Congratulations graduate student, Meaghan Perdue on winning the 2020 Isabelle Y. Liberman Award!!
About the Isabelle Y. Liberman Award:
Isabelle Liberman, the late Professor of Educational Psychology at UConn, was a central figure in the cognitive science of reading. Her discoveries on the key role of phonology in reading and dyslexia influenced a generation of researchers and changed the way that reading is taught to children, from an emphasis on visual recognition of print to an emphasis on the relation between letters and their sounds. The Isabelle Liberman Award is intended to recognize and encourage young researchers who are investigating topics relating to Isabelle Liberman’s interests. The award is given to a UConn graduate student based on a research paper, as well as past academic achievement and demonstrated potential for future professional accomplishments. Students from any academic department at the University of Connecticut are eligible.
Perdue, M.V., Mednick, J., Pugh, K. & Landi, N. (in press). Gray matter structure is associated with reading skill in typically developing young readers. Cerebral Cortex.
Congratulations Dr. Landi for being awarded the 2020-2021 James McKeen Cattell Sabbatical Fellowship!
James McKeen Cattell Fund
Congratulations Katie Hooker, an undergraduate student in Molecular and Cellular Biology and research mentee in the LandiLab, for being named a 2020 Holster Scholar! Her research proposal is titled: Investigating Reading and Language Phenotypes throughFOXP2 Genetic Variants. Congratulations on this outstanding achievement!
Graduate student Kara Vlahcevic receives a Science of Learning and Art of Communication Fellowship for the 2020-2021 academic year.
Hailey Kissner, a senior at Hendrick Hudson High School and student research mentee in the LandiLab, earned 3rd place honors in Social and Clinical Psychology at the Tri-County Science and Technology Fair, White Plains, NY, for her project “Examining Morphological Associations of the Visual System Related to the Reading Ability of Young Children.” Congratulations, Hailey, on this outstanding achievement!
Kaja Jasińska (former LandiLab postdoc) is the 2018 recipient of the Society for fNIRS Early Investigator Award! Congratulations Kaja!!
All congratulations to Meaghan Perdue, who has been selected for a 2017 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. This prestigious award comes with three years of funding. Great work, Meaghan!