Notable Achievements by Lab Members
November 2013: Anna Fineberg received the 1st annual Philip J. Bersh Memorial Student Award for her manuscript "Decreased birth weight in psychosis: Influence of prenatal exposure to serologically determined influenza and hypoxia." This award recognizes the best paper written by a student in Temple's Department of Psychology during the past year.
March 2013: Samantha Stella was selected for the Diamond Research Scholars Program for her research proposal entitled, "Emotional Dysregulation and Risk for Psychosis." This program allows Temple undergraduates to develop, conduct and present a research project under the direction of a faculty mentor at the university.
Spring 2012: Rebecca Wolfe received the Diamond Award, "the highest recognition by Student affairs given to a Temple Undergraduate student," for her research achievements, academic excellence and leadership in the University community.
March 2012: Anna Fineberg received a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) award. This award recognizes outstanding graduate students engaged in math and sciences research. From the NSF GRFP website: past fellows include numerous Nobel Prize winners, U.S. Secretary of Energy, Steven Chu, Google founder, Sergey Brin and Freakonomics co-author, Steven Levitt.
Ellman Lab in the Media
June 28, 2012: Dr. Ellman was interviewed by Lynn Pasquerella on WAMC Academic Minute (Northeast Public Radio) about maternal influenza infection during pregnancy and risk for offspring schizophrenia
February 22, 2012: Dr. Ellman was quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer article, “The parasite Toxo may attack you through your cat,” about toxoplasmosis infection during pregnancy and risk for offspring schizophrenia
August 17, 2010: United Press International article, “Infection reaction linked to schizophrenia,” reported on Dr. Ellman's research findings on the association between the maternal immune response to infection during pregnancy and risk for offspring schizophrenia
August 16, 2010: WHYY online article, “New research investigates link between infections and schizophrenia.” reported on Dr. Ellman's research findings on the association between the maternal immune response to infection during pregnancy and risk for offspring schizophrenia
August 12, 2010: ScienceDaily article, “Immune responses during pregnancy linked to schizophrenia among offspring” republished the August 10, 2010 piece from Temple Review on Dr. Ellman's research
August 10, 2010: The Temple Review profiled Dr. Ellman's research on the maternal immune response to infection during pregnancy and risk for offspring schizophrenia in the article, “Psychologist Links Immune Responses During Pregnancy to Schizophrenia"