RA Guest Blog: Review of “The Science and Politics of How Nutrition Got It Wrong on Fat and Cholesterol” with Nina Teicholz

by Erin

Last week, DiSH RA Emma Schopp attended a talk called “The Science and Politics of How Nutrition Got It Wrong on Fat and Cholesterol” with investigative journalist Nina Teicholz and host Dr. Aaron Blaisdell of the UCLA Psychology Department. Here’s what Emma had to say about the talk: ________ Last Wednesday, investigative journalist Nina Teicholz visited UCLA […]

Congratulations to Dr. Britt Ahlstrom, who just successfully defended her dissertation!

by Erin

This afternoon, Britt Ahlstrom, incredible DiSH graduate student, officially became Dr. Britt Ahlstrom! She successfully defended her dissertation to her committee members (Dr. T, Dr. Ted Robles, Dr. Martie Haselton, and Dr. Traci Mann), and has earned her Ph.D!   This is a huge milestone in Dr. Ahlstrom’s career, and we are all incredibly proud […]

Congratulations, Isaac!

by Erin

Isaac Mirzadegan, one of our recently-graduated DiSH RAs, just landed an awesome research job at the Golden Bear Sleep and Mood Research Clinic at UC Berkeley! Isaac has been a stellar research assistant in the DiSH Lab for over two years, and we are so proud of his accomplishments. Here’s what Isaac has to say about his […]

Dr. T won APA’s Outstanding Contributions to Health Psychology by an Early Career Professional Award!

by Erin

This past weekend, Dr. T traveled to Denver, CO to accept the Outstanding Contributions to Health Psychology by an Early Career Professional Award from the American Psychological Association! The award recognizes an individual whose contributions to the fields of science and psychology have been innovative, courageous, and distinctive, and whose contributions have supported efforts to […]

Congratulations, Patricia!

by Erin

One of our most dedicated research assistants, Patricia Natalie, just accepted an offer of admission to the Social Design Master’s program at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore, Maryland! We couldn’t be prouder of Patricia for following her two passions – design and studying body dissatisfaction. Check out what Patricia has to say […]

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!