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Newsletter Fall 2019

An Inspired Gift Continues a Legacy

Nancy Lohr and Dr. Naomi Lohr (left to right)

When Dr. Naomi (Nonie) Lohr, emeritus assistant professor of psychiatry and psychology, passed away in 2007, scores of former students, trainees, and colleagues from across the country filled her home in Ann Arbor.  Their stories inspired her sister Nancy Lohr (B.S. Ed. 1962, M.S. 1969) to establish the Naomi E. Lohr Award for Excellence in Clinical Psychology.   Read more.

Donor Impact

Kent Berridge and Terry Robinson (left to right)

Kent Berridge & Terry Robinson

Faculty Members Pay it Forward by Donating Award Prize. Read more.

Jay & Kay Peters

Jay & Kay Peters

Towering Foundation Founders Ease Financial Burden of Graduate Students. Read more.

Alumni Spotlight

Lisa DamourPsychologist, Speaker, Consultant and N.Y. Times Bestselling Author
UM, Psychology PhD, Clinical Psychology (2007)

Damour's career shifted to a more public level as a speaker and author on adolescent development. She credits her training at the University of Michigan as a graduate student for preparing her for the journey.  Read more.

Alumni: Share Your Career Experience

We would love to hear from alumni who have pursued traditional or non-traditional psychology careers! If you would like to share your post-graduate career experience, please contact us.

Faculty News Feature

September is suicide prevention month. LSA alumna and professor, Cheryl King, discusses her work in teen suicide prevention and intervention—and offers some resources for help.  Read more.

Faculty Research Highlight

Omar Ahmed, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Neuroscience & Biomedical Engineering
Ahmed's research shines a light on an area of the brain largely ignored by much of the scientific community that may impact therapies for Alzheimer's diseases and other chronic conditions.  Read more.

Lecturer Highlight

Brian Malley, Lecturer IV

"Teaching in the Psychology department gives me the opportunity to share with others my appreciation of and enthusiasm for our shared humanity," explains Malley. Read more.

New Psychology Faculty

Stephanie Fryberg, University Diversity & Social Transformation Professor of Psychology (Social)

Nicole Gardner-Neblett, Assistant Professor of Psychology (Developmental)

Undergraduate/Graduate Student Research Spotlight

Anthony Edgar, Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience Senior with Honors

Anthony Edgar works with Dr. John Jonides in the Cognition & Cognitive Neuroscience (CCN) area and collaborates with Tessa Abagis (PhD student) and Michelle Evans (lab manager) on his Value Driven Attentional Capture (VDAC) project. Read more.

Missy Painter, Biopsychology PhD Student

Missy Painter works with Dr. Thore Bergman to examine vocal communication and social cognition in wild primates. Read more.

Where in the World Have our Psych T-Shirts Been?

Marisa Launstein, Psychology Class of 2021, Freiburg, Germany

Christina Losee, Psychology Class of 2021, Quinta da Regaleria in Sintra, Portugal

In Memoriam

Irene Fast
Professor Emerita of Psychology, Professor of Psychology 1968-1998, Associate Director of the Counseling Center 1982-1987.

A memorial service for Dr. Fast will be held at the Michigan League October 12 from 2:00-5:00 PM.

Wilbert (Bill) J. McKeachie
Professor Emeritus of Psychology 1949-1992

Charles (Tony) Morris
Professor Emeritus of Psychology 1965-2002

Upcoming Events

A monthly series of community talks by U-M Psychology Faculty at the downtown branch of the Ann Arbor Public Library.  Learn more.


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