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President Kaler visits ICD

CEHD welcomed President Eric Kaler on Friday, October 14, as he visited the Institute of Child Development. Kaler received a tour of the institute from the director, Megan Gunnar, and visited three ICD research laboratories before meeting with ICD faculty.

The first stop on the tour was Professor Ann Masten's Project Competence Lab where Kaler was greeted by graduate and undergraduate research assistants. Ph.D. student Theresa LaFavor explained the numerous research and outreach projects housed in the lab. Kaler then visited Assistant Professor Melissa Koenig's Early Language and Learning Lab. Ph.D. students Jason Cowell and Sherryse Corrow discussed a study being conducted on young children evaluating whether or not they believe what adults tell them. The next stop on the tour was to the MRI simulation room where Ph.D. students Raquel Gabbitas and Amanda Hodel demonstrated the process used to prepare child research participants on what to expect during an MRI scan.

Kaler also had the opportunity to visit the Shirley G. Moore Lab School and talk with lab school director Barb Murphy. At the end of the tour, President Kaler had Q&A time with ICD faculty.
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Child psychology Ph.D. students Raquel Gabbitas and Amanda Hodel explain the process used to orient child research participants prior to an MRI scan.

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