Dr. George M. Slavich, Ph.D., has been awarded the 2012 Early Career Research Award from the Western Psychological Association. The Western Psychological Association is the largest regional psychological association in the United States, and the award recognizes outstanding scientific contributions by a member who received his or her PhD in the past 10 years. Dr. Slavich received the award for his work on linking social stress, inflammation, and depression.
Dr. Slavich is an assistant professor and Society in Science: Branco Weiss Fellow in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at UCLA. He is also a Research Scientist at the UCLA Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology, where he directs the Laboratory for Stress Assessment and Research.
More information about the Western Psychological Association Early Career Research Award is available at the official website for the Western Psychological Association.