These are awards given to members of the THRIVE Lab. We are very proud!

Kristen Nishimi, PhD, MPH, Postdoctoral Scholar

  • UCSF Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Grand Rounds Trainee Research Award, 2022

Andrea Niles, PhD, Postdoctoral Scholar

  • Citation Award for Outstanding Multi-Level Research, Society for Affective Science, 2017
  • Association for Psychological Science Rising Star Award, 2019

Mary Smirnova, B.A., Lab Manager

  • American Psychosomatic Society Citation Award, 2019

Eleanor Woodward, UCSF Medical Resident

  • American Psychosomatic Society Citation Award, 2019
  • American Psychosomatic Society MD Travel Award, 2019

David Buergin, Visiting Graduate Student

  • Mobility Fellowship from the Dr. Betond Bonde Foundation, Switzerland

Andreas Kuffer, Postdoctoral Scholar

  • Swiss National Science Foundation Postdoc Mobility Award, 2016-2017

Ashkan Ahmadian, UCSF medical student researching at THRIVE Lab

  • American Psychosomatic Society Citation Award, 2014 

Joy Lin, UCSF medical student researching at THRIVE Lab

  • UCSF Chih Award in Neuroscience, 2017
  • First prize, 2016 Stanley M. Kaplan Essay Contest for Psychiatry Research, 2017
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Carolyn L. Kuckein Student Research Fellowship, 2016
  • Top Poster Award, American Psychiatric Association Medical Student/Resident Competition, 2016
  • Society of Biological Psychiatry Predoctoral Scholar Award, 2015
    • One of 12 awards nationwide
  • UCSF School of Medicine Dean’s Prize in Clinical and Translational Research, 2014