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Acts of Service: Child-Area Students & Faculty Partner with Keep Alachua County Beautiful

Child area faculty and students from CHP coordinated with Keep Alachua County Beautiful to clean up litter at the Palm Point Nature Park at Newnans Lake as part of an area-wide service day. This event was part of a larger initiative by the department to be actively engaged in Gainesville and the surrounding community through acts of service. The area plans to continue regularly engaging in group community service activities on at least a semesterly basis. We are looking forward to more events in the near future.

Francesca Lopez, M.S., recipient of APA’s Walter G. McMillen Memorial Award

Francesca Lopez, MS, a rising fifth year doctoral student, has been awarded the 2021 APA Walter G. McMillen Memorial Award for Parkinson’s Disease Research. In 2007, as a tribute to Mr. Walter G. McMillen, who died with Parkinson’s disease, a joint award between APA Division 20 – Adult Development and…

Doctoral Student, Erin Ferguson, receives NIH Fellowship

Erin Ferguson, MS has received funding for an NIH F31 Kirschstein Individual Research Fellowship Diversity award for her dissertation research entitled “Impact of Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness on Demand for Alcohol and Marijuana among Co-Users.” Funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), the overall goal of…

Doctoral Student, Francesca Lopez, receives Dissertation Award from APA SCN/EAC

Francesca Lopez, M.S., has been named one of the 2020-2021 recipients of the APA Society for Clinical Neuropsychology (SCN) Education Advisory Committee (EAC) Dissertation Award for her project entitled “Cognitive Correlates of Mitochondrial Function in Older Adults.” The Dissertation Award provides $1250 for direct research costs and to present her…

Gabriel Cartagena Earns APA/APAGS Distinguished Graduate Student 2021 Award

Gabriel Cartagena, MS, has earned the 2021 American Psychological Association/American Psychological Association of Graduate Students Distinguished Graduate Student in Professional Psychology Award. This is a national award recognizing graduate students dedicated to improving community health and combating health disparities by going above and beyond to meet patient…

Doctoral Student, Francesca Lopez, receives diversity F31 from NIH/NIA

Francesca Lopez, MS has received funding for an NIH F31 Kirschstein Individual Research Fellowship Diversity award for a project entitled “Cognitive Correlates of Mitochondrial Function in Older Adults.” Funded by the National Institute on Aging, her study will examine phosphorous (31P) magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) markers of brain energy metabolism…