Laura Zahodne won two national awards this month:
o The Society for Clinical Neuropsychology (SCN/APA Div. 40) Robert A. and Phyllis Levitt Early Career Award in Neuropsychology
o The APA Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology (in the area of Individual Differences)
According to SCN, the Robert A. and Phyllis Levitt Early Career Award in Neuropsychology is granted to a neuropsychologist within 10 years of receiving their PhD who has “made a distinguished contribution to neuropsychology in one or more areas: research and scholarship, teaching and service, and/or clinical work.”
APA describes the Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology as “recogni[zing] excellent psychologists who are at the early stages of their research careers.” This award is granted in several categories. Zahodne won in the “Individual Differences” category.
Zahodne won both awards based partly on her research into the ways that racially based social inequalities can affect cognitive aging, particularly with respect to Alzheimer’s disease.