Monthly Archives: February 2022

Yvette Harris to participate in “Families on Death Row”

Our own Yvette Harris will take part in an event sponsored by the University Libraries, the Department of Psychology, and the Miami Alumni Association entitled, “Families on death row: The work of women in securing innocence.” The program will feature Melinda Dawson discussing how the criminal justice affected her family because of the wrongful conviction of her husband, Alison Cohen presenting a summary of current death penalty legislation, and Yvette Harris discussing how maternal imprisonment has an impact on mothering and how families adjust to maternal incarceration with a specific focus on mothers who are on death row.

This event will take place on Wednesday, March 2, from 12-1 p.m. as a virtual event. You may register for the event on the Alumni Association’s website.

4 faculty members promotions approved by BOT

At its February 25 meeting, Miami’s Board of Trustees approved promotions for four of our colleagues. Specifically, Anna Radke and Vrinda Kalia were promoted to the rank of associate professor and conferred tenure. In addition, Jay Smart and Paul Flaspohler were promoted to the rank of professor. These promotions take effect at the start of the 2022-23 academic year. Congratulations to Anna, Vrinda, Jay, and Paul for these well-deserved promotions, recognizing their many contributions to teaching, research, and service!

PSY 294 professors receive Howe Award for Excellence

Congratulations goes to three psychology professors who will receive the 2022 Howe Award for Excellence in Disciplinary Writing Instruction. Carrie Hall, Jenn Quinn, and Jay Smart were unanimously selected by the Howe Local Advisory Board to receive the award, which will be presented to them at the University Awards Ceremony, planned for Tuesday, March, 15 2022, at 5 p.m. in the Marcum Center. The three will also share the related professional development prize money.

These colleagues participated in the Howe Faculty Writing Fellows program, working on assignments, support mechanisms, and student assessments of writing in PSY 294 (Writing and Research Methods). The Howe Award for Excellence in Disciplinary Writing Instruction recognizes this work and subsequent development that the team has provided for PSY 294 courses. Congratulations to Carrie, Jenn, and Jay!

Anna Radke receives Miami Rapid Investment Program grant

Congratulations goes to Anna Radke, who will receive a $96K grant from Miami’s Rapid Investment Program (RAPID) grant program. The RAPID grant is a new internal funding mechanism to support Miami faculty members whose research is especially viable for extramural funding. The RAPID grant will support her research on motivational brain systems that contribute to substance use disorders from March 2022 to March 2023. Congratulations to Anna for this receiving this award!

Seven clinical doctoral students matched for internships

Congratulations to our seven clinical graduate students, each of whom matched for internship positions for next year. This outstanding outcome reflects many years of professional dedication and development as well as several months of challenging interviews. Congratulations to our students, to their mentors, to everyone who contributes to our clinical students’ development and opportunities, and to yet another year with 100% matching in our clinical training program!

Sarah Adut – University of Rochester – Psychiatry
Pankhuri Aggarwal – University of Pennsylvania Dept. of Psychiatry
Lauren Jones – Indiana University School of Medicine
Feven Ogbaselase – University of Mississippi Medical Center
Shelby Ortiz РUniversity of North Carolina School of Medicine 
Natalee Price – University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center
Selime Salime – Charleston Consortium Internship

Amanda Reichert three minute thesis finalist

Congratulations to Amanda Reichert, who has been named as a finalist for Miami’s Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. 3MTs are held at nearly 1000 universities worldwide, where participants present their research in just 180 seconds to a general audience. Amanda will participate in the finals on Wednesday, February 23, 2022, at 4:30 p.m. in 152 Shideler Hall. Congrats to Amanda (and to her advisor, Jenn Quinn), and good luck in the 3MT finals!

Anna Radke to be highlighted at February Miami BOT meeting

We are pleased that our own Anna Radke has been selected by the College of Arts and Science to be highlighted at Miami’s February Board of Trustees meeting, which will be held on Friday, February 25, 2022. This BOT meeting provides final university approval for all faculty candidates applying for promotion (and when appropriate, for tenure). Anna’s work will be spotlighted during the BOT public session, which begins at 9 a.m. Congratulations to Anna for being selected as a highlighted faculty member to represent CAS faculty during this meeting!