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June 2016: Jolene Underwood will be attending Boston University’s School of Medicine for a Master’s program in Mental Health Counseling and Behavioral Medicine! Concluding this two-year program, she plans to obtain licensure to become a practicing mental health counselor. Congratulations!

July 2015: Congratulations to Kelly Knowles who will be joining the lab as a graduate student this fall!

June 2015: Congratulations to Jenn Guenther, who will be pursuing her PhD in Clinical Psychology at Southern Illinois University!

June 2015: Congratulations to Amber Billingsley on her research assistant position at the Anxiety Disorders Center at the Institute of Living, where she will be studying the neural mechanisms of cognitive-behavioral therapy for hoarding disorder!

February 2015: Congratulations to Megan Viar-Paxton who matched at Jefferson County Psychology Internship Consortium in Louisville, KY!

February 2015: Congratulation to Dr. Olatunji who was selected as one of fifteen VU faculty to serve as a Chancellor Faculty Fellow! Read more about here.

October 2014: Congratulations to Dr. Olatunji who has received the Theodore Blau Early Career Award which recognizes early career accomplishments in the field of clinical psychology!

October 2014: Congratulations to Megan Viar-Paxton on her successful defense of her dissertation proposal!

September 2014: Congratulations to Megan Viar-Paxton on successfully defending her major area paper!

July 2014: Congratulations to Rebecca Cox who will be joining the lab as a graduate student this fall!

July 2014: Congratulations to Tom Armstrong for a successful defense of his dissertation!

June 2014:Congratulations to Atieno Adongo who will be pursuing a Master of Public Health degree at the University of South Carolina Fall 2014.

June 2014: Congratulations to Hannah Berg who will be doing a postbac at the National Institutes of Mental Health investigating novel treatments for mood disorders!

June 2012: Congratulations to Bieke David Puncochar who was awarded the Award for Excellence from the Child Clinical and Pediatric Psychology Internship in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Louisville School of Medicine!

May 2012: Congratulations to Bieke David Puncochar for the successful defense of her dissertation. Go Dr. Puncochar!

December 2011: Congratulations to Tom Armstrong for receiving the Distinguished Student Research Award in Clinical Psychology by the Society of Clinical Psychology Division 12 of the American Psychological Association.

November 2011: Dr. Olatunji was featured in an article printed in Cosmos magazine titled “Disgust may be key to treating phobias, OCD.”

April, 2011: Congratulations to Tom Armstrong for winning the Pat Burns Memorial Graduate Student Research Award.

April, 2011: Congratulations to Shivali Sarawgi for successfully defending her honors thesis.

Congratulations to Dr. Olatunji for winning the Ellen Gregg Ingalls Award for Excellence in Classroom Teaching(see Faculty Awards )

Congratulations for Megan Viar Paxton successfully defending her master’s thesis!
Congratulations to Ryan Carr for securing a Vanderbilt University Summer Research Grant.

Congratulations to Shivali Sarawgi who will be starting her doctoral program in clinical psychology at Florida State University in the Fall of 2011. Best of luck!

Congratulations to Tom Armstrong for successfully defending his Major Area Paper.

Congratulations to Bieke David on an elequent disertation proposal.

Congratulations to Tom Armstrong for securing a competitive National Research and Service Award from NIMH! 

We are very excited to congratulate Dr. Bunmi Olatunji who has been promoted to Associate Professor at Vanderbilt University!

Congratulations to Bieke David who has successfully placed at an internship site for 2011!

Dr. Olatunji has been awarded the David Shakow Early Career Award for Distinguished Contributions to Clinical Psychology from Division 12 of APA; recognizing his noteworthy contributions to both the science and practice of clinincal psychology.

Tom Armstrong has been selected as one of three winners of the 2009 ABCT Elsie Ramos Memorial Student Research Award for his poster entitled “Selective Attention in Contamination-Based OCD: Eye Tracking of Affective Content and Time Course.”

Dr. Olatunji is recognized by the Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translational Research for number of publications.

Congratulations to Tom Armstrong who successfully defended his Master’s thesis!

Congrats to Erin Etzel who will be starting her doctoral program in clinical psychology at the University of Miami in the Fall of 2009. Best of luck!

Extramural Funding: Dr. Olatunji recently was awarded an RO3 grant from the National Institute of Mental Health. This grant will examine the role of specific emotions on attentional biases in obsessive compulsive disorder

Dr. Olatunji’s research was featured in the August 2007 edition of Men’s Health!

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