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CNL Lab Member, Francesca Lopez, receives Research Award from APA Division 20

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…

Check it Out: New CNL Paper Published

Congrats to rising third year Adrianna Ratajska for her published paper on the role motor symptom onset laterality plays in facial expressivity in individuals with Parkinson’s disease using sophisticated digitizing methods. This paper was accepted for publication in Laterality: Asymmetries of Brain, Behaviour, and Cognition.   …

Adrianna Ratajska selected as runner up for the TCN/AACN Student Project Competition!

Congratulations, Adrianna Ratajska! Adrianna and co-authors have been selected as one of two runner-ups of the Sixth Annual TCN/AACN Student Project Competition (The Clinical Neuropsychologist, Official Journal of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology).  During this award cycle, TCN received over 40 Competition submissions. From among these, 12 were accepted…

Welcome to the Lab!

The Cognitive Neuroscience Lab is excited to welcome Rachel Schade and Katie Rodriguez to the lab as PhD students in the Clinical and Health Psychology program (Neuropsychology Track). Welcome Rachel and Katie! Go Gators!    …

Congratulations, Adrianna!

Second year Adrianna Ratajska has successfully defended her thesis entitled: “Cognitive subtypes in individuals with essential tremor seeking deep brain stimulation.” She will be awarded her Masters of Science degree later this summer. Congrats, Adrianna!!…

Congratulations, Lauren!

Second year Lauren Kenney has successfully defended her thesis entitled: “Mapping diagnostic criteria for Parkinson’s Disease-Mild Cognitive Impairment onto data-driven cognitive phenotypes.” She will be awarded her Masters of Science degree later this summer. Congrats, Lauren!!  …

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…

Check it Out: New CNL Paper Published

Congrats to 2nd year Adrianna Ratajska who recently published her Master’s thesis, which examined data-driven cognitive subtypes in Essential tremor. This paper was accepted for publication in The Clinical Neuropsychologist, and can be found here.

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…