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March

Emily Boeving and Starlie Belnap Graduate Scholarly Forum winners

The FIU Graduate and Professional Student Committee (GPSC), has announced this year’s winners of Graduate Scholarly Forum. This year's student winners include two Developmental Program Doctoral students- Emily Boeving and Starlie Belnap. They will be recognized for their achievements at the University Graduate School Provost Awards reception this Friday April 1st.

Dr. Stephens to speak at University of Northern Iowa

Dr. Dionne Stephens will be presenting her research as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month at the University of Northern Iowa. Titled "1 in 5: An Empowerment Approach to Addressing Sexual Assault on Campus", her interactive talk will include an over view of the psychological consequences and concrete skills for addressing victimization.

April

Dr. Asia Eaton's PWR Lab wins 5 awards at 2016 CASE Award Ceremony

Five students from Dr. Asia Eaton's research lab were award winners at the 2016 CASE Award Ceremony! Vanessa Yanek won the Outstanding Academic Achievement Award in Women’s and Gender Studies. Audrey Aradanas won the Exemplary Service Award in Women’s and Gender Studies. Yanet Ruvalcaba won the Outstanding Academic Achievement Award in Psychology. Britany Priore won the Outstanding Academic Achievement Award in Psychology. And Michael Powell won the Outstanding Academic Achievement Award.

Dr. Stephens discusses sexuality & gender at CUNY- Brooklyn

Dr. Dionne Stephens has been invited to speak at CUNY- Brooklyn's Haitian Institute. As part of the Institute's annual conference, her presentation will examine familial, gender and sexuality frameworks in Haitian communities.

June

A recent study finding that babies who start standing later than other infants might have more challenges with cognitive or adaptive skills by the time they’re in preschool than their peers who stand sooner, may have parents trying to pull their children up! Assistant Professor of Developmental Psychology Dr. Eliza Nelson cautions parents to interpret the study's assertions carefully. She notes that it is important to consider that there is no one size fits all pattern of motor development.

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July

FIU installs brand new 3T Siemens Prisma MRI Magnet and Imaging Facility!

FIU has established the Center for Imaging Science and has installed a brand new research-dedicated 3 Tesla Siemens Prisma MRI scanner. This state of the art facility will allow FIU to advance Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience research in the South Florida area and develop an international standing for imaging research more broadly.

Dr. Asia Eaton receives FIU Excellence in Advising & Mentorship Award

Dr. Asia Eaton has been selected by the FIU Faculty Senate Honorary Degree & Awards Committee to receive the Faculty Award for Excellence in Advising & Mentorship. This award recognizes her exceptional performance and dedication to students. Dr. Eaton will receive a $5,000 honorarium, engraved award, and an FIU medal. The formal conferral of this award from Provost Kenneth Furton will occur during the Fall 2016 Faculty Convocation Award Ceremony and Banquet.

October

Dr. Anthony Dick (with Clinical Science Faculty Co-PI Dr. Paulo Graziano) awarded grant from NIMH to

This National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) funded project, entitled "Biosignatures of executive function and emotion regulation in young children with ADHD", will examine and define the heterogeneity of ADHD in 5-7-year-olds using functional and structural neuroimaging, neuropsychological measures, and psychophysiology. Congratulations to Dr. Anthony Dick on funding of his grant.

November

Doctoral Candidate Jessica Saunders wins APA dissertation Award

Jessica Saunders has been awarded the American Psychological Associations 2017 Hyde Graduate Student Research Grant. This grant is awarded to doctoral psychology students to support feminist research. This $500 award will go towards funding Jessica's dissertation "Individual differences in women's eating disorder recovery trajectories: The role of social-cognitive factors" which is being supervised by Dr. Asia Eaton.

December

Graduate Student Carla Abad Talks About Fun, Affordable Ways Kids Learn Through Play

Graduate student Carla Abad contributed to an FIU news story on fun and affordable ways to entertain children this holiday season! The news story can be found at this link: http://news.fiu.edu/2016/12/cheap-fun-ways-kids-can-learn-through-play-this-holiday-break/107066 Way to go, Carla!

Dr. Asia Eaton wins APA Division 9 Early Career Award for Excellence in Scholarship

Dr. Asia Eaton has been awarded the 2016 Michele Alexander Early Career Award from the American Psychological Association (Division 9: The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues). This award recognizes early career excellence in substantive academic contributions to the psychological study of social issues.