Savitha Narayanaswamy selected for Brains & Behavior Summer Scholar program

Undergraduate lab assistant, Savitha Narayanaswamy, has been selected to receive the competitive Summer Scholar award from the GSU Brains & Behavior initiative! This program is designed to support undergraduate students in their research related to psychology and neuroscience. We’re excited to have Savitha continue working in our lab through the summer as part of this awesome program!

Check out more about the GSU Brains & Behavior program.

Michelle Fox successfully defends dissertation!

Congratulations to sixth-year student, Michelle Fox, for successfully defending her dissertation on April 23rd, entitled “Task-Positive and Default Mode Network Components and Their Relation to Attention and Working Memory in Adult Survivors of Childhood Brain Tumors.” Next, she heads to the Minneapolis VA to complete the final requirement for her Ph.D. Congratulations, Michelle, we’re very proud of your hard work!

Lab alum, Dr. Alyssa Ailion, starting at Boston Children’s this fall

Dr. Alyssa Ailion will start in the fall as an Attending Neuropsychologist at Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) / Harvard Medical School in their Department of Neurology and Psychiatry, Division of Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology. She will provide neuropsychological evaluations for epilepsy patients and the surgical team, as well as conduct clinical fMRI research as her primary academic focus. Congratulations on this awesome accomplishment, Alyssa!

Eric Semmel receives fellowship funded by HRSA

Fourth-year student, Eric Semmel, was selected to receive a fellowship for his fifth year funded by the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA), a branch of the Department of Health and Human Services. The fellowship, called the Training in Integrated Pediatric Psychology Services (TIPPS) fellowship, focuses on the provision of psychological services to children from disadvantaged backgrounds.