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Welcome to UIC Psychology News! Here you’ll find news on faculty and students, information on upcoming department colloquia "Current Topics", The Black Scholar Series, and conferences, as well as notifications of important dates and deadlines. You’ll also find an archive of our month department newsletters.

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Amanda Roy, PhD

Amanda L. Roy, PhD

This month, we are spotlighting Associate Professor and Program Chair of Community & Prevention Research, Amanda L. Roy, PhD.

Jorge Daruna, PhD

Alumnus Jorge Daruna, PhD

We are so excited for our very first Alumni Spotlight with three-time UIC Psychology alumnus, Dr. Jorge H. Daruna (BA '71, MA '75, PhD '80). We caught up with Dr. Daruna to learn more about his career after leaving UIC.

Mike Meinzer, PhD

Michael Meinzer, PhD

This month, we are spotlighting Assistant Professor, Michael Meinzer, PhD to learn more about his research project, "Improving the Transition to College for Students with ADHD: Piloting a Summer Readiness Program for Incoming UIC Students."

Hanna Ghalyoun

4th Year Applied Psychology Student, Hanna Ghalyoun

This month’s student spotlight is 4th year Applied Psychology Major, Hanna Ghalyoun. Hanna will be graduating at the end of this semester, and we wanted to catch up with her before she moves on to her next big journey!

Margaret Wardle, PhD

Margaret Wardle, PhD

This month’s Faculty Spotlight is Margaret “Megin” C. Wardle, Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology. Recently, Megin was awarded a Center for Clinical and Translation Science (CCTS) Pilot Grant. This internal grant is a 2-year, $60k project. We

Kathryn A. Howard

Doctoral Student, Kathryn A. Howard

5th year Social Psychology PhD Candidate Kathryn A. Howard is on the move! Read more about her journey to PhD here!

Josefina Bañales, PhD

Josefina Bañales, PhD

We sat down with Professor Josefina Bañales to officially learn more about what led her to psychology and how she gained her faculty position here at UIC.