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Two P&N faculty teams receive ABC Thrive Seed Grants to improve early childhood outcomes

Thursday, November 12, 2020
All Babies and Children Thrive (ABC Thrive) has awarded seed grants of up to $40,000 to four interdisciplinary teams of Duke faculty, two of which are teams from the Department of Psychology & Neuroscience. The teams will explore new interventions to support positive early childhood... Read More »
Guided Conferences Announcement

Department sponsors undergraduate Guided Virtual Conferences in Psychology & Neuroscience, 2020-2021

Monday, October 26, 2020
The 2020-2021 academic year provides a unique opportunity for Psychology & Neuroscience undergraduate students to attend virtual international conferences sponsored by the department. Each conference will be guided by a P&N faculty host who will recommend select conference... Read More »
Beth Peloquin

Department welcomes new Business Manager, Beth Peloquin

Tuesday, October 20, 2020
On August 24, 2020, Beth Peloquin joined the department of psychology and neuroscience as its new Business Manager. Peloquin replaced long-time department Business Manager Cynthia LaMaster, who retired from Duke after 30 years of service. The hiring process took place during the... Read More »
Sarah Gaither

Sarah Gaither receives 2020 SAGE Young Scholar Award

Monday, October 12, 2020
Sarah Gaither, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience has received the prestigious 2020 Sage Young Scholar Award.  The Sage Young Scholar Awards recognize outstanding achievements by young scholars who are early in their research careers. The awards are... Read More »
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Department spotlight on SPEAK: Scientists Promoting Equity and Knowledge

Tuesday, October 6, 2020
A group of P&N graduate students and post doctoral fellows Matthew Bachman, Kathryn Dickerson, Shabnam Hakimi, Rosa Li & Brenda Yang have been spotlighted by Duke Research for forming a "journal club" called SPEAK: Scientists Promoting Equity and Knowledge. The group recently authored an... Read More »
Aaron Reuben

Aaron Reuben addresses the long-term implications of childhood lead exposure

Friday, October 2, 2020
Aaron Reuben, fifth-year Ph.D. candidate in clinical psychology and member of the Moffitt and Caspi Lab, spoke at the Nicholas School’s Environmental Health and Toxicology Seminar series about the long-term implications of childhood lead exposure.  Published in the Duke Research Blog, 9/21/... Read More »
Minna Ng teaches from Zoom Cart

Minna Ng adapts to COVID-19 teaching by utilizing a Zoom Cart, shares six take-aways from pedagogy in a pandemic

Thursday, October 1, 2020
Faculty member Minna Ng has adapted to COVID-19 teaching obstacles by utilizing a Zoom Cart — one of 50 created this summer by Trinity Technology Services and Duke OIT.  Read the full article in Duke Today: Zoom Carts help keep semester rolling as well as Ng's personal account:... Read More »
Wilhelmina Reuben-Cooke, ’67

Sociology-Psychology Building renamed after Wilhelmina Reuben-Cooke, ’67

Monday, September 28, 2020
The Duke Board of Trustees voted Saturday to rename the Sociology-Psychology Building on West Campus for Reuben-Cooke following the recommendations of the President’s Advisory Committee on Institutional History. By Geoffrey Mock; Originally published in Duke Today, Iconic West... Read More »
Makeba Wilbourn

Makeba Wilbourn and her lab featured for commitment to community, inclusivity, and healthy lab atmosphere amid COVID-19

Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Makeba Wilbourn, associate professor of the practice of psychology and neuroscience, understands that, in addition to producing important research on the cognitive development of children, her lab’s goal is to inspire students with a healthy atmosphere. Students who work in Makeba... Read More »
faculty seed grants 2020-2021

2020-2021 Faculty Research Seed Grant recipients announced

Friday, September 18, 2020
Eight faculty members from the Department of Psychology & Neuroscience have been awarded Research Seed Grants via philanthropic support from The Charles Lafitte Foundation Program in Psychological and Neuroscience Research at Duke University. The faculty projects – all chosen... Read More »