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.
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.
Congratulations to Lab Director, Kate McLaughlin, who has been identified in the 2018 Highly Cited Researchers list from Clarivate Analytics. What does this mean? According to Clarivate Analytics analyses, Kate has produced multiple highly cited papers during the last decade, which are defined as those ranking in the top 1% by citations for a publication field and year. This is a tremendous accomplishment as very few researchers earn this distinction. We are all so proud of her!
Maya Rosen, a postdoc in the Stress and Development Lab, receives the Developmental Science Early Career Research Prize for her paper “Salience network response to changes in emotional expressions of others is heightened during early adolescence: relevance for social functioning.” This prize is awarded to an early career stage investigator for the best paper accepted or published in Developmental Science in 2017. In this paper, Maya’s work revealed evidence of a developmental window in early adolescence when the Salience Network showed heightened activation in response to changes in...
Hilary Lambert, graduate student in the Stress and Development Lab, receives an NRSA fellowship award from the National Institute of Mental Health. Her project is entitled, "Impaired Hippocampus-Dependent Associative Learning as a Novel Mechanism Underlying PTSD." Her study will examine the role that difficulties with associative learning and differences in hippocampal function and connectivity play in the etiology of post-traumatic stress disorder in children and adolescents. Congratulations Hillary!
McKenzie Hagen, a senior honors student, has won the Guthrie Prize for the best honors thesis in Psychology at the University of Washington! This prize was established to encourage excellence in psychology research and writing complex concepts for a broad audience. McKenzie won this award for her paper entitled “Child language experience as a mediator between childhood socio-economic status and executive function.” Congratulations to McKenzie! We are very proud of you!
Stress and Development Lab research is featured in an op-ed in the New York Times arguing forcefully against the Trump administration's policy of separating children from their parents at the border. The piece was written by Stress and Development Lab collaborators Margaret Sheridan and Charles Nelson and reviews the extensive evidence for harmful effects of separating children from their parents on brain and behavioral development. Read the story ...