TRAINEE ACTIVITIES AND AWARDS

New Investigator Award

formerly Young Investigator Award

New Investigator applications require a statement of research history and goals (one page). Individuals receiving New Investigator Awards may not present a poster in addition to their talk. Applicants applying for the New Investigator Symposium will be asked to submit a second abstract (we anticipate that the abstract for a New Investigator's talk would be more broad than one for a poster). New Investigators will be selected by the end of April, and all applicants will be notified of the type of their presentation. Three letters of recommendation should be requested, one of which is from the applicant's current faculty mentor. These letters will be directly uploaded to the website.

2012 Young Investigator Award Winners

Post Doctoral Fellows

Laura Been, University of Minnesota
DISSOCIATED FUNCTIONAL PATHWAYS FOR APPETITIVE AND CONSUMMATORY REPRODUCTIVE BEHAVIORS IN MALE HAMSTERS

Catherine Crockford, University of St. Andrews
OXYTOCIN INVOLVEMENT IN BONDING OF UNRELATED CHIMPANZEES

Nafissa Ismail, Post Doc, University of Massachusetts
IMMUNE CHALLENGE DURING PUBERTY: BEHAVIORAL AND NEURAL ALTERATIONS

Graduate Students

Laura Fonken, Ohio State University
LIGHT AT NIGHT AFFECTS CARDIAC ARREST OUTCOME

Vasiliki Michopoulos, Emory University
PSYCHOSOCIAL STRESS INDUCES DISTINCT PHYSIOLOGICAL AND BEHAVIORAL PHENOTYPES IN FEMALE RHESUS MONKEYS

Kyle Pitchers, University of Michigan
SEX, DRUGS AND NEUROPLASTICITY