Ideas in Action – Also Noted

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Laurie Cutting, Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Special Education, has been honored with a $3 million National Institutes of Health MERIT Award from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. The grant will support her investigation of how the neural networks associated with reading, math and executive function interact to predict academic outcomes and response to educational interventions.

Erin Barton, PhD’07, associate professor of special education, has received a grant from the Caplan Foundation to support the development of a curriculum for children with disabilities who struggle to interact and engage socially through play.

Nicole Joseph, assistant professor of mathematics education, has received a National Science Foundation grant for collaborative research. The grant will support a workshop that brings together thought leaders to examine the successful trajectories of black girls and women in mathematics and computing.

Autumn J. Kujawa, assistant professor of psychology and human development, has received a NARSAD Young Investigator Grant from the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation. The goal of the YI program is to help researchers launch careers in neuroscience and psychiatry.