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Congratulations, Sara!

One of our amazing RAs, Sara Frazier, has just been selected for Teach for America! Teach for America (TFA) is a program that recruits recent college graduates and young professionals to teach K-12 classrooms in low-income communities across America. Teach for America’s main mission is to achieve educational equity and excellence for all students. TFA […]

DiSH Lab at Psychosomatic 2018!

Last weekend, the DiSH Lab traveled to Louisville, KY to attend the American Psychosomatic Society’s 76th Annual Scientific Meeting. The American Psychosomatic Society (APS) aims to “advance and integrate the scientific study of biological, psychological, behavioral and social factors in health and disease,” which makes it a perfect fit with DiSH research. One of our […]

DiSH Lab at SPSP 2018!

A couple weeks ago, the DiSH lab attended the Annual Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) Convention in Atlanta, GA. One of our wonderful research assistants, Nancy Gomez, presented a poster on her independent project that she’s been working hard on with Dr. T. Here’s what Nancy had to say: “Attending the SPSP conference […]

Congratulations, Isaac!

Isaac Mirzadegan, a former DiSH RA, has accepted an offer to attend Florida State University for graduate school! Isaac was a dedicated RA in our lab for over 2 years, and he was promoted to a study coordinator position in his last year. After taking some time off to work as a lab manager at […]

“What thin people don’t understand about dieting” by Dr. T & Dr. Traci Mann

It’s officially February – how are those New Year’s Resolutions coming? You might be interested in reading this piece by Dr. T and Dr. Traci Mann on what thin people don’t get about dieting – it’s been picked up by major news outlets like CNN, CBS, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the Chicago Tribune!

Weight does not equal health: Postdoc Jeff Hunger quoted in a SELF article

Jeff Hunger, who is a postdoctoral scholar here at the DiSH Lab, recently spoke to SELF magazine about negative stereotypes about weight. The article focuses on an Instagram post by model Ashley Graham that received many weight stigmatizing comments. Specifically, some users were attributing health conditions (e.g., heart disease) to an individual’s weight. Addressing such […]

Congratulations, Diana!

One of our dedicated DiSH Lab Research Assistants, Diana Gonzalez, will be starting out at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health this fall! The Mailman School of Public Health is a world-renowned program, and we are so proud of Diana for pursuing a subject that she’s so passionate about! Here’s what Diana has to say: “I […]

Dr. T wins APS’s Janet Taylor Spence Award for Transformative Early Career Contributions!

We are very excited to announce that Dr. T has won the Association for Psychological Science’s prestigious Janet Taylor Spence Award for Transformative Early Career Contributions! This award recognizes psychological scientists who show a unique talent for doing interdisciplinary research and who incorporate various methodological approaches in their programs of research, and it’s an incredible […]

Congratulations, Hien!

We are very pleased to announce that one of our dedicated RAs, Hien Huynh, got accepted to UCSD’s prestigious Skaggs School of Pharmacy! She just began her first term, and we’re confident that she’ll be hugely successful. We’ll miss seeing Hien around the lab, but we’re all very proud of her accomplishments!

Get a restaurant-worthy meal at the dorm cafeteria at UCLA!

UCLA has consistently been ranked top in the nation for best dorm food, and it isn’t hard to understand why as the recipes UCLA create for students look and taste more like food from a trendy restaurant than from a college cafeteria. The recipes are inspired by international cuisines and include healthy ingredients like spelt, […]