Archive for the ‘Lab Stuff’ Category

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

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

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 […]

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

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!

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!

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

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 […]

Big Congratulations to Britt, for passing her dissertation preliminary orals!

One of our brilliant graduate students, Britt Ahlstrom, just passed her dissertation preliminary orals with flying colors! She is now officially a Doctoral Candidate in the Health Psychology department and will embark on her dissertation. Britt’s committee will consist of Dr. T., of course, Dr. Ted Robles, Dr. Martie Haselton, and Dr. Traci Mann. We […]

DiSH Lab at SPSP 2016!

This past weekend, the DiSH lab attended the 17th Annual Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) Convention in San Diego, CA. We’re extremely proud of how well we were represented at this conference – we had undergraduates, lab managers, graduate students, DiSH Collaborators, and of course, Dr. T. all in attendance! On Thursday, Jan. […]

Gut Feelings: Erin’s Experience at #SSEW2015

Last week, I had the opportunity to attend the COAST/SSEW (Sugar, Stress, Environment, and Weight) Annual Symposium at UCSF with Dr. T. The theme of the symposium was “Gut Feelings: The microbiome, the mind, and metabolic health”, so all of the speakers were leading researchers and policymakers in the field of microbiome research. Before attending […]

DiSH Lab Featured in the APS Summer Newsletter!

Exciting news from the lab today – we’re featured in the American Psychosomatic Society’s “Meet the Lab” section of their Summer 2015 newsletter! “Meet the Lab” is a new addition to the APS newsletter, and it’s meant to recognize the APS members, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and lab managers from new labs that “push the science […]

Dr. T’s Talk at APA 2015!

This past Thursday, Dr. T traveled to Toronto to give a talk about the psychological, behavioral, and health consequences of weight stigma at the annual American Psychological Association Convention. Dr. T’s talk covered her “vicious-cycle” model of weight stigma, known as the cyclic obesity/weight-based stigma (COBWEBS) model, as well as results from two recently-published papers about […]