Developmental Science Initiative Seed Grants Awarded

Congratulations to these four teams, who are the recipients of the very first Developmental Science Initiative (DSI) seed grants ($12,000 each), beginning Fall 2017. Funds are provided by PBS, CNS and university support. Administrative support is provided by the Center for Research on Families and PBS. Thank you, partners!

Aline Gubrium (Public Health) and Sally Powers (PBS Clinical and Developmental; NSB): Piloting a Community-Based Digital Storytelling Intervention to Prevent Postpartum Depression in Adolescents

Jessica Matthews, Postdoctoral Research Scholar in the Rudd Adoption Research Program

The Rudd Adoption Research Program is excited to welcome Dr. Jessica Matthews as our Postdoctoral Research Scholar! Jessica recently completed her Ph.D. in the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development at Tufts where she worked with Dr. Ellen Pinderhughes. Her dissertation focused on maltreatment in adoptive homes and the legal relinquishment/removal and subsequent readoption of previously adopted children. Her general research interests concern both domestically and internationally adopted children, child foster care, ethnic-racial socialization, identity development and adoptee advocacy. We look forward to having Jessica on our team!

International Perspectives on Disability

Students attended a two-week study abroad trip to Ireland led by Ashley Woodman and Christina Metevier (Faculty in PBS) titled "International Perspectives on Disability". Students met with researchers, educators and advocates at the University College Dublin Centre for Disability Studies, Trinity Centre for People with Intellectual Disability, and Inclusion Ireland.