ARL All-Star: Kaleigh Wilkins
Kaleigh Wilkins, the first ARL All-Star, has been a member of the Alcohol Research Lab Team for five semesters. In addition to her role as the undergraduate lab manager, Kaleigh has continuously demonstrated her willingness to go above and beyond. Kaleigh dedicated most weekends of her senior year to playing the role of a main experimenter during our experimental sessions. She was involved in phone-screening participants, recruitment, protocol improvement and implementation, and exemplified leadership skills and passion for her work beyond what you’d expect of an undergraduate student. Most recently, she completed her honors thesis and presented a poster at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology’s Annual Convention in Atlanta, Georgia. Kaleigh is also deeply devoted to social justice and community well-being, a commitment that was recently recognized by the psychology department faculty as she was selected to receive the prestigious Clinical/Community Program Community Action Award. She has been a model undergraduate research assistant and a role model for her peers. As a result of all her hard work and unwavering dedication, Kaleigh will be pursuing her PhD in Clinical Psychology at Loyola University this coming fall. While we’ll miss her dearly in the lab, we’re so proud of everything she has accomplished and would like to congratulate her for completing her undergraduate career this semester!
ARL of the Month: Menghan Luo
Menghan Luo, the ARL of the Month, has been a member of the Alcohol Research Lab Team for five semesters. She was among the first people in the lab to become FACS certified. Her dedication to the lab extends beyond her expertise in FACS coding, though. Menghan has been an important member of our team, helping run experimental sessions, phone-screening participants, and, most recently, sifting through thousands of journal articles to determine their eligibility for a meta-analysis. Menghan will be continuing her work in the lab as a FACS coder this summer. We’d like to congratulate her on the completion of her undergraduate career this semester and thank her for the countless hours she has devoted to our lab over the past few years.
Eddie Caumiant (left), Yiduo Chen (middle), Alyssa Bathery (right)
ARL of the Month: Yiduo Chen
Yiduo Chen has been in the lab for three semesters. She wears many hats in the Alcohol Research Lab and most recently has taken on roles as our primary speech coder and screening/recruitment team reminder coordinator. She has excelled at every task with which she’s been presented and we’re very lucky to have her on our team! We’d like to congratulate her on her well-deserved title of the Alcohol Research Lab “Achieving Research Leader” for the month of March!
Honorable Mentions: Eddie Caumiant & Alyssa Bathery
We are fortunate to have many dedicated and talented undergraduate research assistants, making it difficult to choose just one March ARL, so we have a couple honorable mentions!
Alyssa Bathery, an ARL research assistant for the past three semesters, has been a high-achieving member of the screening/recruitment team and has been working tirelessly to train our new undergraduate research assistants.
Eddie Caumiant just joined our lab this semester and has been making tremendous strides in the few short weeks he’s been a part of the screening/recruitment and follow-up teams.
Thanks for all of your hard work Yiduo, Alyssa, and Eddie!