DEV faculty member and program director Letty Naigles was awarded a new 5-year R01 grant from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD). Her grant is titled “Early Predictors to School Age Language: Individual and Interactional Child and Parent Factors”. Congratulations Letty!
Amanda Mankovich and Shireena McGee were awarded year-long traineeships in the Science of Learning and Art of Communication. These traineeships are part of a National Science Foundation Research Traineeship grant awarded to an inter-disciplinary group of UConn researchers (PI: Jim Magnuson).
Emily Yearling was awarded an IBRAiN fellowship from the CT Institute for the Brain and Cognitive Sciences for academic year 2018-2019
Dr. Umay Suanda has just joined the faculty in the developmental division as a new Assistant Professor. Umay completed his PhD in 2012 at Emory University and then was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Indiana University working with Linda Smith. He is currently funded by a K99 award entitled The Role of Language Experiences on Vocabulary Development: A Multidimensional, Developmental, and Individual Differences Analysis. Welcome Umay!
Nicole Landi recently received funding from the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) Research Excellence Program (REP), which provides seed funding for investigators conducting innovative research, scholarship, and creative endeavors. Her project, Neural Basis of Text Processing in Specific Reading Comprehension Deficit, will use simultaneous eyetracking and fMRI to investigate how the brain processes text online and how patterns of processing are related to reading comprehension ability. Congratulations Nicole!