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Recent alumnus Jimmy Enobabor reports on his internship on mental health with the Carter Center
[March 8, 2021]

Jimmy Enobabor and a fellow intern share their experiences attending a mental health task force meeting in February.

Family Study Center receives $3.7 million federal grant to support vulnerable families
[January 21, 2021]

A collaborative team led by psychology professor James McHale, director of the Family Study Center on the USF St. Petersburg campus, has been awarded a $3.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to research and strengthen relationships between family members to create safe and supportive households.

Tammy Allen discusses her research on remote work during the pandemic
[December 25, 2020]

Tammy Allen discusses some of the results of her longitudinal study of employees doing remote work during the pandemic and offers predictions and recommendations.

Kamala Harris 'Nude' Google Searches After Debate Speak Volumes About Women in Politics
[October 8, 2020]

Jamie Goldenberg was interviewed by and quoted in a Newsweek article regarding the objectification of women in politics. 

To cope with pandemic stress, many women turned to alcohol, continuing a worrying trend
[October 1, 2020]

Dr. Lindsey Rodriguez was quoted in an NBC news article about the pandemic.

People with high cholesterol should eliminate carbs, not saturated fat, study suggests

Psychology Professor Receives Fulbright Award to Collaborate on Pediatric HIV Prevention and Treatment Research
Fear and Stress about COVID-19 is Related to More Drinking, Survey Finds

USF professor wins national grant to study coronavirus effect on telecommuting
Dr. Tammy Allen on Tampa Bay Business Journal.

Remote Work in the COVID-19 Era
Tammy Allen provides APS backgrounder on working remotely during COVID-19.

Judy Bryant offers advice to parents for helping their children deal with the Covid 19 situation
Judy Bryant offers advice to parents for helping their children deal with the Covid 19 situation.
Alumna Dr. Maria Brea-Spahn Wins Prestigious Faculty Award at NYU
In February, Dr. Maria Brea-Spahn received a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Faculty Award at NYU. Dr. Brea-Spahn is a Clinical Associate Professor and the Director of the Bilingual Extension Program in the Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders at NYU. The purpose of this award is to recognize outstanding faculty who exemplify the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through teaching excellence, leadership, social justice activism, and community building. Dr. Brea-Spahn received her PhD from USF in 2009.
How 'They' Became The Word Of The Year
Jane is featured on University Beat today discussing her two decades of research on the use of “they” as a singular, gender-neutral pronoun.  
I spent half my life on antidepressants. Today, I’m off the medication and feel all right.
Jon Rottenberg is quoted in this WaPo article.

Why do people wind up back in jail? In Pasco, USF researchers try to find out
A recently-published study co-authored by Edelyn Verona and doctoral student Lauren Fournier (along with criminology professor Bryanna Fox) is described in today’s Tampa Bay Times.

The research explored risk factors for incarceration in inmates in Pasco County jails.