Laurie Cutting’s talk at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (Monday, 04/09)

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Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Core Seminar: Brain Development and Aging through the Lens of Inter-Network Relationships: Application of Statistical Methods to Neuroimaging Data
Monday, April 9, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Room 241, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center/One Magnolia Circle Building

Laurie Cutting, Ph.D., Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Special Education; Professor of Psychology, Radiology, and Pediatrics; Associate Director, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center
Hakmook Kang, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biostatistics

A light lunch will be offered. Please register by Thursday, Apr. 5, for accurate catering count.

For more information, contact Elizabeth Turner at (615) 322-8240.

Ding et al. to be published in PNAS

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Ding, Z., Huang, Y., Bailey, S. K.*, Gao, Y., Cutting, L. E.*, Rogers, B. P., Newton, A. T., & Gore, J. C. (in press). Detection of Synchronous Brain Activity in White Matter Tracts at Rest and Under Functional Loading. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

*indicates EBRL members

Laurie Cutting receives Joe B. Wyatt Distinguished University Professor Award

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Cutting, holder of the Patricia and Rodes Hart Chair and professor of special education, psychology and pediatrics, won the Joe B. Wyatt Distinguished University Professor Award in recognition of accomplishments that bridge multiple academic disciplines and honor the development of significant new knowledge from research or exemplary innovations in teaching.

“Laurie uses neuroimaging to focus on brain-behavior relations in children and adolescents, with a particular emphasis on reading disabilities, language and executive function,” Zeppos said. “(She) was instrumental in developing Vanderbilt’s educational neuroscience doctoral program, the first of its kind in the United States.”

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Stephen Bailey receives NIH Pre-Doctoral Fellowship

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Stephen Bailey was the recent recipient of a competitive NIH pre-doctoral fellowship. The grant supports his work in the lab investigating the nature of the brain networks critical for reading comprehension. The goal of this research is to fill in gaps in our understanding of how brain networks are related to aspects of reading comprehension, especially in young readers. His proposed research will also examine to what extent these networks can be used to predict growth in reading skill over time, improving our understanding of the utility of prognostic neuroimaging in school-aged children.

Brain Blast 2017

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Our very own Stephen Bailey has taken part in organizing Brain Blast 2017! This is a great event for children and even adults to learn more about the brain with interactive exhibits!

Brain Blast 2017
Farrell-Westbrook Agriculture Complex
3108 John A. Merritt Blvd.
Tennessee State University
Saturday, March 11, 2017, 9:00AM to 1:00pm



Brain Blast Flyer (VBI)

Mercedes Spencer joins the Education and Brain Sciences Lab!

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Mercedes Spencer is the newest member of the Cutting lab! She received her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from the Florida State University where she worked under Dr. Richard Wagner.  Her current research focuses on examining predictors of individual differences of language and literacy development and the identification of reading difficulties.  Outside of work, she enjoys going to the gym, spending time outdoors, and doing yoga. 
Mercedes Spencer