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Laura Schopp announces retirement

March 24, 2021 Laura Schopp, professor and chair of the Department of Health Psychology in the School of Health Professions, will retire this summer, after 26 years of service at MU. “I moved to Columbia in 1989 for graduate school wondering if I could possibly spend three years in the same place after having moved a lot in the previous years,” said Dr. Schopp, who earned her master’s degree and PhD from MU. After completing a clinical internship at Duke University, Dr. Schopp returned to MU in 1995 for a post-doctoral fellowship before transitioning to a full-time faculty position. “MU has given me a home — a place where I can participate in meaningful work and forge incredible relationships with colleagues, trainees, patients, and others,” Dr. Schopp said. A health psychologist and board-certified clinical neuropsychologist, Dr. Schopp has spent her career studying health promotion and health service delivery for persons...

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