Research Highlights

Conferences and Presentations

Kudos to Ariel Williamson, PhD, DBSM, and her study team for presenting their research at the Biennial Pediatric Sleep Medicine Conference in Naples, Florida, in November.  They presented a poster on the associations between parent resilience, sleep, and child behavior in a sample of improvished children receiving beds from a charity program called Beds for Kids.  Dr. Williamson also presented her work on parent and primary care clinican perspectives about behavioral sleep interventions in urban primary care.  Great work Ariel!

Congratulations to Alexandra Psihogios, PhD

Congratulations are in order for Alex Psihogios, PhD.  Dr. Psihogios is a 2020 recipient of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Distinguished Research Trainee Award. She also recently received a K08 grant award from the National Cancer Institue.  Her grant is titled, "Using Real Time Mobile Heath Approaches to Understand and Promote Oral Chemotherapy Adherence in Adolescents and Youngs Adults with Leukemia".  The goal is this project is to use real-time mobile health strategies to better understand and improve adherence in adolescents and young adults with cancer.  Congratulations Alex!

Congratulations to Matt Hocking, PhD

The Department of Defense's Neurofibromatosis New Investigator Award of 2020 has been awarded to Matt Hocking, PhD.  This award will fund a collaboration with colleagues from the Center of Autism Research (CAR) and is entitled, "Mechanisms of Social Deficits in Youth with Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF1).  The study will compare the social information processing of youth with NF1 to typically developing youth and youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and establish associations between social information processing and social adjustment outcomes. Congratulations Matt!