The Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences Foundation
has elected Michael Lewis, PhD, to its
roll of honorees for his contributions to
child development. Lewis is a university
distinguished professor of pediatrics and
psychiatry at the Rutgers Robert Wood
Johnson Medical School and director of its
Institute for the Study of Child Development. The foundation enhances the
understanding of the sciences of mind,
brain and behavior and educates the public
about the contributions of these sciences to
the well-being of individuals and society.
Before leaving office, President Barack
Obama named Barbara Van Dahlen,
PhD, to the President’s Council on
Fitness, Sports & Nutrition. She is the
first member with expertise on emotional well-being and mental health to be
added to the council, which works with
the Department of Health and Human
Services and the Office of the Surgeon
General to advance Americans’ health
and wellness. Van Dahlen is the founder
of Give an Hour, a nonprofit that offers
pro bono mental health services to military service members and their families.
In 2015, she also launched the Campaign
to Change Direction, a national effort
to change the culture of mental health
in America. Obama also appointed
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PSYCHOLOGISTS IN THE NEWS
University of Virginia psychology professor Daniel Willingham, PhD, to the
National Board for Education Sciences,
which oversees the Institute of Education Sciences. Willingham, who joined
the university’s faculty in 1992.
Steven Beazley, PsyD, is the new president of California Southern University,
an online university based in Costa Mesa,
California. Since 2014, he has been a
member of the university’s Board of
Trustees and a faculty member teaching master’s and doctoral courses in the
School of Behavioral Sciences.
The Presidential Leadership Scholars
Program has selected Scott Nolen, JD,
PhD, a former APA Congressional Fellow, as one of its 2017 class of scholars.
The program offers opportunities to
learn about leadership at the presidential centers and libraries of George W.
Bush, William J. Clinton, George H. W.
Bush and Lyndon Johnson. Nolen is the
director of the Drug Addiction Treatment program at Open Society Institute
Leaders of the biannual National Mul-
ticultural Conference Summit, held
in Portland, Oregon, in January, hon-
ored 13 psychologists for their service
to multicultural psychology. The Elder
Award winners include Ruth Fassinger,
PhD, Linda Forrest, PhD, Natalie Porter,
PhD, and Fran Trotman, PhD. The Shin-
ing Star winners are Y. Barry Chung,
PhD, and Debra Kawahara, PhD. The
Rising Star winners are Kevin Nadal,
PhD, and Nadine Nakamura, PhD. The
Ancestors winners are Helin Stavridou
Astin, PhD, Phyllis Bronstein, PhD,
Giuseppe Constantino, PhD, James M.
Croteau, PhD, and Richard Henry Dana,
PhD. Also at the meeting, the Council of
National Psychological Associations for
the Advancement of Ethnic Minority
Interests presented the Tomes Award for
Distinguished Lifetime Contributions
to the Advancement of Ethnic Minority
Psychology to Diane J. Willis, PhD, and
the Tomes Award for an Emerging
Leader in Ethnic Minority Psychology
to Wendy Peters, PhD.
The Troy, Michigan, Chamber of Commerce presented Lewis Smith, PhD, with
its Best Businesses of Troy Award in the
Counseling and Mental Health category.
Smith, who runs Neuropsychological
Consulting, specializes in neuropsychological evaluations and treatment for
patients who have suffered traumatic
brain injuries or post-traumatic stress