Dr. Tomiyama receives the Life Sciences Excellence in Promotion of Diversity & Inclusion Faculty Award

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Dr. T received this award today during the virtual celebration of Excellence in Life Sciences due to inclusive excellence, educational innovation, and world-class research in Life Sciences at UCLA, despite an incredibly challenging year. Congrats, Dr. T!

DiSH Lab RA David Figueroa wins the Dean’s Prize for Excellence in Research!

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David has been in the DiSH lab since his sophomore year and recently presented his research at the Undergraduate Research Week at UCLA. He worked on a project with grad student Lauren Hofschneider, which investigated how selfish tendencies are magnified by differences in status and limited resources. Their research aimed to understand why some people […]

Dr. Tomiyama shares her expertise in recent New York Times article!

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The New York Times article “Is B.M.I. a scam?” focuses on the flaws associated with the B.M.I. scale as a health index. Dr. Tomiyama argues that blood glucose, triglyceride and blood pressure results are better indices of one’s health as well as how we feel. Click here to read more in the article!

Former Research Assistant Grace Li Commits to University of Texas, Austin!

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Grace was a research assistant for the DiSH lab where she participated in two studies, Soupbowl and LOOSE. She recently committed to the Special Education Master’s program at UT Austin, which will prepare her to work with individuals with developmental disabilities and autism in the future. Thank you for your work in the DiSH Lab […]

DiSH lab alumna Emma Schopp to Attend Johns Hopkins for Grad School!

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DiSH lab alumna Emma recently matched with the Johns Hopkins University/National Institutes of Health Genetic Counseling Training Program! Emma was part of the DiSH Lab from 2016-2018. As a study coordinator, she helped lead several projects and gained valuable research and leadership skills that she has continued to use in her career. Since leaving the DiSH […]

Tamara Torosyan to Attend CSULA for Graduate School!

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In the DiSH Lab, Tamara worked as a research assistant for the LOOSE Study in which she obtained anthropometric measurements of participants through hair cortisol samples. She recently committed to the Masters of Science in School-Based Family Counseling Program at CSULA, which combines Marriage and Family Therapy, Pupil Personnel Services credential and an Advanced Authorization […]

Research Assistant Sonia Avila to Attend CSUN Graduate Program!

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Sonia was a research assistant for the DiSH Lab for about 2 years and during her time there she ran participants, input data, analyzed data and presented the findings at the PURC. She recently committed to a graduate program at CSUN, which is heavily based on statistical measures, research methods, and design to prepare its […]

Former DiSH Lab Member Nancy Gomez to Attend University of Washington!

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Former DiSH Lab Summer Intensive student, Nancy Gomez, was selected as part of the first cohort of the NSF-funded summer intensive program for community college students in 2016. The program’s curriculum, graduate students, and Dr. Tomiyama all had a great impact in encouraging her to apply graduate school. While at UCLA, Nancy became an RA […]

DiSH Alumns Featured in Prevention Magazine!

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DiSH Lab alumns Jeff Hunger and Mary Himmelstein are quoted extensively in this great article from Prevention magazine! Dr. T’s research is cited too. The gist: BMI is not helpful! Let’s focus on actual health and behaviors instead. Check it out here!

DiSH Alumna Tanvi Mamtora to Attend UCSF/SFSU for Graduate School!

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Former study coordinator Tanvi Mamtora recently committed to the Joint Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program at UCSF/SFSU! While there, she plans to dedicate her studies to delivering inclusive and equitable care to those she serves. In the DiSH Lab, Tanvi was a part of two research studies, one of which was published in Appetite and […]