P&N Doctoral Students Receive Fellowships

Monday, March 20, 2017
Congratulations to the following P&N doctoral students who have received 2017-2018 Duke Graduate School Fellowships: Nadia Brashier- Philip J. Baugh Fellowship Ali Giusto- Dissertation Research Travel Award: International  and   Aleane Webb Dissertation Research Fellowship... Read More »

Brenda Yang wins Duke's 2017 Merritt Award for Science Journalism

Friday, March 10, 2017
Congratulations to P&N Grad Student Brenda Yang, recipient of Duke's 2017 Merritt Award for Science Journalism. Yang won the award for her July 2016 Scientific American article "Are Our Scientific Heroes Too Heroic?," according to the announcement posted on the Pratt School of Engineering... Read More »

P&N Alumna Shirley Collado Named President of Ithaca College

Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Congratulations to P&N alumna Shirley M. Collado, who is the newly named ninth president of Ithaca College. Dr. Collado is a 1999 Graduate of P&N's Clinical Psychology Program, where the title of her dissertation was "The Perceived Racism Scale for Latina/os: a Multidimensional... Read More »

Now accepting applications, 2017-2018 Costanzo Undergraduate Teaching Fellowships

Friday, February 24, 2017
The Undergraduate Studies Office is now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 Costanzo Undergraduate Teaching Fellowships.  Costanzo fellows serve as TAs for Introductory Psychology.  Please contact Dr. Angie Vieth ( for more information.  The application deadline... Read More »

Clinical Psychology Internships 2017-2018

Friday, February 17, 2017
The results are in - the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers reports that five P&N Ph.D. students matched to top clinical internships. Once again, P&N had a 100% match in clinical psychology internships. Congratulations to the following students, and best wishes... Read More »

Dr. David V. Smith Designated APS Rising Star

Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Congratulations to P&N PhD alumnus David V. Smith, who has been designated as an "APS Rising Star" by the Association for Psychological Science. The Rising Star designation recognizes outstanding psychological scientists in the earliest stages of their research career post-PhD whose... Read More »

P&N researchers pinpoint brain structure that links environmental cues to enhanced focus

Friday, January 27, 2017
New research from the Tobias Egner Lab reveals how the brain learns to link external cues to a focused mindset. Read the full story in Duke Today: The study was also covered in other international publications: Read More »

P&N Mentoring Dinner for 1st year graduate students

Friday, January 27, 2017
Photos from P&N's inaugural mentoring dinner.

Makeba Wilbourn honored by President Obama, receives Presidential Early Career Award

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Congratulations to P&N's Makeba Wilbourn, who has received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). This is the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their research. She was one of... Read More »

Tomasello Study a Top Breakthrough of 2016

Friday, December 30, 2016
Congratulations to P&N Professor Mike Tomasello and his colleagues, whose study on mind reading in great apes has been chosen as one of the top 10 breakthroughs of 2016 by Science Magazine. The Breakthrough of the Year is widely recognized as one of the highest distinctions in science. The... Read More »