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Davis, CA 95616
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AACDR Undergraduate Research Assistant Receives Dukes Fund Travel Award (10/26/17)

Helen Fann received a Fall 2017 Dukes Fund Travel Award from the UC Davis Psychology Department to present research at the Asian American Psychological Association’s annual convention in Las Vegas, NV.

Dukes Fund Travel Awards are $200-$1,000 travel grants competitively awarded to Psychology graduate and undergraduate students. Travel must be to a scientific conference and students must be presenting a scientific talk or poster at the conference.

Lauren Berger Receives 2017 APA Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs (CEMA) Jeffrey S. Tanaka Memorial Dissertation Award in Psychology (6/26/17)

Dr. Lauren Berger’s dissertation research titled, Unpacking the Relationship between Ethnic Identity and Adjustment among Biracials, was selected the winner in the 2017 APA Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs (CEMA) Jeffrey S. Tanaka Memorial Dissertation Award in Psychology competition. The APA CEMA continues to strive for increased research that will promote a better understanding of the complex issues facing communities of color (i.e., African-Americans/Blacks, Asian-Americans/Pacific Islanders, American Indians/Alaskan Natives, Hispanics/Latino(a)s). To this end, CEMA sponsors an award for the most outstanding dissertation in psychology which addresses concerns relevant to populations of color.

Dr. Berger will receive an award plaque during the 125th APA Annual Convention at the CEMA Social Hour on Thursday, August 3rd at 6pm in the Union Station room of the Marriott Marquis Washington, DC hotel.

For more information on the APA CEMA Jeffrey S. Tanaka Memorial Dissertation Award in Psychology, please visit: http://www.apa.org/about/awards/tanaka-award.aspx

Lauren Berger Receives UC Davis Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Mentoring Undergraduate Research by a Graduate Student/Postdoc (5/5/17)

Center Associate Director, Dr. Lauren Berger, was selected as the graduate/postdoc recipient of the 2017 UC Davis Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Mentoring Undergraduate Research. This annual award was instituted in 2015 as a way to recognize the critical contributions of individuals at the trainee level to the excellent mentoring of, and advocacy for, undergraduate research. For more information on the UC Davis Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research, please visit: http://urc.ucdavis.edu/awards/chancellors_award/index.html

Nolan Zane Receives 2017 Distinguished Scholarly Public Service Award (3/8/17)

Professor Nolan Zane was selected by the UC Davis Academic Senate Committee on Public Service to receive the 2017 Distinguished Scholarly Public Service Award for his “great outreach to the UC Davis community and beyond“. The Award, which includes an honorarium, is presented by the Davis Division of the Academic Senate in recognition of significant contributions to the world, nation, state and/or local community through distinguished public service. The Distinguished Scholarly Public Service Award is based on our recognition of the University’s tradition of excellence in public service and demonstrates the commitment of the Davis campus to continuing this tradition.

The recipient(s) of the 2017 Distinguished Scholarly Public Service Award will be honored at a combined Academic Senate and Academic Federation awards reception during the Spring Quarter, 2017. In addition, the recipients and their service may be highlighted in UC Davis promotional articles or videos that discuss their service, and the importance of scholarly public service.

AACDR Student Assistant Position Opening (3/6/17)

The Asian American Center on Disparities Research (AACDR) is currently seeking a part-time student assistant, beginning Spring Quarter 2017. The start date is effective April 3, 2017. Please visit the Training Opportunities page for a complete position description and application instructions.

The preferred candidate will have:

  • Work-study eligibility for the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 academic years (required)
  • GPA of 3.00 or higher
  • At least one year of school remaining
  • 2-3 hour blocks of availability in the afternoon at least twice a week

Applications will be accepted until Friday, March 31st, 2017.

AACDR Undergraduate Research Assistants Receive Dukes Fund Travel Awards (11/15/16)

Pak See Ip and Izabela Villanueva each received a Fall 2016 Dukes Fund Travel Award from the UC Davis Psychology Department to present their research at national conferences.

