Dr. Sandraluz Lara-Cinisomo is the recipient of the university-wide Excellence in Graduate and Professional Teaching Award, given to the faculty member who best showed sustained excellence and innovation in graduate or professional teaching and contributions to graduate or professional learning beyond classroom instruction. Criteria for the award include:
Innovative approaches to graduate or professional teaching
Positive impact on graduate or professional student learning
Other contributions to improve graduate or professional instruction, including engaging students in the classroom; developing courses and curricula, and mentoring graduate teaching assistants.
Dr. Lara-Cinisomo was also the recipient of the college-level award, making her a winner at the college and university level.
Andrea Ramirez Olarte and Janeth Juarez Padilla presented their research at the Marcé of North America 2019 Conference in Chapel Hill, North Carolina held on October 24-27, 2019.
Andrea presented at a symposium titled, Modes of technology use in preventing and treating perinatal depression and anxiety in Latinas and African-American mothers, she is pictured with her collaborators, Dr. Sandraluz Lara-Cinisomo, Dr. Alinne Barrera, and Maria Rosales.
Janeth Juarez Padilla presented an oral presentation titled, Perinatal anxiety symptoms among Mexican women: Rates and Predictors.
Andrea and Janeth were among the recipients of the MONA 2019 travel award, they are pictured with all the travel awardees.
Janeth Padilla presented her research at the 2019 American Psychological Association Convention, which was held in Chicago between August 8th and August 11th.
Sandraluz Lara-Cinisomo delivered the keynote address at the inaugural conference on perinatal mental health in San Juan Puerto Rico titled "Bienestar emocional en la etapa perinatal" (translation: Emotional wellbeing in the perinatal period). The conference was held at San Juan Medical Science campus and was organized by Marianela Rodriguez Reynaldo, PhD, Ana Parilla Rodríguez, MD, Zilkia Rivera Orraca, PhD, and Debra L. Reuben, PhD (pictured here with Dr. Lara-Cinisomo, third from the right). Over 150 participants attended the conference. Marenid Planell (second from the right) served as historian.
Tanitoluwa “Tani” Akinbode presents research on postpartum depression and maternal pain perception
Tani’s poster submission “Feasibility of assessing Pain Perception in Women with and without Postpartum Depression using fMRI, with Dr. Lara-Cinisomo as the principal investigator, and co-authored by Tanitoluwa Akinbode, a second-year master’s student in KCH, Ryan Larsen, Brad Sutton, and Hillary Schwarb” was accepted to the 8th World Congress on Women’s Health at the International Association of Women’s Mental Health conference in Paris, France, from March 5-8.
LESA team 2019
Dr. Lara-Cinisomo presenting Libeth Rosas (second from the left) with Creswell Award 2019
Libeth Rosas recieves William H. Creswell Graduate Student Award
Janeth Juarez Padilla presents research on perinatal anxiety sypmptoms in Mexican Women