On January 8, 2014, Dr. James Prochaska was recognized by Governor Lincoln Chafee for his success in "changing the way behavioral health services are practiced in Rhode Island, for helping the state's behavioral health services adapt to changes brought about by the Affordable Care Acts, and for his dedication in supporting recovery in the field of behavioral health." Congratulations Dr. Prochaska!
Dr. Mark Wood has been named Associate Editor for the journal, Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, which is the official journal of Division 50 of APA. To learn more about Dr. Wood's research and background visit his faculty page.
Congratulations to Dr. Margaret Rogers! Dr. Rogers received the 2013 Graduate Mentoring Award. The award was presented on behalf of the University of Rhode Island College of Arts and Sciences.
Department hosts colloquium by Dr. Jessica Hoffman of Northeastern University.
On December 11, 2013 the Department of Psychology hosted a colloquium by Dr. Jessica Hoffman, of Northeastern University. The title of the colloquium was Collaborating for Impact: Family, School, Community and Policy-Based Strategies to Prevent Childhood Obesity. Dr. Hoffman shared information about her research and service projects focused on reducing childhood obesity. The work she discussed included efforts to make fresh produce readily available to families participating in Head Start programs; efforts to increase physical activity of young children through accessible and funprograms; and, efforts to increase the availability of healthy foods and snacks in schools. A copy of Dr. Hoffman's presentation slides is available here: URI Fall 2013 Colloquium
Dr. Prochaska recognized by Governor
Dr. Wood named Associate Editor of Journal
Dr. Rogers receives Mentoring Award
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