Joan Levine, Post Approval Monitor at the Office of the Vice President for Research, gave a very helpful talk last Friday about preparing successful IRB protocols. You can view the slides from her presentation here.
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!
In alternating years, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences awards Faculty Excellence in Research and Faculty Excellence in Teaching awards. The recipients of Excellence in Research awards are honored for a research program that has gained national and international distinction and impact in their field of study.
Letty Naigles, developmental division head, received an Excellence in Research award for 2017. Congratulations to Letty!
All congratulations to Meaghan Perdue, who has been selected for a 2017 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. This prestigious award comes with three years of funding. Great work, Meaghan!
Past and present students mingled this past week at the annual meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development. It was great to see old and new faces!
UConn’s Collaboratory of School and Child Health and the Neag School of Education present Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope, a film exploring the relationships between early childhood stress and later biological outcomes. The screening will be accompanied by a panel discussion led by James Redford, Director; Alice Forrester, Chief Executive Officer of the Clifford Beers Clinic in New Haven; and Paul Diego Holzer, Executive Director of Achieve Hartford! in Hartford. Please join us at 6pm on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at the Student Union Theater. Click here for more information on this event.
Kimberly Cuevas was interviewed for the recent Boston Globe article entitled “Rats! Bad, old memories stay with us.” The article discusses research centering around infantile amnesia.
Chelsea Meagher, a cognitive science major working with Dr. Naigles, presented a poster entitled Language & Brain: How Early Language Complexity Relates to Current Auditory Brain Functioning in Typically-Developing Children and Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders at the 2016 UCONN McNair Scholars Annual Summer Research Poster Exhibit. Read more about her poster here.