Published: April 12, 2013

CU Psychology and Neuroscience graduate student Jason Gwinn (Social, mentored by Chick Judd) was awarded a Summer Fellowship by the CU-Boulder Graduate School. These competitive awards help the recipient to pursue his or her dissertation research during the summer months.


CU Psychology and Neuroscience graduate student Courtney Stevens (Clinical) and co-advisor Angel Bryan (Social) were in the popular press for a commentary they wrote for American Journal of Health Promotion regarding methods to encourage people to exercise more. Read the Colorado Arts & Sciences Magazine article.

CU Psychology and Neuroscience graduate students Hollis Karoly, Courtney Stevens, and Rachel Thayer (all Clinical, each co-mentored by Angela Bryan (Social) and Kent Hutchison (Clinical)) were in the news for some research they conducted demonstrating that aerobic exercise might help prevent or even reverse the damage heavy alcohol use does to the brain’s white matter. The research, originally published in the journalAlcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, drew the notice of several media outlets. Read the LA Times article, the US News article, the Daily Camera article, or read the original research article.

CU Psychology and Neuroscience professor Tor Wager (Cognitive) is in the news because of a paper published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The research involved the use of functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) to identify an objective measure of pain in the brain. This research generated a large amount of media interest. Read or listen to the NPR segment, read the NBC News article, or read the NEJM article.