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Research Associate Maya Rosen awarded a K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award from NICHD

April 15, 2020
Maya Rosen, research associate in the Stress and Development Lab, has received the K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award from the National Institute for Child Health and Human Development. Her project is entitled “Neurodevelopmental mechanisms linking environmental experience and executive function.” Socioeconomic status (SES) is associated with differences in cognitive and academic outcomes with children from disadvantaged backgrounds have lower performance than their advantaged counterparts. Maya’s studies will investigate environmental and neurodevelopmental mechanisms explaining SES-... Read more about Research Associate Maya Rosen awarded a K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award from NICHD
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Director of NIMH highlights work from the Stress and Development Lab

March 11, 2020
At the February 2020 NIMH Advisory Council Meeting, NIMH Director Josh Gordon features work recently published in Biological Psychiatry. Director Gordon applauds the study of neurobiological mechanisms of resilience to psychopathology in a particularly vulnerable population of adolescents with history of adversity. The paper, lead by postdoc Alexandra Rodman, found that the greater recruitment of frontoparietal control networks to modulate amygdala reactivity to negative cues was a protective factor that buffered children from worsening depression following... Read more about Director of NIMH highlights work from the Stress and Development Lab
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Katie A. McLaughlin, lab director, wins a MERIT Award from the National Institute of Mental Health

February 14, 2020
Katie A. McLaughlin, Director of the Stress and Development Lab, received a MERIT Award from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) for her grant entitled: Neurodevelopmental Mechanisms Underlying Stress Vulnerability during Adolescence. According to NIMH, MERIT Awards are intended to "provide long-term stable support to investigators whose research competence and productivity are distinctly superior and who are likely to continue to perform in an outstanding manner. " The MERIT Award will provide the Stress and Development Lab with 10 years of stable funding to investigate the... Read more about Katie A. McLaughlin, lab director, wins a MERIT Award from the National Institute of Mental Health
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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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Lab Director Katie A. 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 A. 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 A. 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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