Welcome to INS-SLC

Thank you for visiting the page of the INS Student Liaison Committee! You may read about the history of SLC and about our student committee members on this page, or connect with the INS-SLC on their Facebook page.
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The INS Student Liaison Committee also operates a google group especially for students. The google group is intended to provide a novel means of communication amongst neuropsychology trainees on professional development topics. The google group is a place where students can pose questions regarding training, provide peer consultation, and share ideas. The SLC will also post INS programming updates and upcoming deadlines.
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History of the INS-SLC

At the 38th Annual Meeting of INS in Acapulco in 2010, the Board or Governors organized a meeting to solicit comments from students and trainees about how to better serve associate members and increase their involvement. As a result of this meeting, the Society formed a student-run standing committee with specific goals to address student and trainee professional development needs, foster student contributions to neuropsychological science, and provide opportunities for student involvement and leadership within the INS


Donations to the Student Activities Fund supports the Student Liaison Committee in fostering student leadership, creating student-oriented programs and events, and developing funds and services to support students in the field of neuropsychology.


INS-SLC Committee Members

Taylor_Greif_Photo Taylor Greif
Co-Chair
Taylor is currently a Neuropsychology Intern at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. She completed her Bachelor’s degree at DePaul University in 2015 and will be graduating with her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Saint Louis University in June 2020. She is looking forward to beginning a Postdoctoral Residency in Clinical Neuropsychology at the University of Michigan, Department of Psychiatry, starting in the summer/fall of 2020. Taylor’s primary research and clinical interests pertain to the prediction of non-motor outcomes following deep brain stimulation for patients with Parkinson’s disease, in addition to developing patient-centered strategies for neuropsychological feedback. Taylor previously served as the Annual Meeting Programs Representative of the SLC and is excited to continue her involvement as Co-Chair!
Anouk_Smits_Photo Anouk Smits
Co-Chair
Anouk Smits is a PhD student in the Graduate School of Psychology at the University of Amsterdam (UvA), The Netherlands. She is affiliated to the University Medical Center Utrecht (UMCU), where she is conducting her research and getting her clinical training. Anouk completed a Master’s Degree in Neuroscience and in Neuropsychology, both at Utrecht University. Her main research interests are within the combination of neuropsychology, neurology, and neuroimaging. In her doctoral research, she is associating brain connectivity measures to visual and visuomotor outcome in stroke and brain cancer.
Stacey_Brothers_Photo Stacey Brothers
Annual Meeting Programs Representative
Stacey Brothers is a second-year doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology (Neuropsychology) program at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah. Her advisor is Dr. Yana Suchy. She completed her bachelor’s degree at the University of Kentucky in 2017. Following graduation, she worked at the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging in Lexington, KY. She was primarily involved with the Down Syndrome and Aging study, which longitudinally tracked cognition and neurological changes in individuals with Down Syndrome and their relation to the development of Alzheimer’s disease. She is currently completing her master’s thesis on the effects of pain, sleep, and expressive suppression on executive functioning and performance of instrumental activities of daily living. She is interested in identifying factors relevant to the assessment of executive functioning, as well as work with forensic populations.
Fareshte_Erani_Photo Fareshte Erani
Communications & Outreach Representative
Fareshte is a second year doctoral student in the clinical psychology program at Drexel University. Originally from Anaheim, CA, Fareshte received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from UC Irvine. Prior to Drexel, she worked with an acute stroke population, utilizing EEG to study recovery and its feasibility in the emergency room. Her current research is focused in adult neuropsychology and her research interests include utilizing neuroimaging and neuromodulation to study brain injury relationships with neural function, structure, and behavior. She is interested in using these techniques to guide the development of targeted symptom treatments for neural diseases.
Josh_Fox-Fuller_Photo Josh Fox-Fuller
Member at Large
Joshua Fox-Fuller is completing his third year in the Clinical Psychology Program at Boston University under the co-mentorship of Dr. Alice Cronin-Golomb and Dr. Yakeel T. Quiroz (Massachusetts General Hospital). He completed his undergraduate studies in Psychology and Spanish at Texas A&M University in 2017 where worked with Dr. Steve Balsis and others to conduct research that leveraged data from the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative to investigate the relationships between Alzheimer’s related cognitive dysfunction with brain volume in sub-regions of the temporal lobe (honors thesis) and neuropsychiatric symptoms (Fuller et al., in press in Journals of Gerontology, Series B, gbz032). Josh currently studies the relations between biological and cognitive markers of preclinical Alzheimer’s disease in mutation carriers (and non-carrier family members) of an autosomal dominant Alzheimer’s disease (ADAD) mutation whom are from Antioquia, Colombia; this research is supervised by his co-mentor, Dr. Quiroz, who directs the Multicultural Alzheimer’s Prevention Program at Massachusetts General Hospital. In 2019 Josh received an F31 NRSA from the National Institute on Aging to investigate the neuropsychological and neuroimaging profiles of working memory in preclinical ADAD and preclinical sporadic Alzheimer’s disease. Clinically, Josh is completing a practicum in neuropsychological assessment at the Boston VA Hospital and will start another neuropsychology practicum at Massachusetts General Hospital in September 2020. Josh is excited to be a part of the INS Student Liaison Committee (SLC) and hopes that he can have an open line of communication with INS student members so he can best represent the needs of students to the SLC. He can be reached over email at jtfuller@bu.edu or via twitter at @joshfoxfuller.
Kalliopi_Megari_Photo Kalliopi Megari, Post-doctoral researcher, PhD, MSc, BA
International Liaison Representative

Kalliopi is a post-doctoral researcher at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece. She holds a doctoral degree in Clinical Neuropsychology with thesis subject: Neuropsychological outcome and quality of life following surgical myocardial revascularization: The influence of cognitive reserve, mood and type-D personality. She also holds undergraduate degrees in Nursing and Psychology, as well as a Master’s degree in Psychology from Aristotle University and also attended further education from Department of Educational and Social Policy, University of Macedonia, in people with special needs and disabilities.

Kalliopi has many years of research experience working with patients who have neurological, psychiatric, and cognitive disorders, as well as chronic disease patients suffering from cancer and cardiovascular diseases. She has investigated neuropsychological functions of healthy elderly as well as postoperative delirium and cognitive dysfunction following cardiac surgery. Her research interests include neuropsychological outcome and quality of life in chronic diseases patients such as cardiac surgery patients and cancer patients and cognitive reserve of central nervous system’s diseases.

Kalliopi was a research fellow from 2009-2015 in Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery in AHEPA Hospital. She has published articles in a wide range of international peer reviewed medical journals and participated in many international conferences. Her work has earned her many prestigious awards and distinctions worldwide. Kalliopi was a Member of the Editorial Board of Health Psychology Research journal (2013-2015) and she is an associate Editor in Psychology & Psychological Research International Journal. She is a Member of the Ethics Committee of Hellenic Neuropsychological Society and a reviewer of papers for scientific journals in the field of Neuropsychology, Medicine and Quality of life. Kalliopi has given many lectures to undergraduate and postgraduate students at School of Psychology at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and also at University of Warsaw, Department of Neuropsychology, in Poland.

Kalliopi has also clinical experience, offering psychological counseling to prisoners in the Thessaloniki Diavata Prison and being the Head of the Centre of creative activities of children with disabilities, a position that requires effectiveness, knowledge and strong willingness as well as empathy and love for the people. She was interviewed for Quality of Life experiences in Health Care Magazine Issue 3, (2014) with the title, Kalliopi Megari: “Giving a Voice to the Chronically Ill”, Meet the Expert Column.