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 $7500. The awards are for Principle 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, associate research professor, the Life Span Institute, and assistant professor of speech, language, hearing sciences and disorders, was awarded $7500 by the Friends of the Life Span Institute for 2013. 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, assistant research professor, the Life Span Institute (Juniper Gardens Children's Project) received $7500 as recognition as one of two Friends of the Life Span Institute 2013 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, associate professor of applied behavioral science was selected to receive the $7500 Friends of the Life Span Institute Investigator Awards for 2012. Jackson is faculty member of KU’s Clinical Child Psychology Training Program. Her research interests include examining why some children are more resilient than others after experiencing maltreatment.
Jay Buzhardt, associate research professor at the Juniper Gardens Children’s Project was selected to receive the $7500 Friends of the Life Span Institute Investigator Awards for 2012. His research interests include deploying technology for interventions in autism and early literacy.