Dukes Fund Travel Awards are $100-$500 travel grants competitively awarded to Psychology graduate and undergraduate students. Travel must be to a scientific conference and students must be presenting a scientific talk or poster at the conference.

AACDR Undergraduate Research Assistants Receive UC Davis Undergraduate Travel Awards (7/21/16)

Jean Abigail Saavedra and Mengxue Sun each received an Undergraduate Travel Award from the UC Davis Undergraduate Research Center to present their research poster, “Examining Ethnic, SES, and Gender Variations in Self-Disclosure Tendencies,” at the 2016 American Psychological Association Division 45 Research Conference. The 3-day conference was held at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California from July 7-9, 2016.

Pak See Ip, Suzanne Cheng, and Johana Mendoza Berrios each received an Undergraduate Travel Award from the UC Davis Undergraduate Research Center to present their research, “Sex and Ethnic Differences in the Social Validity of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy,” at the 2016 Asian American Psychological Association Convention. The 1-day convention will be held at University of Colorado-Denver in Denver, Colorado on August 3, 2016.

Kim-Thien Nguyen, Austin Yu, Sida Bai, and Timothy Diep each received an Undergraduate Travel Award from the UC Davis Undergraduate Research Center to present their research, “Exploring the Roles of Mental Health and Cultural Factors on Parenting Behaviors in Asian Immigrant Parents,” at the 2016 Asian American Psychological Association Convention. The 1-day convention will be held at University of Colorado-Denver in Denver, Colorado on August 3, 2016.

The UC Davis Undergraduate Research Center accepts applications for undergraduate travel to undergraduate research conferences and meetings of nationally and internationally recognized professional societies (or discipline specific equivalent—e.g. performance at nationally recognized festivals) to present their research. Awards are for travel (planned or already completed) during the current academic year and summers preceding and following.

Nolan Zane Receives Stanley Sue Award for Distinguished Contributions to Diversity in Clinical Psychology (7/13/16)

Professor Nolan Zane received the 2016 Stanley Sue Award for Distinguished Contributions to Diversity in Clinical Psychology. The award is presented to a psychologist who has made remarkable contributions to the understanding of human diversity and whose contributions have significant promise for bettering the human condition, overcoming prejudice, and enhancing the quality of life for humankind. Dr. Zane will receive the award at the Society of Clinical Psychology (American Psychological Association Division 12) Awards Ceremony & Social Hour on Friday, August 5th from 6:00-7:50pm in the Hyatt Regency Denver Hotel, Centennial Ballroom F.

AACDR Undergraduate Receives APA Division 45 Research Conference Best Poster Award (7/9/16)

Izabela Villanueva, Dr. Alan Chan, Aaron Simmons, and Dr. Nolan Zane received a 2016 American Psychological Association Division 45 Research Conference “Best Poster Award” for their poster titled: Ethnic and Sexual Orientation Minority Status: Effects on Academic Self-Efficacy. More than 100 research posters were presented at the 2016 APA Division 45 Research Conference held at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California from July 7-9, 2016.

AACDR Research Featured on AAMC Health Equity Website (1/4/16)

An AACDR project, “Enhancing Outcomes for Immigrant Populations Through a Cultural Movement Intervention,” was recently highlighted in an AAMC Health Equity Research Virtual Site Visit (VSV) feature on UC Davis. UC Davis was selected for its cutting-edge research, innovative education, community engagement, and patient-centered care.

In 2014, the AAMC created a new resource, Health Equity Virtual Site Visit, to highlight the outstanding health equity research portfolio at AAMC member institutions. The UC Davis School of Medicine is featured as the third Virtual Site Visit, and features videos, webinars, presentations, journal articles, and other resources from four health equity research-focused centers at UC Davis that reflect the cutting edge research, novel curricula, and innovative care delivery that can contribute to the evidence base for minimizing health and health care gaps. To learn more about health equity research at UC Davis School of Medicine, visit www.aamc.org/virtualsitevisit.