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Karen McKinnon has been promoted to Associate Professor!

Karen McKinnon is a faculty member in our department and is also an affiliated faculty member in the UCLA Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences. Her work focuses on climate variation and climate change. Please congratulate Karen for her promotion!

Congratulations to Anish Dulla, a June 2024 B.S. graduate of Statistics and Data Science, who has developed an app called Bruincare AI

The app, called Bruincare AI, allows for 24/7 access to immediate mental health support. The aim of it is to help UCLA Counseling and Psychological Services with triage and patient support. Read more about this here.

Congratulations to Ph.D. student Peiyu Yu who has been selected to receive a prestigious Charles E. and Sue K. Young Graduate Student Fellowship Award for 2023-24.

Each year only four exceptional UCLA graduate students are chosen by the Deans of the College of Letters and Science to receive this prestigious award. The award recognizes outstanding graduate students for exemplary academic achievement, research, teaching and University citizenship. This award will provide Peiyu with a $10,000 fellowship.

Assistant Professor Karen McKinnon has been awarded the National Science Foundation CAREER award!

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Karen McKinnon who has been awarded the National Science Foundation CAREER award for her research on heat extremes. This award will support her efforts in this area with more than $944,000 over a five-year period.

More details on this story are available in this UCLA Newsroom article.

The actual NSF award is documented here.