2019 Fall Student Research Symposium

On November 15th, the Department’s second year students presented their Masters Research to the CHP community.

2018 Cohort


Presenter Faculty Mentor Presentation Title
Priscilla A. Amofa Sr., MA Glenn Smith, PhD, ABPP/CN
Shellie-Anne Levy, PhD
Functional Ability is Associated with Higher Adherence to Behavioral Interventions in Mild Cognitive Impairment
Umelo A. Ugwoaba, BS Kathryn M. Ross, PhD, MPH Exploring the Association Between Hunger, Temptation, and Dietary Adherence
Andrea Brockmann, MA Kathryn M. Ross, PhD, MPH Bidirectional Association between Stress and Physical Activity in Adults with Overweight and Obesity
Erin Moorman, BS David M. Janicke, PhD, ABPP Parental Weight Bias, Engagement in Weight-Based Teasing and Encouragement to Diet, and Pediatric Outcomes
Catherine Tocci, BA William Perlstein, PhD Robustness of Attention Networks Across Multiple Sessions: Relevance to Cognitive Rehabilitation
Sean Turner, BS, BA Russell Bauer, PhD, ABPP Hemispheric Contributions to Performance on Novel Cognitive Measures in Epilepsy
Destin Shortell, BA Eric Porges, PhD Transcutaneous Auricular Vagal Nerve Stimulation and Sustained Attention
Grace Ann Hanvey, BS Deidre B. Pereira, PhD, ABPP Accrual and Retention of Diverse Patients in Cancer Clinical Trials
Emanuel M. Boutzoukas, BS Adam Woods, PhD Contribution of Region-Specific White Matter Hyperintensities in Cognitive Aging
Hanna Hausman, BA Adam Woods, PhD The Role of Resting-State Network Functional Connectivity in Cognitive Aging
Natalie Koskela-Staples, BA David Fedele, PhD, ABPP Caregiver Disease-Specific Coping in Pediatric Sickle Cell Disease: Impact on Youth Coping, Quality of Life, and Healthcare Utilization
Nicole Evangelista, BS Adam Woods, PhD Independent Contributions of Dorsolateral Prefrontal Structure and Function to Working Memory in Older Adults
Furtuna Tewolde, MS Shelley Heaton, PhD
Adam Woods, PhD
Investigating the Use of Context for Predictive Processing in Children with Autism
Ryan McCarty, BS Joseph McNamara, PhD Enhancing Psychology Trainee Disgust Sensitivity and Confidence Conducting CBT/ERP through an Intensive Therapy Training Experience

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Students and Faculty also received awards for research, teaching and service accomplishments during the past year.

Student Award Recipient
Molly Harrower Memorial Award
for Excellence in Psychodiagnostic Assessment
Leslie Gaynor
Florence Shafer Memorial Award
for Excellence in Psychotherapeutic Counseling
Molly Basch, Adaixa Padron
CHP Student Research Award
for Excellence in Clinical Psychology Research
Molly Basch
Nathan W. Perry Scientist-Practitioner Memorial Scholarship
for Excellence in Integrating Science and Practice
Janae Kirsch
Eileen Fennell Graduate Student Teaching Award
for Excellence in Teaching
Elle Wiggins, Leslie Gaynor
Geoffrey Clark-Ryan Memorial Award
for Excellence in Pediatric Psychology Research
Molly Basch
Stephen R. Boggs Memorial Award
for Excellence in Child Psychology Research
Brittany Bailey
Health Psychology Research Award
for Excellence in Health Psychology Research
Danielle Wesolowicz
Robert and Phyllis Levitt Neuropsychology Award
for Excellence in Clinical Neuropsychology Research
Leslie Gaynor
Jenny Sivinski Memorial Award
for Excellence in Community Service
Grace Hanvey


Faculty Award Recipient
Audrey Schumacher Award
for Excellence in Teaching Clinical Psychology
Dr. Michael Marsiske
Hugh C. Davis Award
for Excellence in Clinical Supervision
Dr. Joy Gabrielli
Research Mentorship Award
for Excellence in Research Mentoring
Dr. Michael Robinson