News and Events
HPCS has been granted APA accreditation on contingency!!! Per APA rules, the accreditation will be on contingency until the program has 3 years of program outcomes data.
Congratulations to Boyang Fan
Congratulations to Boyang Fan for depositing his dissertation and accepting a postdoctoral position at the UC Davis MIND Institute.
Congratulations to Natalia Macrynikola
Congratulations to Natalia Macrynikola, who has accepted a postdoctoral fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center of Harvard Medical School.
Congrats to Thomas Whitfield
Congrats to Thomas Whitfield who has been awarded an F31 Fellowship from NIMH to investigate familiarity with, intentions to begin, and barriers to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) uptake overtime among HIV at-risk young gay and bisexual men!
Congratulations to doctoral student Laurel Weaver
Congratulations to doctoral student Laurel Weaver, who has been awarded a two-year NRSA Predoctoral Fellowship from the National Institute of Mental Health (F31-MH124509) entitled, "Examining a biopsychosocial model of neurocognitive health for HIV-positive sexual minority men"
Past Accomplishments and Awards
- HPCS student Beverlin del Rosario joined 40 young science leaders as they kicked off their year as fellows of the Yale Ciencia Academy for Career Development by attending the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting. The Yale Ciencia Academy (YCA) for Career Development provides graduate students with opportunities for mentoring, networking, and skills development, and for making contributions to their communities through science outreach. Started in 2016 and funded by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), YCA has trained 114 young scientists from more than 50 institutions across the United States and Puerto Rico to date.
- Professor Tracey A. Revenson, has been appointed as a founding member of the Behavioral Medicine Research Council (BMRC). The BMRC is the centerpiece of a novel and ambitious plan to advance the science and practice of evidence-based behavioral medicine.
- Congrats to Laurel Weaver! Laurel was awarded a two-year diversity supplement from the National Institute on Mental Health to conduct research on the role of emotion recognition as a facet of emotion regulation within her mentor, Dr. Rendina's, larger research study of HIV-positive sexual minority men (R01-MH-114735-02A2)
- Congrats to Jonathan Lopez-Matos! Jonathan has been awarded a 2-year training award through NIDA obtain training in quantitative and qualitative methods, ethics, and research dissemination related to ethnically diverse young gay and bisexual men (YGBM).
- Congrats to Thomas Whitfield who has been awarded an F31 Fellowship from NIMH to investigate familiarity with, intentions to begin, and barriers to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) uptake overtime among HIV at-risk young gay and bisexual men!
- Congratulations to Jorge Cienfuegos-Szalay for receiving a 2 year diversity supplement award from NIH! Congrats Jorge!
- Professor Michael Hoyt was named as a Fellow of the Society of Behavioral Medicine. Congratulations Michael!
- Professor Tracey Revenson was named as a Fellow of the European Health Psychology Society. Congratulations Tracey!
- Katie Darabos is in the news! See here for more.
- Ashley Polokowski was awarded a uBiome National Microbiome Initiative Impact Fund 2017-2019 award for nearly $10,000 in research costs. Congrats, Ashley!
- Katie Darabos has received the 2017 Raymond K. Mulhern Scholarship Award from the American Psychological Foundation/Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology in recognition of innovative research that enhances the power of psychology to elevate the human condition.
- Professor Jon Rendina receives an award from NIMH to study to how stigma is associated with mental and physical health outcomes for HIV-positive gay and bisexual men. Click here for more information.
- Congrats to graduate student Katie Darabos. Katie was awarded a six year predoctoral to postdoctoral fellowship grant from NCI to examine technology-based support in young adult cancer survivors. Click here for more information.
- Welcome to our new incoming class! We welcome Jorge, Caroline, Beverlin, Jonathan, Laurel, Trey, and Irina to the HPCS community!!
- Dr. Jon Rendina receives grant funding to study factors that affect seroconversion among MSM! Read more here.
- Dr. Tyrel Starks has been awarded a five-year grant from the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA), totaling $4,701,017, to test an individually-delivered intervention intended to reduce drug use and HIV incidence among HIV negative men in relationships with other men. Read more here.
- Dr. Regina Miranda has been awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health (totaling $1.56 million over 4 years), to conduct a longitudinal study examining suicide ideation among adolescents recruited from two New York City hospitals. Read more here.
- Congrats to graduate student Brett Millar on his sole-authored paper: "Clocking self-regulation: Why time of day matters for health psychology" recently accepted for publication in Health Psychology Review.
- Professors Tracey Revenson and Michael Hoyt have been named Editors-in-Chief of the International Journal of Behavioral Medicine! See more information here.
- Congrats to graduate student Ray Moody. Ray was awarded a two year dissertation grant from NIDA to examine syndemic factors in gay and bisexual men. Click here for more information.
- HPCS Doctoral student Ashley Polokowski receives an $80K grant to conduct a two-phase study the impact of omega-3 fatty acids and probiotics on anxiety and depressive symptoms through the alteration of the gut microbiome and subsequent inflammatory response. Congratulations Ashley!
- HPCS has been granted the status of a Licensure-Qualifying Doctoral Program by the New York State Education Department. Our clinical curriculum meets the rigorous educational requirements for obtaining licensure as a Psychologist in New York State.
HPCS presents a colloquia series during each academic semester. Check here for our schedule of speakers: