Accomplishments and Awards

 

Recent Accomplishments

David Penn and David Roberts featured in The New Yorker and ABC news.com.

Penn lab named in Journal of Clinical Psychology as one of top producers of scholarly publications in clinical psychology PhD programs.

Dr. David Penn was recently interviewed by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln about his involvement with the RAISE study.

Dr. David Penn was interviewed by SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) about his role at the First Episode Psychosis clinic, OASIS. Several lab members also make appearances in the videos below:

Overcoming Resistance to EBP’s


Awards

Penn Lab Recipients of the Martin S. Wallach Award. The Wallach Award is awarded annually to an outstanding doctoral candidate in Clinical Psychology and the winner is chosen by our faculty. Recipients of the Wallach Award must demonstrate superior competence, including excellence in research, clinical practice, teaching, and/or service endeavors.

 

Penn Lab Recipients of Letters of Commendation for Excellence in Teaching. Letters are awarded to instructors and professors in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience that receive excellent student evaluations (in the top 10%).

  • 2016: Arun Nagendra, MA, “Introduction to Clinical Psychology”
  • 2016: Julia Browne, MA, “Abnormal Psychology”
  • 2015: Ben Buck, MA, “Introduction to Clinical Psychology”

 

Ben Buck, MA of the Penn lab received the John Frederick Dashiell Dissertation Startup Award in September, 2016. This department award is presented to graduate students in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience recognizing impactful and innovative dissertation projects, and providing funds to support them. Ben was also named a UNC Future Faculty Fellow in April, 2015. This semester-long program is devoted to identifying and developing graduate student instructors that have demonstrated interest and excellence in undergraduate teaching.

 

Julia Browne, MA of the Penn lab received the 2017 Graduate Education Advancement Board (GEAB) Impact Award. This award is given to a small number of graduate students from any UNC Department whose research has directly contributed to the well-being of North Carolina Citizens. Julia was also the recipient of the 2017 Psychology Club Award for Outstanding Research Mentorship by a Graduate Student. This award is selected via student nomination to recognize outstanding mentorship for undergraduate students in Psychology. Julia has received a 2017 summer research fellowship ($4000) from UNC-CH Graduate School in order to continue work on her dissertation.

 

Arun Nagendra, MA of the Penn lab received an Institute of African American Research Graduate Summer Research Grant ($2000), awarded for the summer of 2015. This grant supports research concerning African Americans or the broader African diaspora.

 

Dr. David Penn was awarded the Beckman Award in 2013 for his mentorship of Dave Roberts. The Beckman Award is given to only 10 professors in the U.S.