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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, […]

DiSH lab presenting at the 15th Annual Stanford Undergraduate Psychology Conference!

This past Saturday, Jolene, Megan, and Erin gave a presentation at the 15th Annual Stanford Undergraduate Psychology Conference. Out of almost 300 abstracts, they were selected to give a talk on our roommate dieting study, and here’s what they have to say about their experience: “Giving a talk at Stanford University on Saturday was absolutely […]

Patricia presenting at UCLA Science Poster Day!

Another great accomplishment from one of our DiSH lab RAs; Patricia did an awesome job presenting her poster at UCLA’s Science Poster Day, and was even nominated for the Dean’s Prize Award for outstanding research! UCLA Science Poster Day is an event sponsored by the Undergraduate Science Journal, where undergraduate students at UCLA who are […]

Listen to Dr.T’s KPCC Air Talk!

If you weren’t able to listen to Dr.T’s great talk about parents’ misperception of kids’ body size, and how to talk to children about weight, on KPCC’s Air Talk with Larry Mantle yesterday, here is the link!!  You do not want to miss this!