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Platoni ’74: “Shock and Awe Again”

Dr. Kathy Platoni '74, a post-traumatic stress disorder expert, who was at Fort Hood during the 2009 shooting, was interviewed this week about the recent shooting at Fort Hood by several media outlets, including CNN, Fox, MSNBC, and Time magazine. A clinical psychologist in private practice, Platoni returned to Hobart and William Smith last week to offer an address on the psychological toll of wa...  More >>

HWS Establishes Psi Chi Chapter

A new chapter of Psi Chi, the international honor society in psychology, has been established at Hobart and William Smith, welcoming 29 top students from the Colleges to the organization during a recent Psi Chi Installation Ceremony and First Induction held on campus. The elected officers appointed at the induction ceremony include Rachael Smith '15, who will serve as president; Alexandra Welych-...  More >>

Platoni '74 Joins President's Forum

Dr. Kathy Platoni '74 will present "When Trauma Doesn't Bleed: The Psychological Toll of War" as part of the President's Forum Series on March 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the Seneca Room. Platoni has dedicated her life to serving others, venturing "beyond the wire and into the crucible of war" to care for the Soldiers who need it most. Currently a clinical psychologist in private practice, she recently ...  More >>

Mapstone '89 Leads Breakthrough Alzheimer's Study

Dr. Mark Mapstone '89, a neuropsychologist at University of Rochester, is in the international spotlight as the lead author of a groundbreaking study that used specialized blood testing to accurately predict Alzheimer's disease. Published in the journal Nature Medicine, the first-of-its-kind study tests the level of 10 different fat molecules (lipids) in the blood of patients in order to make pre...  More >>

Latimer ’85 Named Founding Dean

Dr. William W. Latimer '85 has been appointed founding dean of the School of Health Sciences, Human Services, and Nursing at Lehman College, Bronx, N.Y. The new school comprises several academic departments: Health Sciences; Nursing; Social Work; and Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences. Latimer most recently served as the Elizabeth Faulk Professor and chair of the Department of Clinical and He...  More >>

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