Social Cognitive and Addiction Neuroscience Lab (SCANlab)

May 2019

SCANLab graduate student, Kelsey Irvin, receives Distinguished Master's Thesis Award and Life Sciences Poster Award

MU Distinguished Master’s Thesis Award

Kelsey Irvin’s master’s thesis project, which examined neurophysiological responses to reward in emerging adults varying in risk for depression, was selected for the Distinguished Master’s Thesis Award by the MU Graduate School. Each department is allowed to forward only one nomination each year, and Kelsey was our department’s nominee. Her thesis was judged against all others submitted by other MU departments for clarity of writing, scholarship, methods, and contribution to the field. In other words, Kelsey’s project was recognized as the best master’s thesis completed at MU in 2018. An outstanding achievement!

Excellence award at Missouri Life Sciences Week

Congratulations Kelsey Irvin who was recognized for excellence at the Missouri Life Sciences Week poster competition. Her research poster, “Sensitivity of the Reward Positivity Event-Related Potential to a Savoring Affect Regulation Strategy” earned second place in the Social & Behavioral Sciences category.