Parishville-Hopkinton graduate earns doctorate in psychological and brain sciences
Michael E. Hopkins, a graduate of Parishville-Hopkinton Central School, was recently awarded a doctorate from the department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H.
He also received the Hannah Croasdale Award for academic excellence, which annually recognizes the graduating Dartmouth PhD recipient “who best exemplifies the qualities of a scholar.”Michael’s research has explored the benefits of exercise on brain function and he is a co-author of 13 published research articles.
His work has been highlighted on the website of the National Institutes of Health and featured in national news media, such as The New York Times and Huffington Post.
As well, Michael received a departmental teaching award and earned honors in Dartmouth’s Medical School. Previously he attended the Clarkson School, earned a bachelor’s degree in behavioral neuroscience at Colgate University, and was a colon cancer research assistant at Rockefeller University.
He resides in Philadelphia, Penn., where he is a fellow at SpecialtyCare Inc., a company advancing the field of intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring.
Michael is the son of Anne and Steve Hopkins of Hopkinton.