UC Irvine psychologist Roxane Cohen Silver will receive the American Psychological Association Award for Distinguished Service at the group’s leadership conference in October. The honor, bestowed to one individual annually, was initiated by the APA Board of Scientific Affairs to recognize outstanding service to psychological science. Silver is a national expert in the field of stress and coping and has spearheaded the longest-running national study of psychological responses to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. She serves on a federal advisory committee created by the Homeland Security and State departments that is developing travel policies for people visiting the United States. The APA cited her “dedicated pursuit … of bringing the value of psychological science to the government’s attention and the public eye” and her role in “mentoring students and faculty.”