ANST Highlights Archive

ANST Member Highlight:

Angelina is a doctoral candidate at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology and a predoctoral intern at the North Texas VA Healthcare System. Her research focuses on the motivation to change health and lifestyle factors to reduce the risk of developing dementia. This research focuses on determining those beliefs to help tailor neuropsychological recommendations for adults and older adults to reduce their risk of developing dementia. Clinically, she looks to specialize with geriatric patients. Angelina also created a dementia prevention program where she educates local communities on risk factors for dementia and mediating those risk factors.

ANST Member Highlights Submission Instructions:

We know ANST members are shaping the future of neuropsychology and we want to highlight and honor these achievements. We are taking nominations highlighting members in 1) research, 2) clinical, 3) community outreach, and 4) advocacy and policy. Self nominations as well as those from peers, sponsors/mentors, and supervisors are welcome!

ANST Interest Group Highlight:

University of Florida

Why is it important for your institution/graduate program to have an ANST interest group?
We provide a voice for trainees in clinical neuropsychology, a platform where students can come together to discuss training issues, important resources and services for aspiring clinical neuropsychologists, and the opportunity to learn about issues that impact professional and scientific interests. We also strive to highlight trainee accomplishments on our website/Twitter.
Past and future interest group initiatives/programming:
We hold weekly meetings that have recently involved case presentations, fact-finding, journal clubs, and post-doc, faculty, and external speakers discussing their research and representing initiatives (e.g., CerebroFit, The AACN Relevance 2050 Initiative). This past year we had a presentation series on “how-to ” engage in fact-finding exercises. We also provide a space for students to practice conference or department-wide presentations and have outgoing students discuss their internship application process to provide tips to future applicants. Additionally, we host social activities throughout the year including annual events such as NeurOlympics (a jeopardy style game with neuropsychology trivia). We plan to continue with the same type of programming this upcoming year.
General research and clinical interests of group members:
Aging, dementia, mild cognitive impairment, TBI, PTSD, HIV, health disparities and incorporating anti-racist practice into neuropsychology, pediatrics, delirium, emotional neuroscience, and Parkinson’s disease.
If you are interested in collaborating, please contact student representative, Nicole Evangelista. You can also find their interest group on Twitter: @UF_ANST_IG

ANST Interest Group Highlights Submission Instructions:

Whether your interest group is new or has been established for several years, we know ANST interest groups are shaping the future of neuropsychology and we want to highlight you all! 

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ANST Member Highlight:

Catherine is a fifth year graduate student at University of Florida. While balancing clinical responsibilities, Catherine demonstrates a strong dedication to neuropsychological research. Since the beginning of this year, she co-authored 6 published peer-reviewed manuscripts, including 3 as first-author. She currently has an additional first-author manuscript under review. Catherine also presented her work at the annual meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society (INS), the International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS), and presented preliminary findings from her dissertation at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC). Her research focuses on better understanding vulnerabilities to post-operative cognitive change in older adults, and cognitive phenotypes of Parkinson’s disease using digital assessments.

Connect with Catherine! Twitter: @CatDionNeuro

ANST Interest Group Highlight:

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Why is it important for your institution/graduate program to have an ANST interest group:

To support the students who are interested in neuropsychology by creating a sense of community among each other and most importantly provide a space for us to continue to grow and learn more about the neuropsychology field.

Past interest group initiatives/programming:
We do a community service event every trimester. In the past we have written letters to individuals with Alzheimer’s who are in a memory care facility, we hosted a NEURObingo event to raise money for the BIAA, and raised money for the Congenital Heart Walk at the Philadelphia Zoo. Additionally, we invite neuropsychologists from the community to do case presentations and other lectures such as board certification for our groups. We also do student case presentations and article discussions.

Planned future interest group initiatives/programming in the upcoming year:
We plan to do an article discussion on the neurological effects of COVID19 & have more case presentations and lectures from students and neuropsychologists.

General research and clinical interests of group members:
forensic neuropsychology, dementia, pediatrics, trauma

If you are interested in collaborating, please contact student representatives Anastasia Skliros ( and Morgan Bare ( You can also find their interest group on Instagram.

ANST Interest Group Highlight:

The Pennsylvania State University

Why is it important for your institution/graduate program to have an ANST interest group:
Our ANST interest group helps us to foster a sense of community for our trainees interested in pursuing careers in neuropsychology. This is true at all levels, from undergraduate students through our graduate students. It is a space for us to discuss our shared interest in brain-behavior relationships and seek and provide advice and guidance about the next steps in our careers.

Past and future interest group initiatives/programming:
Past programming includes an Internship Panel to discuss preparing and applying to internship, Robin’s Wish Documentary screening and discussion about Lewy Body, Alumni Networking and Professional Developmental Panel. Upcoming programming includes Journal Club prior to a Neuroscience Seminar Speaker (Dr. Tracey Covassin), community initiative including an MS walk, and co-sponsored event with other ANST interest groups on preparing and applying to internship.

General research and clinical interests of group members: 
TBI (the spectrum from concussion and mTBI through more moderate to severe), aging with brain injury, multiple sclerosis, and secondary factors that influence cognition (mood, sleep, pain).

If you are interested in collaborating, please contact student representative, Kaitlin Riegler, M.S. You can also find two neuropsych focused labs which comprise the Penn State ANST group on Twitter: @NittanyNeuro and @PSUBrainLab

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