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    ICD PhD student Isaac Bisla awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

    Isaac Bisla (he/him/his), a 2nd year PhD student in the Institute of Child Development (ICD), has been awarded the prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship.  The NSF Fellowship program recognizes and supports outstanding students who are pursuing research-based graduate degrees in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines. Fellows receive a three-year annual […]

    From CEED: Tip Sheets on Reflective Listening

    CEED's latest Tip Sheets delve into the components of active listening and how reflective practice can transform it into reflective listening. Learn techniques for using reflective listening to support relationships.

    Stephanie Carlson receives Cattell Sabbatical Award

    Congratulations to ICD Professor Stephanie Carlson on being awarded the James McKeen Cattell Fund sabbatical award for 2023-2024. The award provides $40,000 in funding to allow for an extended sabbatical. Carlson will spend her sabbatical year at the Harvard Graduate School of Education collaborating with colleagues and writing an updated comprehensive review of executive function […]

    ICD PhD students match with clinical internships

    Congratulations to the following Institute of Child Development (ICD) PhD candidates on their recent matches with clinical internships. Completing a one-year clinical internship is the final stage of doctoral training for students on the developmental psychopathology and clinical science track, alongside completion of a dissertation. Lauren Eales will join the University of Minnesota Medical School. […]

    ICD’s Sarah Gillespie wins CEHD Three Minute Thesis competition

    ICD doctoral candidate Sarah Gillespie was awarded first place at the Three Minute Thesis competition during CEHD’s 2023 Research and Innovation Day. Gillespie presented her research from Project UNITE: UNderstanding Identity Through Education, which is an evaluation of a new ethnic studies graduation requirement on high school students.  “After planning and working on this study […]

    Introvert? Extrovert? Or other?

    Curriculum Specialist Anna Landes Benz reflects on the complexity of identifying as an introvert or an extrovert. She also offers tips for supporting children who are on the introverted end of the spectrum, whether at home or in the classroom.

    Williams Ridge announced as the new Director of the Child Development Laboratory School

    The Institute of Child Development is delighted to share an update on the search for the new Director position at the Child Development Laboratory School (CDLS). Following an open search, the search committee has unanimously recommended Sheila Williams Ridge as the new Director of the CDLS. Sheila is an internationally-renowned leader with over 20 years […]

    Paper led by ICD graduate student Lauren Eales achieves top-citation designation

    A paper led by ICD graduate student Lauren Eales was recently recognized as a top-cited article in the journal Child Development from 2021-2022. The paper “Children’s screen and problematic media use in the United States before and during the COVID-19 pandemic” was a cross-lab collaboration between Dr. Gail Ferguson’s Culture and Family Life Lab and […]

    ICD child life MA students receive internship placements

    Students specializing in child life through ICD’s online MA in applied child and adolescent development continue to see success as they pursue careers supporting children and families in healthcare and community settings. The child life track will admit its 6th cohort of students this summer. In 2019, we were one of the first programs in […]

    Ip awarded $100,000 PRISMH-MIDB Seed Grant Award

    ICD Assistant Professor Ka I Ip, PhD, has been awarded a $100,000 Root Causes and Interventions for Mental Health Problems grant, which is jointly supported by the University of Minnesota President’s Initiative on Student Mental Health (PRISMH) and the Masonic Institute for the Developing Brain (MIDB). Ip’s proposal “Developmental pathways linking disparities in neighborhood quality […]