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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...

Dorothy Carter aims to help organizations build teamwork and leadership skills

OIBR Fellow, Dorothy Carter, Assistant Professor in Psychology, applies I/O psychology principles to help organizations, researchers and companies solve big challenges. In her Leadership, Innovation, Networks, and Collaboration, or LINC, Laboratory, she and her research team work to help provide...

Two OIBR Affiliates are 2018 UGA Honors and Award Winners

The 2018 First-Year Odyssey Teaching Award goes to Jamie Cooper, an OIBR Affiliate and an associate professor of food and nutrition in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences. Dr. Cooper uses her research on reducing obesity to give her...

OIBR Speed Networking Event, April 12, 2018, 4-6pm

Our Cocktails & Collaboration event last year was a big success, so we have decided to do it again!  This event is designed for those of you actively seeking research collaborators and/or new research opportunities. We are also encouraging you to...

Affiliate Lilian Sattler, College of Pharmacy, Received KL2 Award from CTSI

We are proud to announce Lilian Sattler,  an OIBR Affiliate and Grantsmanship Development Program alumna, is the recent recipient of a highly competitive KL2 award as part of the Atlanta and Clinical Translational Science Institute Training Program. The proposal entitled, "Effect of...

Rebecca Lieberman-Betz, a GDP Graduate, is Awarded a $1.1 million Grant

Principal Investigator Rebecca Lieberman-Betz, an Associate Professor with the UGA Department of Communication Sciences and Special Education and a graduate of OIBR's Grantsmanship Development Program, was recently awarded a new 5 year, $1.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of...

OIBR Fellow Justin Lavner named as APS Rising Star

The Association for Psychological Science has named UGA Psychology Assistant Professor Justin Lavner as a 2017 APS Rising Star. This designation recognizes outstanding psychological scientists in the earliest stages of their research career post-PhD whose innovative work has already advanced...

OIBR is MOVING!!

The institute will be moving the week of December  11-15. Please bear with us as we get everything moved to our new space in Brooks Hall. Staff responses may be delayed during this time but we hope to be up...

Three OIBR Women Taking the Lead

Congratulations to Jody Clay-Warner, OIBR Fellow and Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor and head of the sociology department in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, Maria E. Len-Rios, OIBR Affiliate and associate professor of public relations in the Grady...

OIBR Recently Received Four New Funded Grants

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New Director of UGA Obesity Initiative Named

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Please join us in congratulating OIBR Fellow, Leann Birch (Foods & Nutrition) for being appointed the new Director of the Obesity Initiative on campus. Dr. Birch has done pioneering work on obesity and...

OIBR Welcomes Five New Grantsmanship Development Program Particpants

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Two New Fellows Join OIBR This Summer

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