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  • Nathan Hager, under the mentorship of Dr. Matt Judah, was awarded the American Psychological Foundation/Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology 2018 Clarence J. Rosecrans Scholarship. This competitive award is selected based on grant applications submitted by graduate students who are pursuing a PhD and nominated by their department of psychology. The award will support Nathan’s research project entitled “Detecting a Neural Marker of Impaired Reward-Related Memory in Depression,” which will include data for his thesis. People with depression often exhibit impaired memory for positive and rewarding experiences, which may affect motivation and reward-seeking behavior. Nathan’s study will use electroencephalography to examine whether weak neural response to receiving a reward (i.e., money) may explain why depression is associated with poor reward-related memory.