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April, 2023- Laura Saldana, clinical-child psychology doctoral student, was selected for APA’s Minority Fellowship Program (https://www.apa.org/pi/mfp). The MPF is a highly competitive and prestigious honor preparing doctoral students for research and practice in psychology. Laura is mentored by Antonio Polo, associate professor of clinical psychology.April, 2023- Antonio Polo, professor of clinical psychology, was interviewed by WTTW’s Chicago Tonight regarding his study that identified high rates of mental health difficulties among Latinx youth before and during the COVID-19 pandemic.March, 2023- Antonio Polo, professor of clinical psychology, was awarded a $4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to conduct “Project STRIDE.” The project will train mental health counselors and counseling students of African American and Latinx backgrounds to provide mental health interventions in high-need elementary schools.March, 2023- Susan McMahon, professor of clinical and community psychology, was interviewed by The Washington Post for a story on workplace violence against women. March, 2023- Leonard Jason, professor of community and clinical psychology, was awarded a $842,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to further his research on “ME/CFS and long COVID.” February, 2023- Olya Glantsman, senior professional lecturer in psychology, co-authored an OP-ED piece for the Chicago Sun-Times titled, “Higher Education Can do More to Help our City’s Immigrants.” February, 2023- St Vincent dePaul Professor of Psychology Dn. Joseph Ferrari was interviewed for the APA podcast series “Speaking of Psychology” about his work on CLUTTER.
May, 2022- Christine Reyna, professor of psychological science and community psychology, was interviewed on NPR’s “Illinois Public Media” program The 21st, to discuss her research related to extremism and the great replacement theory. Link to the story below. https://will.illinois.edu/21stshow/story/extremism-and-the-great-replacement-theory
May, 2022- Anne Saw, associate professor in clinical and community psychology, appeared on ABC7 Chicago news regarding the integration of Asian American history education at Skinner North Classical School in accordance with the Teaching Equitable Asian American Community History (TEAACH) Act. https://abc7chicago.com/illinois-asian-american-history-pacific-heritage-month-2022-skinner-north-teaach-act/11886066/
May, 2022- Anne Saw, associate professor in clinical and community psychology, appeared on ABC7-TV news on 5-5-22 at 4:30 p.m. She was interviewed about her research on mental health in the AAPI community. The interview focused on the impact of racism on mental health, timed with “Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and Mental Health Awareness” month. https://abc7chicago.com/11821402/