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New Interdisciplinary Research Grants Awarded

Congratulations to the Owens Institute Fellows and Affiliates who have been awarded funds through the second round of Presidential Interdisciplinary Seed Grants. The winning proposals and faculty teams are: Overcoming Physical Distances with the Virtual Family Room: Virtual and Augmented Reality...

Focus on OIBR Fellow Dr. Assaf Oshri

UGA Today recently featured Dr. Assaf Oshri for their Focus on Faculty article. Dr. Oshri is a Fellow with OIBR and an associate professor in the College of Family and Consumer Science. He is also the Director of the Stress, Trauma,...

NASA Taps Dorothy Carter to Study Teamwork Issues

Fifty years ago this month, NASA put two astronauts on the moon. NASA’s next giant leap will be sending humans to Mars, projected for the 2030s, and a University of Georgia researcher is partnering with the space agency to explore...

Different Factors Affect Health of Military Couples, According to Catie O’Neal

[caption id="attachment_7907" align="aligncenter" width="200"] Catherine O'Neil[/caption] Research led by OIBR Fellow and research scientist Catherine O’Neal, with UGA's College of Family and Consumer Sciences, says enhancing community connections for service members and their civilian spouses may be important in supporting their...

Tessa Andrews Awarded Grant from NSF CAREER Program

Tessa Andrews, OIBR Fellow and assistant professor of Genetics, was recently awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation CAREER program, which supports research and outstanding teaching by junior faculty. Dr. Andrews will lead a five-year, national scale research and education...

2019 SEC Selects Ron Simons for Faculty Achievement Award

There are approximately 14,000 full-time, tenured faculty members in the Southeastern Conference, and to be eligible for a SEC Faculty Achievement award the individual must have achieved the rank of full professor; have a record of extraordinary teaching; and have...

Celebrating OIBR Fellow and Affiliates Success

  The week of April 1-5 is Honors week at UGA and a great time to celebrate the accomplishments of some of the Fellows and Affiliates with the Owens Institute. 2019 Research Awards: Nathan T. Carter, OIBR Fellow, Associate Professor, Psychology Creative Research Medal...

OIBR Affiliate, Sarah Shannon, Receives 2019 Russell Award

Dr. Sarah Shannon, OIBR Affiliate and Assistant Professor in Sociology in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, has been named one of three recipients of the Richard B. Russell Award of Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. This award is the...

Don’t discount the value of a heartfelt “thank you” for Valentines Day

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OIBR Fellows, Jay A. Mancini (HDFS) and K.A.S. Wickrama (HDFS) have received the Excellence in Research on Military and Veteran Families Award for 2018

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OIBR Fellow Receives NIH New Innovator Award

OIBR Fellow, Katie Ehrlich, assistant professor in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences department of Psychology, recently received $2.3 million for the Director's New Innovator Award from the National Institute of Health Common Fund's High-Risk, High Reward Research program....

Self-Regulation Research by OIBR Fellow, Assaf Oshri

Self-regulation may hold the key to helping young adults overcome their risk for developing alcohol and drug problems, according to recent research led by OIBR Fellow Assaf Oshri, an associate professor in the UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences. The...

Trump Signs Bill Funding NIH, HHS, ED, & BLS

Analysis of the Final FY 2019 Labor, Health Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill On September 28, President Trump signed into law a fiscal year (FY) 2019 funding package containing two of twelve appropriations bills, the Defense Appropriations bill...

New Fellows for Fall 2018

Please join us in congratulating the following new Fellows of OIBR! Geoffrey Brown (HDFS) Former Grantsmanship Development Program Participant, Dr. Geoff Brown (HDFS) received an R01 from NIH to study how rural environments, social networks and paternal factors contribute to infant development...

OIBR Congratulates Psychology Faculty for Recent Grant Successes

We congratulate four Psychology faculty members who have recently received national grant awards: Dr. Katie Ehrlich (Affiliate) received TWO awards! The first NARSAD Young Investigator Grant from the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation will focus on proinflammatory phenotypes and depression risk...

OIBR now accepting Seed Grant Proposals (Deadline is 9/28/18)

The Owens Institute for Behavioral Research (OIBR) is seeking applications for faculty seed grant projects in the areas of social and behavioral science. All faculty in the social and behavioral sciences are encouraged to apply, but OIBR will give preference to...

Congratulations to Grace Ahn and Denise Lewis – New OIBR Fellows!

Dr. Sun Joo (Grace) Ahn is an Associate Professor in Advertising at Grady College. She teaches undergraduate-level research methods, graduate-level user experience research, communication theory, and advertising and society. Her research examines how social media, video/internet games, and immersive virtual...