Four Seniors Represented Rhodes at American Psychosomatic Society Conference

image of four Rhodes College students standing in front of a sign
(l-r) Hadiyah Qureshi, Erica Mosby, Dot Perkins, and Bella Lallo

Four Rhodes seniors presented their research at the annual American Psychosomatic Society (APS) Conference held in San Juan, Puerto Rico, March 8-11. They are Bella Lallo (neuroscience and Spanish), Erica Mosby (neuroscience), Hadiyah Qureshi (neuroscience), and Dot Perkins (biology and psychology). 

APS aims to advance and integrate the scientific study of biological, psychological, behavioral, and social factors in health and disease.

“Students on my research team work with me as collaborators, and this level of involvement and understanding of the research yields opportunities that most undergraduate students at other colleges and universities don’t have,” said psychology and neuroscience professor Dr. Becky Klatzkin, who advised the students. “Dot, Hadiyah, Erica, and Bella presented our work at an international conferences alongside some of the most prestigious researchers around the world, and I think it’s something they’ll never forget.”

Their presentation was titled “Greater Expectations That Eating Reduces Negative Mood Predict Greater Reductions In Negative Mood Following Stress-Eating, But Only For Women With High Stress-Induced Anxiety.”