"LEED"-ERS IN THE NEWS
- The Laboratory of Early Experiences and Development learned a lot at the FLUX 2023 conference in Santa Rosa, California. Congratulations to Xinge Li, Kelly Barry, Haley Laughlin, and Anna Galvan, they did such an incredible job presenting their posters
- Laboratory of Early Experience and Development was able to connect with parents and inform them about who we are and talk to them about our work at Discovery Green during Toddler Tuesdays.
- Laboratory of Early Experiences and Development had a great time hosting a week long neuroimaging training for special guests from Bangladesh and Sam Houston University.
- Congratulations to Dr.Rebecca Lipshutz for successfully defending her doctoral thesis.
- DBCN student, Shutian Shen, successfully defended her master’s thesis.
- Leed welcomes new undergraduate research assistant to the team; Megan Chan
- Congratulations to Shutian Shen, Xinge Li, Kelly Barry, Haley Laughlin, and Anna Galvan for getting their posters accepted into the annual Flux conference.
- Congrats to our graduate students, Kelly Barry and Parsa Taheri. They did a great job presenting their posters at this year’s Society for Research in Child Development conference (SRSD) from March 21-23.
- Clinical Psychology Doctoral Student, Rebecca Lipschutz, had her manuscript accepted for publication in Development and Psychopathology.
- Child Clinical Psychology Doctoral student, Xinge Li, has passed her Clinical Psychology COMPS Exam!
- LEED welcomes two new undergraduate research assistants to the team; Alia Khan and Maya Flores
- LEED’s WOMBS (Women's Experience and Baby Brain Study) study has officially stopped collecting data and is now moving on to analyzing the data they have collected.
- Johanna Bick, Livia Merrill and Andrea Ortiz Jimenez attend the International Society for Developmental Psychology (ISDP) in San Diego. Livia and Andrea did a great job presenting their posters at the conference.
- Livia Merrill and Andrea Ortiz Jimenez's posters were accepted to the 2022 ISDP
- Xinge Li, Clinical Psychology Doctoral Student, presented a poster at the 2022 FLUX Conference.
- LEED welcomes the newest additions to our team!Kelly Barry, Clinical Psychology Doctoral student, Haley Laughlin, DCBN student, and Parsa Taheri, DCBN student.
- Undergraduate Research Assistant, Juan Pablo Guardia, has completed his SURF (Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship) internship with LEED Lab this summer. Working with 2 different LEED projects PANDA, and WOMBS, furthering his understanding in research.
- LEED’s PANDA (Preschool, Neurodevelopment and Adjustment) study and has officially stopped collecting data and is now moving on to analyzing the data they have collected.
- Clinical Psychology Doctoral Student, Xinge Li, defended her master's thesis
- DCBN Student, Livia Merrill, defended her master's thesis.
- DCBN Student, Livia Merrill, passed her Qualifying Exam and entered doctoral candidacy!
- DCBN Student, Livia Merrill, was awarded the Anh Lac Tran Scholarship.
- Congratulations to Anna Galvan on her promotion as a Research Technician 1.
- “University of Houston writes an article on a pilot study that was conducted by researchers in the UH College of Pharmacy and UH Department of Psychology. Johanna Bick(director of LEED) and Brian Biekman(LEED graduate student) were a part of this collaboration. Article can be found by the following link: https://www.uh.edu/news-events/stories/2022-news-articles/march-2022/03152022-syrian-refugees-mental-health-salim-bick.php “
- LEED Lab welcomes 3 new research assistants into the team; Anna Galvan, Mariana Ramos- Celedon, and Juan Pablo Guardia.
- Shutian Shen's poster was accepted at ISDP's annual meeting.
- Clinical Psychology Doctoral Student, Xinge Li, gave an oral presentation at the fNIRS Virtual Conference.
- LEED had fun explaining how to measure brain function with EEG and FNIRS with kids at The Mayor’s Back to School Festival.
- Clinical Psychology Doctoral Student, Rebecca Lipschutz, received the Cullen Graduate Student Success Fellowship (CGSSF) help fund her dissertation research on prenatal stress and infant development!
- LEED receives pilot funding from UH Division of Research to examine how prenatal stress and other risk and protective factors shape brain development even before birth! This study is a collaboration with Magda Sanz-Cortez and Stephen Kralik at Baylor College of Medicine.
- DCBN Student, Livia Merrill, presented a poster for the Society of Research in Child Development conference.
- Brian Biekman was awarded the Clinical Case Presentation Award as part of UH’s clinical program’s Diversity Day.
- UH interviewed Bick and Rebecca Lipschutz about the Harvey Mom Study and how Hurricane Harvey impacts child development.
- LEED welcomes new DCBN program graduate student, Livia Merrill!
- LEED receives funding from NIH to collaboratively examine how a remotely delivered early parenting intervention can support healthy self regulation and brain development in toddlers born extremely preterm! This is a collaboration with Susan Landry and Dana DeMaster at UTHealth
- LEED receives funding from NIH to collaboratively examine prenatal stress influences biomarkers of health and brain development. This is a collaboration with Kjersti Aagaard and Suter at Baylor College of Medicine.
- LEED welcomes two new graduate students: Shutian Shen (DCBN program) and Xinge Li (Child Clinical Psychology Program)!
- Bick was quoted in the New York Times on the developmental impact of traumatic separation from parents in migrant families. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/31/us/migrant-children-separation-anxiety.html
- LEED study featured on NPR’s “The Pulse: “Does a mom’s stress affect her offspring for generations?” https://whyy.org/segments/does-a-moms-stress-affect-her-offspring-for-generations/
- LEED featured on Houston Public Media about New Hurricane Harvey Study on maternal stress and child development. https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/2018/05/30/288260/stress-and-the-storm-how-researchers-hope-to-help-pregnant-women-dealing-with-disasters/
- LEED is interviewed by ABC 13 about a new study on how Hurricane Harvey related stress may impact pregnant mothers and their babies. https://abc13.com/uh-studying-stress-of-hurricane-harvey-and-pregnancy/3080136/
- LEED launches the "Hurricane Harvey Mom Study" to examine how prenatal stress from a natural disaster influences maternal well being and infant outcomes. This study is a collaboration with Suzanne King at McGill and Douglas Mental Health Center.
- LEED welcomes graduate students Rebecca Lipschutz (Child Clinical Psychology Track) and Brian Biekman (Clinical Neuropsychology Track)!
- The Laboratory of Early Experience and Development at UH is open for research!