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Kelly Lambert Finalist for Cherry Award


Monday, October 30, 3:30 p.m. (Central Daylight Time)

Kelly Lambert, MacEldin Trawick Professor in Psychology, has been named one of three finalists for Baylor University’s 2024 Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching. This national award for exceptional teaching is the single largest monetary reward presented by a college or university. 

As a Cherry Award finalist, Lambert will receive $15,000 as well as $10,000 for the University of Richmond Department of Psychology to foster the development of teaching skills. Each finalist also presents a series of lectures at Baylor during fall 2023 and a Cherry Award lecture on their home campuses. On Monday, October 30, Lambert will deliver a lecture titled "Brain Sculpting: Stranger than fiction tales of neuroplasticity at Baylor.

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Dr. Kitty Hartvigsen
Hartvigsen Receives Grant

Sarah Catherine “Kitty” Hartvigsen, Trawick Postdoctoral Fellow in the Lambert Lab in the Department of Psychology, received a grant from the International Brain Research Organization for Brain Health from Research to Running. Funds will be used to help offset the costs of community engagement neuroscience outreach opportunities on and off campus.

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Dr. Kelly Lambert
Lambert Published

Kelly Lambert, MacEldin Trawick Professorship in Psychology, published "Wild brains: The Value of Neuroethological Approaches in Preclinical Behavioral Neuroscience Animal Models" in Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews.

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Dr. Kelly Lambert
Lambert Finalist for Cherry Award

Kelly Lambert, MacEldin Trawick Professorship in Psychology, is one of three finalists for the Robert Foster Cherry National teaching award, known as one of the most competitive teaching awards in the country. Learn more

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Dr. Isaac Skromne
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Isaac Skromne was awarded tenure and promoted to associate professor of biology. Dr. Skromne's research specializes in developmental biology, particularly in the area of cell fate decisions in both embryos and adults

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Neuroscience Program
Gottwald Science Center
138 UR Drive
University of Richmond, Virginia 23173

Phone: (804) 289-8123
Fax: (804) 287-1905

Neuroscience Coordinators: Kelly Lambert and John Warrick
Academic Administrative Specialist: Emily Phaup