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    PhD Graduate Student Class of 2023 Wrap-Up

    The Institute of Child Development (ICD) would like to congratulate our 2023 PhD student graduates! In celebration of our students we’d like to take a look back at their time at ICD and learn more about what their next steps are. Lauren Eales “I will always be grateful to have worked under the mentorship of […]

    Largest long-term study of early brain and child development launches at University of Minnesota

    MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL (09/05/2023) —University of Minnesota researchers are launching enrollment for the largest long-term study of early brain and child development in the United States. The HEALthy Brain and Child Development (HBCD) study, is now enrolling individuals from around the United States, including in Minnesota, who are in the second trimester of pregnancy. The University […]

    ICD alumna uses summer research fellowship to support social justice in education

    Recent ICD graduate Magdalen “Maggy” Deschane (she/her) spent part of her summer at the RISE (Research Institute for Scholars of Equity) fellowship program at North Carolina Central University. She’s returning to ICD this fall as a Project Coordinator in Dr. Gail Ferguson’s Culture and Family Life Lab and continuing the year-long fellowship. Read more about […]

    ICD PhD student highlights: Spring/Summer 2023

    Awards Jasmine Banegas and Mirinda Morency were awarded the NIMH’s T32 Predoctoral Training Fellowship for 2023-24. Erika DeAngelis was awarded the CEHD Seashore Graduate Fellowship for the 2023-24 academic year. Emily Padrutt was a recipient of the 2023 American Psychological Association of Graduate Students Psychological Science Research Grant (PSRG). Padrutt also received the 2023-24 Masonic Institute for […]

    ICD mourns the passing of Professor Emeritus Dr. Willard (Bill) Hartup

    Dear ICD community & friends, It is with deep sadness that I share that our dear colleague and friend, Professor Emeritus Dr. Willard (Bill) Hartup passed away over the weekend at the age of 95. Bill was recruited to the Institute of Child Development as an Associate Professor in 1963 after eight years at the […]

    Gunnar presents at National Academy of Sciences

    Dr. Megan Gunnar, PhD, Distinguished McKnight University Professor, recently attended her formal induction ceremony into the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in Washington, D.C. Gunnar was one of 120 members and 30 international members elected to the NAS in 2022. She was also invited to present at the Research Briefings held during the 160th Annual […]