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February 10, 2010

Two from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine have recently received professional honors.

Lisabeth F. DiLalla, Ph.D.,  professor in family and community medicine in Carbondale, has been selected as a charter fellow of the Midwestern Psychological Association (MPA), one of the largest psychological associations in the world.  Selection is based on the member’s contributions to the field of psychology.

DiLalla completed a three-year postdoctoral fellowship in behavioral genetics at the University of Colorado (1990).  She earned her doctoral and master’s degrees at the University of Virginia (1987, 1985).   She joined the SIU faculty in 1992.

Karen L. Reynolds, a nurse educator in education and curriculum, was elected to a two-year term as president of the Association of Standardized Patient Educators (ASPE).  An international organization for professionals in the field of standardized patient methodology, ASPE is dedicated to promoting professional growth and development of its members, advancement of standardized patient research and setting standards of practice.

Reynolds earned her master’s in nursing at SIU Edwardsville (2002) and her bachelor’s in nursing at University of Illinois Springfield (1993).  She joined the SIU staff in 1995.