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Recent Departmental Highlights

  • Welcome to Lauren Aulet, who received a Presidential Postdoc Fellowship and will be joining Jessica Cantlon’s lab in July.  
  • Congratulations to Brad Mahon - his co-founded company, MindTrace, recently won the first-place prize of LifeX Labs and Pittsburgh Life Science Greenhouse’s co-sponsored Life Sciences Accelerator program. 
  • Claire Bergey received the Conference Award Computational Modeling Prize in Language from the Cognitive Science Society (Advisor:  Yurovsky, in collaboration with DeDeo).
  • Michael Granovetter is a recipient of an American Epilepsy Society Graduate Fellowship  (Advisor: Behrmann).
  • Alana Mittleman, a Cognitive Science major with an additional Major in Statistics, was selected as this year’s winner of the Gretchen Goldsmith Lankford Award (Research Advisor: Rakison).
  • Jeanean Naqvi received funding for her F31 grant submission for research on racial & ethnic differences in social support and health among individuals with Type II diabetes (Advisor: Helgeson)
  • Chisom Obasih (Advisors: Holt/Shinn-Cunningham) and Sophie Robert (Advisor: Behrmann) both received NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) funding. Urszula Oszczapinska (Advisor: Heller) and Austin Luor (Advisors: Holt/Shinn-Cunningham) were awarded NSF GRFP Honorable Mentions.
  • Ven Popov (recent CMU PhD Alum) is a recipient of the the Glushko Prize awarded by the Cognitive Science Society for his Ph.D. dissertation (Advisor: Reder).
  • David Rakison and Lisa Oakes’ new book, Developmental Cascades, is the recipient of the Eleanor Maccoby Book Award Committee for 2021 from APA, Division 7. 

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