February 18, 2008
Michael Davis, Robert W. Woodruff Professor of Psychiatry, is the 2008 recipient of the Edward M. Scolnick Prize in Neuroscience.
The McGovern Institute for Brain Research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology awards the Scolnick Prize annually to an individual who has made outstanding advances in the field of neuroscience.
Davis will receive the prize for his work on the neural basis of fear and its applications to psychiatric research.
Lynne Nygaard, associate professor of psychology, was invited to serve as associate editor of the journal Perception and Psychophysics. Her term began in January.
The journal covers all areas of research in sensory processes, perception, attention and psychophysics. Most articles are reports of experimental work.
Natasha Trethewey, Phillis Wheatley Distinguished Chair of Poetry, was awarded the 2008 Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence in Mississippi.
Trethewey is a native of Gulfport, Miss. She penned the 2007 Pulitzer Prize-winning collection of poems called “Native Guard.”
Carol L. Webb was reappointed to the Georgia State Board of Examiners of Psychologists by Gov. Sonny Perdue. Webb is assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences where she directs internship training.
Webb is also a practicing psychologist with Peachtree Psychological Associates and vice president of Kidscope Inc. She serves on both the mobility committee and the board of directors of the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards.