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Dr. Emily Casanova gives an invited video lecture as part of The Autism & Neurodiversity MasterClass series. Her lecture, which is featured in Module 3 of the series, discusses the connection between Autism and hereditary connective tissue disorders, like Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders, and has even gone viral on social media! You can watch a snippet of her lecture here

The Department of Psychological Sciences would like to recognize and congratulate these students for their presentations featured at the Louisiana Academy of Sciences (LAS). These students include Mia Melo, Abigail Miserendino, Anna Upman, Catherine Coldiron, and Zora-Reign Craft.

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The Neuroscience Program and Department of Psychological Sciences is delighted to acknowledge Dr. Casanova's research being published in Nature. The article is titled "A mobile DNA sequence could explain tail loss in humans and apes". Read all about Dr. Casanova's newest research achievement here!

The Neuroscience Program and Department of Psychological Sciences is pleased to recognize Dr. Stelly's research achievement of being published in the Nature Journal. The article is titled Top-down control of flight by a non-canonical coritco-amygdala pathway. Read all about Dr. Stelly's newest research here!

The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues awarded Dr. Madison Silverstein $2,000 for the Training and Mentoring Program for Future Psychologists of Color. The program was developed to address the exclusion and marginalization of racially/ethnically minoritized (REM) students in the field of psychology. This grant award will aid in the evaluation of the program for effectiveness for wider dissemination. 


Congratulations to Dr. Evan Zucker for being recognized with the Faculty Excellence in Advising Award! Thank you for all the effort you put into your students, the Department of Psychological Sciences is grateful for you!

Role: Director of Neuroscience, Director of Neuro Camp, and Associate Professor of Psychology

How long have you been at Loyola? 9 years (!!)

Favorite thing about Loyola or teaching? Definitely Loyola's student body.  Loyola students are bright, socially aware individuals who care about making a positive impact in their community. Coming to work and engaging with them every day is such a joy.

Dr. Madison Silverstein, Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences has expanded her research to address the psychological effects of the COVID pandemic and how it has impacted those with pre-existing mental and physical health issues, as well as now supervising a student’s research regarding the residual cognitive 'fog' that COVID sufferers have reported.

David Zelaya PSYC'12 has been selected as the 2022 Young Alumnus of the Year. This award honors one young alumnus who has given most generously of their time, talent, and philanthropy to their alma mater and community.

After graduating from Loyola with a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Psychology, David pursued his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at Georgia State University.

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Photo by Chris Granger/The Times-Picayune


Congratulations to our Loyola Psychological Sciences alum Erika Rajo, '09 for being apart of the Gambit's 40 Under 40 class of 2022 list. She is currently the director of the University Medical Center Trauma Recovery Clinic and co-director of the Spirit of Charity Trauma Center Psychiatry Research Unit in New Orleans. 


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