October 26, 2020

UMW Psychology Grad Levels Playing Field

Sarah Axelson ’08 searched months for the right college. Yet by the start of her senior year of high school in Long Beach, New York, she felt no closer to finding it. When a family friend recommended the University of Mary Washington, Axelson dug out her college guide book. Rigorous academics. A Division III softball […]

Psychopharmacologist Named UMW Psychology Graduate-In-Residence

Annie Kleykamp, a scientist with Pinney Associates Inc., has been named Graduate-in-Residence for the University of Mary Washington’s Department of Psychology. An expert on the effects of nicotine, alcohol and opiates on cognitive function in healthy and drug dependent adults, she also is an accomplished scientific writer who has taught at the University of Maryland and the United States Naval Academy.   Annie Kleykamp '01 Kleykamp will visit the Fredericksburg campus for three days, including Thursday, September 18, when she will present a public lecture,And Now for Something Completely Different: Using a Psychology Degree in the 21st Century.” The talk will take place in Combs Hall, Room 139 at 7:30 p.m. Kleykamp will talk to psychology classes about both her research on the effects of addictive drugs and her work as a technical writer in the field of health technology and pharmacology. She also will meet with students who are interested in pursuing careers in experimental psychology. After graduating UMW in 2001, Kleykamp received a master’s degree from Wake Forest University and a Ph.D. in experimental psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University. She completed post-doctoral fellowships at Johns Hopkins University, the National Institutes of Health and the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The Graduate-in-Residence program began in 1995 as a part of career advising within the psychology department, helping expose psychology majors to UMW graduates working in their field. Each year, the psychology department faculty nominate alumni who participate in interesting work in the psychology field. The Graduate-in-Residence program is partially funded by the Campus Academic Resources Committee. For more information about the Graduate-in-Residence program, contact the Department of Psychology at (540) 654-1054.

Psychopharmacologist Named UMW Psychology Graduate-In-Residence

Annie Kleykamp, a scientist with Pinney Associates Inc., has been named Graduate-in-Residence for the University of Mary Washington’s Department of Psychology. An expert on the effects of nicotine, alcohol and opiates on cognitive function in healthy and drug dependent adults, she also is an accomplished scientific writer who has taught at the University of Maryland and the United States Naval Academy.   Annie Kleykamp '01 Kleykamp will visit the Fredericksburg campus for three days, including Thursday, September 18, when she will present a public lecture,And Now for Something Completely Different: Using a Psychology Degree in the 21st Century.” The talk will take place in Combs Hall, Room 139 at 7:30 p.m. Kleykamp will talk to psychology classes about both her research on the effects of addictive drugs and her work as a technical writer in the field of health technology and pharmacology. She also will meet with students who are interested in pursuing careers in experimental psychology. After graduating UMW in 2001, Kleykamp received a master’s degree from Wake Forest University and a Ph.D. in experimental psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University. She completed post-doctoral fellowships at Johns Hopkins University, the National Institutes of Health and the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The Graduate-in-Residence program began in 1995 as a part of career advising within the psychology department, helping expose psychology majors to UMW graduates working in their field. Each year, the psychology department faculty nominate alumni who participate in interesting work in the psychology field. The Graduate-in-Residence program is partially funded by the Campus Academic Resources Committee. For more information about the Graduate-in-Residence program, contact the Department of Psychology at (540) 654-1054.

Developmental Psychologist Named UMW Graduate-in-Residence

Developmental psychologist and early intervention expert Brianne Friberg, has been named Graduate-in-Residence for the University of Mary Washington’s Department of Psychology. Friberg-1Friberg, assistant professor of psychology and director of the Daniels Research Program at Liberty University, will visit the Fredericksburg campus for three days, including Thursday, September 19 for a public lecture, “A Change in Perspective: Lessons from the Field of Early Intervention.” The talk will take place in Combs Hall, Room 139 at 7:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. During her visit, Friberg will talk to five psychology classes about her research on risk and resilience in children from birth to age three and models of family-based intervention in the treatment of early childhood disabilities. Friberg also will meet with students who are interested in pursuing careers in early childhood development. After graduating summa cum laude in psychology from UMW in 2001, Friberg received a Ph.D. in human development and family studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Friberg also completed two years of training at the Waisman Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. Her research examines the effects of early intervention on/for children with disabilities, including the impact of early Head Start and in-home autism programs. The Graduate-in-Residence program began in 1995 as a part of career advising within the psychology department to expose psychology majors to UMW graduates working in their field. Each year, the psychology department faculty nominate alumni who participate in interesting work in the psychology field. The Graduate-in-Residence program is partially funded by the Campus Academic Resources Committee. For more information about the Graduate-in-Residence program, contact the Department of Psychology at (540) 654-1054.