Rewiring Pathways in Spinal Injury Patients

For the last three years of her undergraduate career at Fordham, Rose Hill senior Lauren Mance has had the opportunity to work closely with neuroscientists at the Wadsworth Center, a New York Department of Health hospital in Albany. There, she has studied the effects of operant conditioning, or the re-learning of functional bodily mechanisms via … More Rewiring Pathways in Spinal Injury Patients

A Meta-Analysis of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Kate Sheehan, a senior at Fordham University Rose Hill studying psychology, works as a research assistant on two comprehensive studies addressing anxiety and depression. Recently, I had the chance to talk with her and discuss the research she conducts in Dr. Dean McKay’s lab assisting Ph.D. candidate Lauryn Garner on a meta-analysis of cognitive behavior … More A Meta-Analysis of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Rebuilding the Vision of the People’s Cuba

When we think of Cuba and the Cuban people, our minds often jump to the Cuban Revolution, the familiar faces of Fidel Castro and Che Guevara, and perhaps the infamous Bay of Pigs incident.  Today we know Cuba as a relatively closed-off socialist state, governed chiefly in the past by the pseudo-monarchical Castro brothers. But … More Rebuilding the Vision of the People’s Cuba

Dr. Matsuda Goodwin and the Primatology Research Methods of Today

When envisioning a primatologist, most people conjure up the amusing image of Jane Goodall somewhere in eastern Africa with an endearing chimpanzee on her shoulder. The reality of conducting primatology research, as experienced by Fordham’s Reiko Matsuda Goodwin, Ph.D., is often much more demanding. This past December, she and a team of fellow primate researchers … More Dr. Matsuda Goodwin and the Primatology Research Methods of Today

TTCSP Student on Relationship Between Local Think Tanks and Policy Advising in Africa

A sophomore majoring in political science with a minor in humanitarian affairs, Elizabeth Doney is interested in the policy process: how we reach certain policies, who gets to decide what is implemented, and who benefits from it. This is why this past summer, she decided to pursue research specifically on the non-governmental players who influence … More TTCSP Student on Relationship Between Local Think Tanks and Policy Advising in Africa

From Salamanders to HPV, Fordham Junior’s Research Interests Cover a Vast Array of Biological Work

Research has always interested Elsa Au-Yeung, a junior at FCRH majoring in Biology and minoring in Bioethics. Since high school, she has been involved in a multitude of projects across disciplines within the sciences and health field. In the summer before her freshman year at Fordham, she was a part of a 3-month research internship … More From Salamanders to HPV, Fordham Junior’s Research Interests Cover a Vast Array of Biological Work

In the Search for an Alternative to Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy has been the main treatment for cancer for decades, yet comes with a number of serious side effects including the damage to healthy cells. This past summer, Abigail Shtekler, a sophomore student majoring in Neuroscience, spent two months at John Hopkins University to take part in a research on Targeted Radiopharmaceutical Therapy, a potential … More In the Search for an Alternative to Chemotherapy

How Fordham students donation habits vary across social media platforms

Over the course of her academic career at Fordham, recent graduate of 2018 Lily Patterson worked several internships at two different nonprofit companies. During her time as an intern, she observed a key difference between the two companies concerning their use of social media. According to Patterson, the larger and more established nonprofit was “present … More How Fordham students donation habits vary across social media platforms

A Bioethical Exploration of Conscience Clauses

The world is full of controversies, and Emily Sayegh loves to talk about them. A pre-med junior at Fordham College Rose Hill majoring in biology and minoring in bioethics, this future neonatologist has used her bioethics research to sharpen her argumentation skills when it comes to discussing controversial topics such as abortion and euthanasia. Last … More A Bioethical Exploration of Conscience Clauses

The Fourth Century and a Parting of Ways between Christianity and Judaism

In many ways, it’s fair to view the history of Christianity as a history of debates. From the Iconoclastic Controversies of the Byzantine Empire to the Protestant Reformation of post-Renaissance Europe, any student of theology is likely familiar with at least a few such debates. Dr. Emanuel Fiano, a member of the Theology department at … More The Fourth Century and a Parting of Ways between Christianity and Judaism