In acknowledgement of her efforts to advance the success of women in Cognitive Science, Dr. Cutting has been selected to receive a Leadership award from Women in Cognitive Science (WiCS), just prior to the start of the 2018 Psychonomic Society Meeting in New Orleans.
WiCS has instituted a Leadership Award to recognize initiatives that individuals have taken, beyond their own students and labs, to benefit women in cognitive science more broadly.
Dr. Cutting is one of two winners this year; the inaugural year of the award.
Read the full article here :
Laurie Cutting, Vanderbilt educational neuroscientist, honored with NIH Merit Awardby Joan Brasher Oct. 5, 2018, 8:22 AM https://news.vanderbilt.edu/2018/10/05/laurie-cutting-vanderbilt-educational-neuroscientist-honored-with-nih-merit-award/
EBRL’s own Dr. Laurie Cutting is to be awarded with the NIH Merit Award; an award created in 1986 designed to create long-term funding support to particularly outstanding investigators. Unlike most grant awards, the MERIT award cannot be applied for by the investigator, meaning only the most distinctly outstanding researchers are awarded it.
As reported in the article above: “(Dr.)…Cutting is among only 33 Vanderbilt researchers to have received an NIH Merit Award, and one of only 5 women.”
The annual Vanderbilt Brain Institute (VBI) Retreat was held on September 27th, 2018, and EBRL’s graduate student’s presence definitely could be felt! The annual gathering was host to a wide range of students in the field and excellent research from a variety of different laboratories to share ideas, promote collaboration, and celebrate a joy for research. Discussions were lively and poster sessions were survived.
In the end, EBRL is proud to say that our own Laurie Cutting and Katherine Aboud both walked away with awards!
Laurie Cutting was awarded with Best Mentor
Katherine Aboud was awarded with:
Elaine Sanders-Bush Award for Outstanding Neuroscience Research, Vanderbilt Brain Institute (2018)
Best Oral Presentation, Vanderbilt Brain Institute (2018)!
Congratulations to you both!!
In preparation of the upcoming flu season, EBRL sought out to fight back with the rest of Vanderbilt at the annual Flulapalooza! (Try saying that five times fast
or at all.)
Hope you stay well during this flu season!
The Education and Brain Sciences Research Lab has moved to a new building!
Last week we moved to 1400 18th Avenue South, Nashville TN, just a few blocks away from our old office.
It’s been a hectic few weeks, but we are all excited to continue our research and study in our brand new home!
The lab would like to publicly congratulate our intern Walden Ferrell on her excellent poster presentation over some of the preliminary findings of the lab. Walden has been working with the lab for some time and has been a valuable asset. Working closely with lab member Tin Nyugen, Walden generated this poster to present with her classmates as a part of her continued internship. A small crowd and a steady stream of inquiring minds were always present at her poster, which she handled wonderfully. We can’t wait for her to return in the fall to continue working with us, and we wish her continued academic success!
Twenty-Fifth Annual SSSR Meeting
Location: Hilton Brighton Metropole (Brighton, United Kingdom)
Dates: July 18-21, 2018
Program Chair: Robert Savage
Poster Presentation –
Neena Saha*, Stephen Bailey, & Laurie Cutting. Initial Validation Evidence for the Decoding System Measure (DSyM): A Measure of Decoding Difficulty.
Tin Nguyen*, Stephanie Del Tufo, & Laurie Cutting. Executive Functions and Brain Structural Development Support the Growth of Readers’ Self-Correction Probability.
Invited Symposium –
Topic: Reading Comprehension Across the Ages: Learning to Read and Reading to Learn
Mercedes Spencer & Laurie Cutting*. “Considering the Role of Executive Function in the Simple View of Reading.”
Topic: New Insights into the Genetic and Environmental Contributions to Reading Development and Disability
Daniel Leopold, Andrew Reineberg, Kai Wang, Marie Banich, Erik Willcutt, Lee Thompson, Laurie Cutting, & Stephen Petrill. “Prediction of Individual Differences in Adolescent Reading Ability Using A Priori Neuroanatomy and Task-Based fMRI.”
Topic: Neuroimaging the Typical and Atypical Development of Reading Over Time
Laurie Cutting*. “Longitudinal Changes in Brain Connectivity During Reading Development.”
Reorganization of resting-state networks while reading and listening: a developmental perspective
Stephen Bailey, Vanderbilt University
Katherine gave a talk to the VUIIS retreat on the afternoon of June 8th and won an award for best presentation. We are so proud here in the lab and aren’t shocked in the least! Congrats Katherine!!