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Postdoc Maya Rosen wins Cognitive Neuroscience Society Postdoctoral Fellow Award!

January 17, 2020

Maya Rosen, a postdoc in the Stress and Development Lab, has received the Cognitive Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting Postdoctoral Fellow Award for her work on neural mechanisms underlying the income-achievement gap. This work used functional MRI to investigate the neural networks that support memory-guided and cued attention in in school-aged children. Results revealed that recruitment of visual processing regions in the ventral temporal cortex during both cued and memory-guided attention was...

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Seeking New Volunteer Research Assistants

January 6, 2020
Research Assistant Position
Stress and Development Lab
Harvard University
 

The Stress and Development Lab (SDL) conducts research on how experiences of stress and adversity influence children’s brain and behavior development. In particular, our work focuses on identifying mechanisms linking adverse environmental experiences to the onset of psychopathology in children and adolescents. As part...

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Now Hiring: Research Coordinator Position

January 6, 2020
Research Coordinator Position
Stress and Development Lab
Harvard University
 

An experienced, independent, and highly-organized individual is sought for a full-time Research Coordinator position in the Stress and Development Laboratory at Harvard University Psychology Department, run by Katie McLaughlin, PhD. The position will begin in summer 2020 (ideally June). Our research examines the impact of environmental experience on children’s development. Most of our...

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Lab Director Katie McLaughlin meets with Congresswoman Katherine Clark

August 28, 2019

Representative Katherine Clark of the 5th District of Massachusetts has been a staunch advocate of funding for the National Institutes of Health and for behavioral and brain science. She is a leading advocate for trauma-informed care in schools and the health system. Lab Director Katie McLaughlin met with the Congresswoman along with Randy Buckner, Charles Nelson, and Jeremy Wolfe to discuss funding for early childhood interventions to prevent the health consequences of trauma exposure and other health priorities.  We are grateful to the Congresswoman for her tireless...

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Steven Kasparek, lab manager and incoming first-year doctoral student in the SD Lab, receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship!

April 9, 2019

Both Azure Reid-Russell and Steven Kasparek, current lab managers in the Stress and Development Lab and rising first-year graduate students in clinical psychology at Harvard, have been recognized by the National Science Foundation for their applications to the Graduate Research Fellowship Program for 2019! 

The NSF GRFP is a highly-competitive fellowship intended to fund promising doctoral students in STEM-related master’s and doctoral programs.

Azure's application has received honorable mention, and she will have another chance to apply in...

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SD Lab welcomes its newest Post-Doctoral Fellow, Dr. Leslie Rith-Najarian

April 2, 2019

The Stress and Development Lab (PI: Dr. Katie McLaughlin), in collaboration with the Lab of Youth Mental Health (PI: Dr. John Weisz), has just hired Dr. Leslie Rith-Najarian as a joint Post-Doctoral Fellow. Leslie will be collaborating accross both labs, combining Dr. McLaughlin's expertise in childhood maltreatment and neural mechanisms research with Dr. Weisz's research in youth clinical assessment and intervention to further develop her interest in clinical translational research. You can learn more about Dr. Rith-Najarian's interests ...

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SD Lab research featured in USA Today article on developmental consequences of witnessing domestic violence

January 29, 2019

Research from the Stress and Development Lab showing reduced hippocampal volume and altered hippocampal function in youth exposed to domestic violence is featured in a USA Today article detailing the neuroscience that partially explains effects of violence exposure on the social, emotional, and cognitive development of youth. 

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SD Lab research finds that violence in childhood leads to accelerated aging

November 5, 2018

Katie McLaughlin, Lab Director, publishes findings from SD Lab research demonstrating that violence in childhood leads to accelerated aging. University of Washington, where Dr. McLaughlin completed the study, wrote a short piece synthesizing the findings, which you can read here.

Science Direct has also published a story...

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