Archive for the ‘Clinical’ Category

Stefan Hofmann Recognized for Research on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Friday, February 2nd, 2018

Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences Professor Stefan Hofmann has received the Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation Award for his study of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), anxiety disorders, and depression. The award, established by the German government to foster international cooperation in academia, recognizes scientists whose cutting-edge discoveries are expected to lead to even greater insights in the future. More details are available at the Association for Psychological Science.

We congratulate Dr. Hofmann on the award!

David Barlow to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences Professor Emeritus David H. Barlow has been awarded the APF/APA 2018 Gold Medal for Lifetime Achievement in the Practice of Psychology. The award, to be presented in August, recognizes a distinguished career and enduring contribution to advancing the professional practice of psychology through a demonstrable effect on patterns of service delivery in the profession.

The Department heartily congratulates Professor Barlow on this high honor.


Professor Helen Tager-Flusberg Participates in Reddit AMA!

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

Professor Helen Tager-Flusberg recently took part in a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” session. The extensive Q&A covered a wide range of topics, from how our understanding of autism spectrum disorders has evolved over Dr. Tager-Flusberg’s 40-year career, to how the field may change in the years to come.

PBS Professor Kristin Long awarded GWISE 2016 Mentor of the Year Award

Friday, October 21st, 2016

Professor Kristin Long was recently awarded the BU Graduate Women in Science and Engineering 2016 Mentor of the Year Award. Professor Long was recognized in appreciation for her promotion of women in STEM by mentoring, inspiring and supporting future female leaders. The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences congratulates Professor Long on receiving this distinguished award.

Dr. John Otis Receives Medical School’s Highest Teaching Honor

Monday, May 16th, 2016

John D. Otis, associate professor of psychiatry, has been recognized with the 2016 Stanley L. Robbins Award for Excellence in Teaching, the highest teaching honor awarded by Boston University School of Medicine (MED). The award honors an outstanding educator and acknowledges the importance of teaching skills and commitment to students and education. More details on Dr. Otis’s recognition can be found at Boston University Research.

The Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences is pleased to congratulate Dr. Otis on this honor!


Spring 2016 Colloquia Schedules

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

Spring 2016 colloquia schedules for the Clinical program, Developmental Science program, Center for Systems Neuroscience, and Center for Memory and Brain are now available

Prof. Stefan Hofmann’s Work Highlighted in The Atlantic

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

Professor Stefan Hofmann’s research on social anxiety has been highlighted in The Atlantic.

Clinical Program Interviews to Be Held on February 26, 2016

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

Interviews for doctoral applicants to the clinical psychology program (entering Fall 2016) will be held on Friday, February 26, 2016.

Welcoming New Faculty

Monday, August 31st, 2015

Join me in welcoming Joe McGuire as Assistant Professor to the Department. Joe arrived in Boston in July and is busy setting up his new lab at 677 Beacon Street, and will be teaching Human Brain Mapping this Fall.

Join me also in welcoming Dr. Erika Wells as full time Lecturer. Dr. Wells’ appointment begins September 1st and her office is located at 64 Cummington Mall.

Welcome, Joe and Erika!

– David Somers, Department Chair

Fall 2015 Colloquia Schedules

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

Fall 2015 colloquia schedules for the Brain, Behavior and Cognition program, Clinical program, Developmental Science program, Center for Systems Neuroscience, and Center for Memory and Brain are now available