Accomplishments: Department of Psychology

July 6, 2016
Patricia Heisser Metoyer (Psychology and Interdisciplinary Studies) has been nominated for a National Women’s Studies Association Women’s Center Award. Established in 1977, the National Women's Studies Association promotes and supports the production and dissemination of knowledge about women and gender through teaching, learning, research, and service in academic and other settings. NWSA recognizes that women's studies are broader than what happens in the classroom. Through her scholarship and...
May 3, 2016
Christopher Kearney (Psychology) recently published his book, Managing School Absenteeism at Multiple Tiers: An Evidence-based and Practical Guide for Professionals, via Oxford University Press.
May 2, 2016
Patricia Heisser Metoyer (Psychology) was selected to attend the Yale University class Leadership Strategies in Magazine Media Publishing. The program included professionals in the international media and the publishing world as well as speakers from Yale School of Management. Her peers in the class included representatives from major media and publishing corporations. She is a Ms. Magazine Feminist Scholar and will receive recognition from the University of California, Irvine (UCI) at the...
March 30, 2016
Patricia Heisser-Metoyer (Psychology), along with actress Ann-Marie Johnson and Darnell Hunt of UCLA, created "The African-American Television Report," which studies issues that concern African-American primetime performers. She has been a media researcher  consultant in Hollywood and former national director for diversity and affirmative action at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG). Additionally, she has worked  with Johnson (most recently of the Children's Hospital television series), who held...
March 1, 2015
Andrew Murtishaw (Psychology) received a travel award given by the International Behavioral Neuroscience Society (IBNS) to present his research at the IBNS 24th annual meeting, which will take place in Victoria, Canada, in June. Murtishaw, who works in professor Jefferson Kinney's Neuroscience Laboratory, researches several risk factors of Alzheimer's disease, including diabetes mellitus and disrupted insulin signaling. He will be presenting his research on the effects of peripheral insulin...
March 1, 2015
Jefferson Kinney, Chelcie Heaney, Monica Bolton, and Andrew Murtishaw (Psychology) served as organizers and judges for the Nevada Brain Bee, a competition for high school students that took place in January. The winner was Liliveth Nunez from East Career and Technical Academy. She will be traveling to Maryland to represent Nevada in the National Brain Bee this month.
February 1, 2015
Andrew Murtishaw (Psychology) recently won first place in a graduate student research competition sponsored by the Southern Nevada section of the American Chemical Society for his research titled, "Chronic LPS-induced Inflammatory Response in a Diabetic Model of Alzheimer's Disease." His research in the Behavioral Neuroscience Laboratory of professor Jefferson Kinney (Psychology) focuses on risk factors of Alzheimer's disease. The research competition was held at Nevada State College in...
February 1, 2015
Monica Bolton, Chelcie Heaney, Andrew Murtishaw, and Jefferson Kinney (all Psychology) recently published the article, "Postnatal Alterations in GABAB Receptor Tone Produce Sensorimotor Gating and Protein Level Differences in Adulthood." Bolton works in the Behavioral Neuroscience Laboratory of professor Kinney and this is her second manuscript for which she is listed as the first author. The article is featured in The International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience, which will be available...
September 1, 2013
Jane Karwoski (Psychology) received the Outstanding Research Award of 2012 from the Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions for her article, "Revisiting the Educationally Influential Physician: Development of a Simplified Nomination Form." The honor includes a $1,000 cash award.
March 1, 2013
Daniel Allen (Psychology) has been elected president of the National Academy of Neuropsychology.
October 1, 2012
Joel Snyder (Psychology) and Melissa Gregg (Psychology) were awarded a grant from the Army Research Office to perform studies on "Perceptual and Neural Mechanisms of Auditory Change Detection." A paper related to the award was published in the journal Neuroimage. It was titled, "Enhanced Sensory Processing Accompanies Successful Detection of Change for Real-World Sounds."