Etcetera--News About Psychologists in Research and Academics

Mark A. Gluck, PhD, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience at Rutgers University, has been named by President Clinton to receive a National Science Foundation 1996 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers in recognition of his outstanding contributions as a researcher and educator.

The Presidential Early Career Award is the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government upon scientists and engineers in the early stages of their careers. President Clinton praised Dr. Gluck for his 'outstanding contributions to understanding the cognitive neuroscience of human learning.' The award includes a grant from the National Science Foundation of $100,000 a year for 5 years.

Dr. Gluck is a highly respected researcher in the areas of neural networks, learning, and memory. He is widely recognized for his contributions at the interface between cognition, conditioning, behavioral neuroscience, and computational modeling, and for his identification of the role that hippocampal brain regions play in learning and memory. Dr. Gluck earned a PhD in cognitive psychology from Stanford University.

Two APA members were recently appointed to the National Advisory Council on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). The Council advises the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on the conduct and support of biomedical and behavioral research, health services research, research training, and health information dissemination with respect to the causes, diagnosis, consequences, prevention, and treatment of alcohol abuse and alcoholism.

Henri Begleiter, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience at the Health Science Center at Brooklyn, is an internationally recognized expert on neurophysiology. His studies on brain functions in alcoholics and children of alcoholics have produced some of the most important findings in the alcohol research field. Dr. Begleiter has published extensively and serves on several editorial boards including The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Dependence and Recent Developments in Alcoholism. He is the recipient of the Research Excellence Award from the Research Society on Alcoholism and a MERIT Award from NIAAA.

Mark S. Goldman, PhD, Distinguished Research Professor of Psychology at the University of South Florida, is an expert in neuropsychology, cognition, psychopharmacology, behavior modification, and alcoholism treatment. Dr. Goldman also serves as the Director of the Alcohol and Substance Use Research Institute at the University of South Florida. Dr. Goldman is the recipient of a MERIT award from NIAAA and serves as an advisory editor for the Journal of Studies on Alcohol.

Tom Puglisi, PhD, a former APA Congressional Science Fellow (1986-1987), has been named Director of the Division of Human Subject Protections in the Office for Protection From Research Risks (OPRR). This Division implements all regulations and policies related to the protection of human subjects in research conducted or supported by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and in other research committed to the HHS regulations. OPRR s Division of Animal Welfare implements the Public Health Service Policy on the Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals.

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