Gloria Wong-Padoongpatt Receives APA D35 Section 5 Jean Lau Chin Early Career Professional Award for Academic Scholarship (8/11/20)
Dr. Gloria Wong-Padoongpatt received the 2020 American Psychological Association (APA) Division 35 Section 5 Jean Lau Chin Early Career Professional Award for Academic Scholarship in formal recognition and appreciation for her passionate service to support the mission and growth of the section and AAPI women feminists. Click HERE for a video of the recorded award ceremony from the virtual APA 2020 conference.
Dr. Lauren Berger was selected as a 2019-2021 Asian American Psychological Association (AAPA) Leadership Fellow. The AAPA Leadership Fellows program is a two-year leadership pipeline program that provides mentorship and professional development for early career psychologists. The program seeks to demystify leadership and provide access to leadership opportunities by creating more pathways for psychologists from diverse groups (including demographics, disciplines in psychology, career trajectories, access to Asian American mentors, etc.).
Nolan Zane Receives APA Division 45 Asuncion Miteria Austria and John Robinson Distinguished Mentoring Award (7/11/19)
Emeritus Professor Nolan Zane received the 2019 APA (Division 45) Asuncion Miteria Austria and John Robinson Distinguished Mentoring Award for demonstrating significant achievements and participation in the governance of the American Psychological Association on a national level, as well as the mentoring of ethnic minority psychologists to assume roles in governance. Dr. Zane will be recognized at the APA Division 45 Business Meeting and Awards Ceremony on Friday, August 9th from 2:00-4:00pm in the Hyatt Regency Chicago, Ballroom A.
Shuhua (Neva) He received a Spring 2019 Dukes Fund Travel Award from the UC Davis Psychology Department to present research at the 99th Annual Western Psychological Association Convention in Pasadena, CA.
Dukes Fund Travel Awards are $200-$400 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 Assistant Receives WPA Western Psychological Foundation Student Scholarship (4/10/19)
Shuhua (Neva) He received a Western Psychological Foundation Student Scholarship from the Western Psychological Association to present a research poster, “RSA Change Moderates the Effect of Emotion Regulation on Mood Disorder Symptomatology,” at the 99th Annual Western Psychological Association Convention. The 4-day convention will be held in Pasadena, CA from April 25-28, 2019. Neva will receive the award at the WPA Awards Ceremony and Presidential Address on Friday, April 26th from 4:00-6:00pm in Pasadena Convention Center Ballroom D.
Western Psychological Foundation Student Scholarships are awarded to WPA Student Members whose first-author presentations were judged to be highly meritorious by the Program Review Committee. These scholarships are funded through generous contributions to the Student Scholarship Fund.
Emeritus Distinguished Professor Stanley Sue received the 2018 APA (Division 45) Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity, and Race Lifetime Achievement Award. This award is given every other year to a senior person who has made outstanding contributions over the course of his/her career in the promotion of ethnic minority issues. Dr. Sue will receive the award at the APA Division 45 Presidential Address, Business Meeting, and Awards Ceremony on Friday, August 10th from 1:00-3:50pm in the Hilton San Francisco, Ballroom 5.
The Vietnamese Caregiver Study within the Department of Neurology at the UC Davis School of Medicine is seeking a project coordinator for a research study on dementia caregiving in the Vietnamese community. The principal investigator in this study is Dr. Oanh Meyer, faculty member at the UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center in the Department of Neurology. Alongside Dr. Meyer, the project coordinator will have the opportunity to work with community-based partners in the Sacramento area to coordinate an intervention study that helps families taking care of someone with dementia. The project coordinator will oversee and manage the day-to-day activities of the study, including but not limited to participant recruitment and engagement, data management, and research assistants’ tasks. He/she will gain valuable experience in the entire process of research – from developing IRB protocols to interviewing research participants to coding and analyzing mixed methods data. The project coordinator will also have the opportunity to be a co-author on presentations and papers. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about intervention research in a community-based setting with an understudied and high disparity population.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in a social science or related field, however, advanced undergraduate students (junior or senior) may qualify if they have excellent writing and oral skills. Must be fluent in Vietnamese (oral required, written preferred). The project coordinator should have a valid California driver’s license and be able to travel to Sacramento for lab meetings, intervention sessions, and meetings with community partners. This is a one-year, part-time (20-40%), paid opportunity with potential for full-time employment (salary commensurate with level of experience). A cover letter and resume should be submitted to Dr. Oanh Meyer at email@example.com as soon as possible. Position to start immediately.
The Vietnamese Caregiver Study is seeking research assistants for an intervention study to reduce stress in Vietnamese caregivers caring for a family member with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. The principal investigator in this study is Dr. Oanh Meyer, at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, Alzheimer’s Disease Center. Research assistants will be responsible for outreach and recruitment of caregivers in the Sacramento and Bay Areas, as well as administrative work. He/she also will learn how to conduct interviews and psychosocial assessments in the community. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about the experiences of an understudied population as well as intervention implementation. Research assistants should have a valid California driver’s license and be able to travel to interviews and actual intervention sessions. Vietnamese language proficiency is required. This is a one-year, part-time, volunteer opportunity with potential for pay. Interested individuals should contact Dr. Oanh Meyer DIRECTLY at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Helen Fann received an Undergraduate Travel Award from the UC Davis Undergraduate Research Center to present a research poster, “A Pathway to Culturally Competent Interventions: Addressing Ethnic, Gender, and Socioeconomic Background Differences in the Social Validity of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy,” at the 2017 Asian American Psychological Association Convention. The 3-day conference was held at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas, NV from October 6-8, 2017.
The Undergraduate Research Center administers undergraduate travel awards for up to $500 to students who travel to present at undergraduate research conferences and meetings of regionally or internationally recognized professional societies.
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.