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Ira H. Abrams Memorial Award for Distinguished Teaching: The Ira H. Abrams Memorial Award for Distinguished Teaching for Faculty in the School of Arts and Sciences seeks to recognize teaching that is intellectually rigorous and exceptionally coherent and that leads to an informed understanding of a discipline. Recipients of the Ira Abrams Memorial Award are expected to embody high standards of integrity and fairness, to have a strong commitment to learning, and to be open to new ideas.
The opening of the call for nominations for these awards reads, “ 'Distinguished teaching' is teaching that is intellectually demanding, unusually coherent, and permanent in its effect. The distinguished teacher has the capability of changing the way in which students view the subject they are studying. The distinguished teacher provides the basis for students to look with critical and informed perception at the fundamentals of a discipline, and s/he relates that discipline to other disciplines and to the worldview of the student.
The TANG Prize for Achievements in Psychology honors a living internationally-recognized scholar in Psychology or a closely-related field who have shown creativity, and rigor in their approach and whose record of achievement has left an indelible mark on the field. The TANG Foundation is a private institution established by Dr. Fay Tang in 2006, headquartered in Toronto, Canada. The objective of the TANG foundation is to raise awareness of the importance of psychological health in the world.
This award recognizes significant early career contributions to understanding the neural basis of decision making or the impact of this knowledge on formal understanding of decision behavior.
More information is available on the the society's website, www.neuroeconomics.org
Graduate Group member, Danielle Bassett receives the “genius grant” that goes to people of "extraordinary originality and dedication" - http://www.macfound.org/fellows/class/class-2014/
Caitlin Clements' recent paper on the use of antidepressants during pregnancy and ADHD and autism in offspring has been cited in the Boston Globe, among other outlets.