!

by Erin

One of our incredible DiSH grad students, Angela Incollingo Rodriguez, just won the 2016 Health Psychology Research Paper Award for her systematic review “Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis dysregulation and cortisol activity in obesity: A systematic review! In the paper, Angela delves into the link between cortisol and obesity, finding that while certain trends seem to emerge, the literature […]

Congratulations to Dr. T for Winning the Departmental Teaching Award!

by Erin

We’re so proud of Dr. T for winning this year’s Psychology Departmental Teaching Award – any of us who have been mentored or taught by Dr. Tomiyama know just how incredible she is! Whether it’s in a big lecture hall or a small seminar, in a lab meeting or a one-on-one meeting, Dr. T makes sure […]

DiSH RAs representing at UCLA’s Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference!

by Erin

This past Friday, UCLA hosted its 25th annual Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference, and three of our DiSH Lab Research Assistants – Cristina, Brandon, and Kevin – presented posters! Check out what they had to say about their experience here: Cristina González Poster Title: Are Food Addiction and Alcohol Abuse Two Branches of Pathology from the Same […]

Congratulations to Laura, for passing her dissertation preliminary orals!

by Erin

Laura Finch, one of our talented DiSH graduate students – just passed her dissertation preliminary orals! We’re excited to announce that she is now officially a Doctoral Candidate in the department of Health Psychology, and will be able to move forward with completing her dissertation! We can’t wait to see what you’ll accomplish, Laura!

Jenna’s Visit to Capitol Hill

by Erin

DiSH Grad Student Jenna Cummings just got back from a trip to Capitol Hill in Washington D.C., where she got to speak with congressional representatives and staff about the importance of funding for social & behavioral research! She went on the trip with the American Psychological Association’s Science Student Council, and we’re ecstatic that she […]

Congratulations to Peter, for accepting an offer to UCLA’s Health Psychology Program!

by Erin

For the past few months, DiSH Lab RA Peter Nooteboom has been applying to various Ph.D. programs in health and clinical psychology. We could not be more pleased to report that he has accepted an offer to UCLA’s Health Psychology program to work with Dr. Ted Robles! Here’s what Peter had to say: “Through my […]

Congratulations to Dr. Mary Himmelstein, for successfully defending her dissertation!

by Erin

This past Friday, Mary Himmelstein, DiSH graduate student and collaborator at Rutgers University, officially became Dr. Mary Himmelstein after successfully defending her dissertation! This is a huge milestone in her career, and all of us here at the DiSH Lab are extremely proud of her. Here’s what Mary had to say: “It’s been a long […]

Stressed about exams or deadlines? Exercise may help more than you think!

by Erin

  When we get stressed out, it can be easy to let exercise & physical activity fall by the wayside. Even though we know that exercise is great for us, and has more benefits than we could ever list – it takes a lot of effort, and we may not feel so inclined to get […]

Jolene’s Experience at the American Psychosomatic Society’s 74th Annual Scientific Meeting!

by Erin

This past weekend, Dr. T. & DiSH Lab Manager Jolene headed off to Denver, CO to attend the American Psychosomatic Society’s 74th Annual Scientific Meeting. The American Psychosomatic Society (APS) aims to “to advance and integrate the scientific study of biological, psychological, behavioral and social factors in health and disease”, which makes it a perfect fit […]