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Psychology professor Michael Treadway honored for early career contributions

Emory psychologist Michael Treadway (left) works with Amanda Arulpragasam (right), a psychology PhD candidate in Treadway’s lab.

Michael Treadway, an assistant professor of psychology in Emory College of Arts and Sciences, has won the Janet Taylor Spence Award for Transformative Early Career Contributions from the Association for Psychological Science. 

The Association for Psychological Science is the premier international organization in its field dedicated to the advancement of psychological science and promotion of psychological research and science-based psychology in the development of public policy. The award recognizes the best new ideas coming from the most promising investigators in the field.

Treadway, who is one of eight recipients for the 2019 award, is a clinical psychologist and neuroscientist whose research focuses on the circuit-level mechanisms of psychiatric symptoms related to mood, anxiety and decision-making. 

As director of the Translational Research in Affective Disorders Laboratory, Treadway is particularly focused on assessing the reward motivation in psychiatric populations. The APS will recognize Treadway and his work during its annual convention in May.

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