Onward & Upward: The 2015 PhDs move on

Congratulations to our graduating PhD students! Fouad Bou Zeineddine will be taking a post-doctoral position at the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, working with Dr. Kevin Durrheim. Jennie Pellowski will be taking a post-doctoral appointment at the International Health Institute, Brown University, working with Dr. Abby Harrison. Chris Burrows will be taking an NSF-funded post-doctoral position at the University of Connecticut, working with Dr. Hart Blanton.

Johnson Appointed Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor

In recognition of his excellence in research, teaching, service, public engagement, and outreach, on March 25, 2015, Blair T. Johnson was conferred the highest honor the University of Connecticut grants to faculty members: Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor. Dr. Johnson’s work on meta-analytic techniques, and his use of them to what spreads HIV and what interventions are effective, as well as the efficacy of various treatments for clinical depression, have received international attention. He has served several important scientific societies, including, currently, the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, and has served on the editorial boards of many scientific journals. Most recently, he has served as senior editor of Social Science & Medicine. We congratulate Dr. Johnson on his many achievements and in joining David A. Kenny and Jeffrey D. Fisher as BoT Distinguished Professors.

Baron & Kenny (1986) listed in top 100 most-cited papers–Nature

The journal Nature has named the article that Reuben M. Baron and David A. Kenny published in 1986 in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology one of the top 100 most-cited research publications of all time, entering the list at number 33. The publications on the top 100 list were published between 1925 and 2008; that the Baron and Kenny article had far less time to accrue citations than most other papers on the list makes their accomplishment all the more distinguished. Of the six publications in the disciplines of psychology and psychiatry to make the list, the Baron and Kenny article is the second most cited even though it is the most recently published of the six. baron_kenny_2014 Congratulations, Reuben and Dave!