Clinical and Research Sites
Ochsner Health System
Under the supervision of board certified neuropsychologists, graduate students obtain experience conducting neuropsychological assessments at Ochsner Health System, the largest not-for-profit health system in Louisiana. Ochsner is consistently ranked in several categories as a "Best Hospital" by US News and World Report. Patients from a wide range of socioeconomic backgrounds are seen for both outpatient assessments (e.g., concussion/TBI, stroke, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease) as well as inpatient assessments (e.g., conversion disorders) . In addition, students have the opportunity to be involved in specialty clinics (e.g., Memory Disorders Clinic, ALS Clinic, Huntington's Disease Clinic) as well as to participate in weekly didactics. Students at this site are supervised by Dr. John Sawyer, Dr. Beth Arredondo, Dr. Brian Mizuki, and Dr. Anneliese Boettcher.
Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Our lab currently works alongside researchers at the Institute for Dementia Research & Prevention, which was named a NIH Alzheimer's Disease Coordinating Site in 2014. Graduate students can take part in a longitudinal study which involves the administration of assessments of cognition, gait, and balance to cognitively healthy older adults as well as those with mild cognitive impairment. Graduate students also have the opportunity to propose ancillary studies which recruit from participants enrolled in the longitudinal study as well as to be involved in research analyzing previously collected data.
Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center
Graduate and undergraduate students have gained research experience through a collaboration with physicians, psychologists and researchers at the Emergency Medicine Department of Our Lady of the Lake (OLOL), a leading hospital in the state. Undergraduate and graduate students are involved in an ongoing study in which cognitive and behavioral assessments are administered to patients with concussion and orthopedic injuries in the hospital's emergency room. Dr. Calamia and Dr. Mandi Musso, Academic Research Director in Emergency Medicine at OLOL, are the primary co-investigators on this study.
Jefferson Neurobehavioral Group/Sage Outpatient Rehabilitation Hospital
At Jefferson Neurobehavioral Group and Sage Outpatient Rehabilitation Hospital, graduate students have the opportunity to gain clinical experience in neuropsychology under the supervision of Dr. Lauren Rasmussen, a licensed clinical neuropsychologist. Patients seen at Jefferson Neurobehavioral, a busy private practice, are often referred by local neurologists or other health care providers for diagnostic neuropsychological evaluations (e.g., dementia evaluations). Other patients are seen on-site at Sage, which offers rehabilitation for physical and neurological conditions. Graduate students and undergraduate students are also involved in archival clinical research on a number of different assessment topics.
LSU Psychological Services Center
Dr. Calamia supervises graduate students enrolled in the adult testing practicum at the Psychological Services Center (PSC). This practicum primarily involves conducting comprehensive psychoeducational evaluations for adults. Students on this practicum gain familiarity with a number of measures used in neuropsychological assessment, including measures of attention, executive functioning, memory, personality, and psychopathology. Graduate students and undergraduate students are also involved in archival clinical research on a number of different assessment topics.