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April 2024- Linda Toch, clinical-community psychology doctoral student, was awarded the APA Minority Fellowship Program Doctoral Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Fellowship. This is a highly competitive and prestigious fellowship that provides up to 3 years of support for doctoral students with a strong commitment to a career in behavioral health services or policy serving communities of color. 

March, 2024- Second year PhD Community Psychology program student Zachary Ellis is the sole recipient of the 2024 “ICD Student Research Grant” at the international conference presentation in Sept. 2024, Bloomington, MN, on ‘Clutter and COVID.’ Zach was supervised by Dn. Joe Ferrari, for this keynote presentation and white paper.

January & February, 2024- Dn. Joe Ferrari, St. Vincent dePaul Distinguished Professor of Psychology, had a number of media items at the start of the 2024 new year.  For instance, focused on “Clutter” included: podcasts at ‘Economy.bg.com, 2-14, ‘Washington Post.com,’ 1-29, ‘Lifehacker.com,’ 1- 5, and print mags/papers include ‘National Geographic,’ 1-12, ‘The Washington Post,’ 1-7, radio on Canada’s ‘Corus Radio’ 2-3.
Through Associated Press on ‘Procrastination” included KXLG  99.radio (Watertown, SD), WNKY [NBC-TV: Bowling Green KY), DRG News (Pierre & Mobridge, SD), Herald Palladium paper (St Joseph, MI), Virginia-Pilot paper (eastern NC & Virginia state).  A sample of the forms of media exposure for psychology and CSH, here was an interview about procrastination as a mental health issue on a German national medical-station called ’Klinisch Relevant’ Podcast. The interview may be found here: https://open.spotify.com/episode/4Ws5Bka0H6E3VkDLKJbj4w 

January, 2024- Susan McMahon, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs in the College of Science and Health and Vincent de Paul Professor of Psychology, was awarded the 2024 Excellence in Research Award from the DePaul University College of Science and Health. Dr. McMahon delivered a talk titled, Understanding and Addressing Educator-Directed Violence through National Research, Collaboration, and Policy, which can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1SS4lCKxMU

December, 2023- Kimberly Quinn, Psychology Department Chair and Professor of Psychological Science, was featured in the Chicago Tribune regarding her research on the psychological effects of public urban spaces. https://www.chicagotribune.com/2023/12/08/how-do-public-spaces-make-you-feel-depaul-university-measuring-equity-by-tracking-how-people-respond-to-urban-design/

September, 2023-  Dn. Joe Ferrari, St. Vincent dePaul Distinguished Professor of Psychology, was interviewed for a UK podcast titled “Still Procrastinating?”  The podcast was Episode 10 for the show MaryLayo Talks, and may be found here:  https://marylayotalks.com/ep​isode/10 .  Dn. Joe was also interviewed/cited in Consumer Reports [AUG-SEPT] for his work on  “Clutter”​.

July, 2023- Anne Saw, associate professor of clinical and community psychology, participated in the inaugural White House Initiative “Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Mental Health Summit”. The event was organized by Cori Cafaro, clinical-community psychology doctoral student, through her internship with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Office of Behavioral Health Equity. The summit may be viewed at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0hjITBZidI​ 

July, 2023- Psi Chi, the International Academic Honor Society in Psychology, received the 2022-2023 Ruth Hubbard Cousins Chapter Award. With over 1,150 chapters, the DePaul chapter is the only recipient of this prestigious award this year. Theresa Luhrs, director of undergraduate studies, and Jennifer Zimmerman, senior professional lecturer, are the co-faculty advisors of the DePaul chapter. 

June, 2023- Psi Chi, the International Academic Honor Society in Psychology, received the Model Chapter Award again. With over 1,150 chapters, the DePaul chapter is one of only 34 chapters to achieve the prestigious Model Chapter status this year. Theresa Luhrs, director of undergraduate studies, and Jennifer Zimmerman, senior professional lecturer, are the co-faculty advisors of the DePaul chapter.

June, 2023- Ansuk Jeong, assistant professor of community psychology, was named a 2023 Research Scholar of the American Psychological Association, “Division 27, Society for Community Research and Action.”

June, 2023- Olya Glantsman, senior professional lecturer, was awarded from the American Psychological Association, “Division 27, Society for Community Research and Action” the Outstanding Educator Award, the Excellence in Education Programs for Undergraduate Concentration in Community Psychology and the  Don Klein Publication Award to Advance Community Psychology Practice.

May, 2023- Verena Graupmann, associate professor of psychological science, received the DePaul University Quality of Instruction Council Excellence in Teaching Award.

May, 2023-
 Antonio Polo, professor of clinical psychology, was interviewed by CBS 2 News Chicago regarding his Department of Education-funded program to train school counselors of diverse backgrounds to work in high-needs schools​

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