Berlin Receives Early Career Award
The Society of Pediatric Psychology Awards Committee (Division 54 of the American
Psychological Association) has selected Kris Berlin as the recipient of the Routh
Early Career Award in Pediatric Psychology. This award recognizes significant contributions
in service, research and clinical training. Berlin will be recognized at the APA convention
in Hawaii in August.
Cook Receives Coveted Award
The University's Black Scholars Unlimited presented Dr. Melloni Cook with the "Igniting
Excitement for Academic Excellence Flame Award." Cook was nominated and selected by
graduate and undergraduate students based on her teaching and scholarly research.
Each year the organization selects one outstanding faculty member to honor. Cook is
the 17th recipient.
Black Scholars Unlimited is an honors society that seeks to involve outstanding students
in the cultural and academic activities that will help them in developing career and
academic goals. Their purpose is to enhance the academic experience by promoting scholarship,
leadership and service.
The following Doctoral students have matched with internships:
- Sarah Irby, Munroe-Meyer Institute for Genetics and Rehabilitation
- Rachel Peterman, Lewisville Public Schools
The following Clinical students have matched with internships:
- Laurie Burke, Memphis VA Medical Center
- Jordan Fields, Wilford Hall Medical Center/Lackland AFB, San Antonio
- Ashley Hum, Kennedy Krieger Institute/Johns Hopkins University
- Courtney Peasant, Duke University Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry
- Ali Yurasek, Alpert Medical School, Brown University
The University of Memphis Psychology Department consists of approximately 30 full-time
faculty members, 20 adjunct faculty (psychologists in the community who teach and/or
supervise our students), 5 postdoctoral fellows, 90 doctoral students, 58 masters
students, and over 700 undergraduate majors and minors.
The Department is also the home of the Center for Applied Psychological Research,
one of the most successful of the centers created under the State of Tennessee's Centers
of Excellence program.