We had a wonderful visit with Dr. Temple Grandin at CARE on Friday! We talked about autism and the research we are doing in our center, enjoyed lunch together, and had great conversation!
CARE was included in a story published in the BU College of Arts and Sciences magazine. The story is on parenting, covering research conducted across several child development labs at BU and features Dr. Tager-Flusberg! Check it out here: https://www.bu.edu/cas/arts-sciences/fall-2021/science-parenting-advice-child-development/
One of our doctoral students, Chelsea, had a paper published this week! The paper is on gesture in minimally verbal children and adolescents with autism and was just published in Autism and Developmental Language Impairments. Congrats, Chelsea! https://journals.sagepub.com/.../10.1177/23969415211035065
Our director, Dr. Helen Tager-Flusberg has been appointed as a member of the IACC (Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee) and is participating in their full committee meeting happening this week. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss business, agency updates, and issues related to ASD research and services. It is an honor for Dr. Tager-Flusberg to be a part of this group! You can learn more about the committee and their meeting at the website: https://iacc.hhs.gov/
This past week, Dr. Tager-Flusberg held a private graduation ceremony for Dr. Sophie Schwartz (who completed her PhD last year but who had no ceremony because of the pandemic) and Dr. Mihaela Barokova (who graduated this month). With Dr. Tager-Flusberg in the middle, Mihaela is on the left, in the gown, and Sophie is on the right, in the cap. While we couldn't all be there in person, our two current doctoral students did attend (Chelsea, next to Mihaela, and Meredith, next to Sophie), and we can all enjoy this photo!
Helen's INSAR Lifetime Achievement Award Acceptance speech is now available for any who couldn't attend the INSAR conference awards ceremony to see it.
We feel so fortunate to have such a great scientist at our helm!
We've been so lucky to have Jenn Leano work here at CARE for four amazing years! This past week was her last week-- Jenn has taken a position as Clinical Research Program Coordinator with Dr. Megan Ranney's team at Brown University, Lifespan Center for Digital Health. We all wish her well in her new role!
We surprised her at our lab meeting last week with a little video that Emily put together, and fun was had by all. I can't share the video, so the above still from it will have to suffice.
Jenn, we hope you have lots of fun at Brown, we know you'll do amazing things, and we'll miss you tons!