Trainee News

Former trainee and current UCI Assistant Professor in the Department of Chicano/Latino Studies Isabel Almeida (née Ramos) earns the UCI Dean’s Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching.

Isabel Almeida also quoted in this article (also featuring recent trainee Gabrielle Rinne) on impressive work linking placental hormone spikes in late pregnancy to postpartum depressive symptoms.

Former trainee and current UCI Professor and Chair of the Department of Chicano/ Latino Studies Belinda Campos earns the UCI Spirit Award for work regarding the emotional strain of transitioning to college for first-generation college students. Read more here.

Belinda Campos also quoted in the article “UCI-led study finds ethnicity, race, and social class predict family interdependence!” Read more here.

Former trainee and current Postdoctoral Associate at Yale, Dr. Kimberly Martin received a University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2022, and the 2022 Bertram Raven Award for an exceptionally meritorious research paper addressing social issues, and the 2023 Society for Affective Science Diversity Trainee Award.

Her work on the importance of healthcare workers learning about critical Black History has also been covered in the press which you can read about here.

Recent work from former trainee and current USC Professor of Psychology and Clinical Psychologist Darby Saxbe links increased hippocampal volume with greater attachment, greater bonding, and decreased stress in fathers. Read more here.

Darby Saxbe also wrote this New York Times article for Fathers’ Day on her groundbreaking research that “dad brain” does exist! For details read more here.