A team of scientists from the Norman and Health Sciences campuses have received funding from the National Institutes of Health to study whether a woman's iron status at menopause is a risk or a protective factor with respect to later neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's. Their research project is titled "Iron status at perimenopause: Effects on brain and behavior." Congrats to Dr. Wenger and team! (Published 1-2-19)
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Congratulations to our Fall 2018 graduates!
Dr. Michael Wenger & Colleagues
Dr. Lori Snyder & Colleagues
Congratulations to Dr. Lori Snyder, Dr. Joy Pendley, and Dr. Paul Spicer who were recently awarded a $1.7 million, 5-year grant to study factors influencing scientific research careers among American Indians by the U.S. Deptartment of Health and Human Services, National Institute of Health!!! Their research project is titled "Factors Influencing Scientific Research Careers Among American Indians."
The project is focused on understanding the experiences of American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) undergraduate students through qualitative and quantitative methods in order to determine factors influencing persistence and success in STEM majors as well as other fields. (Published 1-2-19)
New Faculty Member
Dr. Adam Feltz
The Department of Psychology is excited to announce that Dr. Adam Feltz, Associate Professor of Psychology, will be joining our department this Fall!
He specializes in human factors of informed decision making with an emphasis on ethically relevant judgments and practical implications of those judgments in domains such as health, medicine, law, and finance. He is co-founder and co-managing director of http://RiskLiteracy.org research collaborative. (Published 5-30-18)
Congratulations to Ellen Fitzsimmons (mathematics and psychology major) for her recent acceptance into Graduate School at the University of Missouri - Columbia! She will be pursuing a degree in quantitative psychology.
Additionally, she was a recipient of an Honors College Award for Distinction in Undergraduate Research for her presentation at Undergraduate Research Day! Her project was titled "Predicting Academic Success in Initial Mathematics Course Taken by First-Time Freshmen." (Published 5-30-18)
New Faculty Member
Dr. Erin Freeman
The Department welcomes Erin Freeman back to OU! Dr. Freeman earned her PhD in Personality and Indvidual Differences from the University of Oklahoma. She currently serves as the Master Teacher for the Department of Psychology's statistics courses. (Published 8-1-17)
Dr. Jenel Cavazos
Dr. Jenel Cavazos, the Master Teacher for the Department of Psychology's introductory psychology courses, has been awarded the 2017 CTE Faculty Fellow Grant. This is a 1-year grant totaling $10,000 awarded by the Center for Teaching Excellence. (Published 5-30-17)