Friends of the Life Span Institute Investigator Awards
The Friends of Life Span Institute Investigator Awards were established in 2012 to recognize outstanding new and mid-career LSI investigators. Each award winner receives a $7500 award to further their research. The awards are for Principal Investigators on externally-funded LSI research projects who are evaluated on the nature and quality of their research record and the potential impact, or realized impact, of their work in generating new knowledge or contributing to translational science in keeping with the mission of the Life Span Institute.
Nancy Brady, who is an affiliate of Speech, Language, Hearing Sciences and Disorders, was selected for the Friends of the Life Span Institute Investigator award for 2013 to further her research. Brady's research deals with understanding the earliest phase of communication development and applying this understanding to benefit individuals with the most severe disabilities through developing assessment tools and interventions.
Kathryn Bigelow, who is an affiliate of the Juniper Gardens Children's Project also was recognized in 2013 as one of two Friends of the Life Span Institute Investigator awardees. Bigelow's research interests lie in the development, evaluation and translation of evidence-based interventions for parents and caregivers aimed at promoting positive interactions and improving child developmental outcomes.
Yo Jackson, who is a member of the Department of Clinical Child Psycology was selected to receive the Friends of the Life Span Institute Investigator Awards for 2012. Her research interests include examining why some children are more resilient than others after experiencing maltreatment.
Jay Buzhardt, who is a member of the Juniper Gardens Children’s Project was selected to receive the Friends of the Life Span Institute Investigator Awards for 2012. His research interests include deploying technology for interventions in autism and early literacy.