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New England Research on Dyslexia Society Meeting October 21

The 3rd meeting of the New England Research on Dyslexia Society will be held in Storrs, CT on October 21, 2017. The meeting will take place on the University of Connecticut campus in Oak Hall.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: John Gabrieli, Ph.D, Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, MIT

“Dyslexia: From Neurophysiology to Intervention”

The New England Research Group on Dyslexia is an interdisciplinary community of researchers, educators, clinicians, and policy experts, whose work aims at elucidating the biological, including psychological, and social underpinnings of Developmental Dyslexia and related disorders with the objective of improving prevention, early detection, diagnosis, treatment/intervention and social support (including legal, political, and public health) associated with this learning disability.

For more information and to register, visit: http://ibacs.uconn.edu/nerdy/

 

BOLD Brownbag Series

BIRC is pleased to present a series of informal BOLD Brownbag talks, held on Wednesdays from 9-10 AM in Bous 162. If you are not currently on the MRI distribution list, but would like to hear updates about these talks, please join the list serve. This venue is an informal one, geared toward discussion of work in progress (especially methodological/analytical) rather than formal polished presentations of finished products (though we’ll have some of those as well!).

You can find the current schedule here.

BIRC Early Start Grant Program

The Early Start program provides up to 24 hours of scanning time following the submission of an external grant, thus allowing PIs to begin their research while their proposals are under review and, if their proposals are not funded, providing them with pilot data to strengthen resubmissions.   An Early Start award will end when the PI receives notice-of-award of the external grant or one year after approval of the Early Start proposal, whichever comes first. Applications will be accepted at any time.  For more information on the Early Start program, please contact Inge-Marie.Eigsti@uconn.edu.

Seed Grant Proposal Deadline August 28

The next deadline for Seed Grant proposals is August 28, 2017.

The Seed Grant Program is intended for both experienced MRI users seeking pilot data and researchers with little or no MRI experience seeking to establish a track record of MRI research.

More information about Seed Grants is available on the Seed Grants page.

Change in leadership at BIRC

After serving as Director since BIRC’s inception, Jay Rueckl will taking a well-earned sabbatical leave.  Inge-Marie Eigsti will step in as Acting Director of BIRC.  Dr. Eigsti’s imaging research centers on neural circuitry underlying the processing of language and special interests in autism spectrum disorder (see a recent article  here).

Appointment of Dr. Roeland Hancock

The BIRC pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Roeland Hancock as Associate Director of the Brain Imaging Research Center. Roeland received a PhD in Psychology from the University of Arizona. Since 2013, he has been a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, San Francisco working with Fumiko Hoeft, an innovative leader in MRI research. Roeland has expertise in functional, structural and spectroscopic magnetic resonance imaging, as well software development, project management, and magneto/electroencephalography.

Roeland’s research interests concern the neurobiological factors underlying individual variability in language processing and the application of new mathematical and computational techniques to understanding these processes. His most recent work has focused on the effects of neurochemistry on the neural dynamics of speech and auditory processing.
Roeland’s appointment will begin on June 23.