Accomplishments: Department of Psychology

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."