October 2014 - The Stress and Development Lab finds a link between early environmental experience, brain development in children, and risk for ADHD

October 15, 2014

The Stress and Development Lab finds a link between early environmental experience, brain development in children, and risk for ADHD.  Read more about the study findings here

September 2014 - Matthew Peverill joins the lab as a first year graduate student!

September 22, 2014

I graduated from Amherst College in 2007 with a BA in Psychology. After several years working in information technology at a women's health center in Boston and providing counseling to a residence at MIT, I joined the lab as a volunteer in 2012. In 2013 I began work as a lab coordinator in Dr. Margaret Sheridan's Lab at Boston Children's Hospital, where I developed my knowledge of and appreciation for neuroimaging techniques while working on fMRI studies of neurological markers of stable ADHD diagnoses in children as well as working memory development in adolescents. I have a broad interest in how socioeconomic status can affect the prevalence and presentation of psychopathology in children. As a clinical child psychology student, I hope to study the effects of adverse experiences on the development of psychopathology in children, with a particular focus on how experiences common to children from low income families affect their risk for and experience of psychopathology.

September 2014 - Charlotte Heleniak, fourth year graduate student, was named a Frank W. Putnam Trauma Research Scholar by the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

September 12, 2014

Charlotte Heleniak, fourth year graduate student, was named a Frank W. Putnam Trauma Research Scholar by the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.  This award is given to graduate students whose work is judged to have the potential to make the greatest contribution to the field of traumatic stress.  Congratulations Charlotte!

April 2014 - NPR story discusses the lab's research on identifying risk factors for PTSD after the Boston Marathon bombings

April 29, 2014

NPR story discusses the lab’s research on identifying risk factors for PTSD after the Boston Marathon bombings.  Katie McLaughlin, lab director, speaks with NPR about a neurobiological marker identified in the lab’s research that was associated with greater risk for PTSD among children and adolescents following the Boston Marathon bombings. Listen to the story here.

March 2014 - Brain Awareness Day at University of Washington

March 19, 2014

The Stress and Development Lab participates in Brain Awareness Day at the University of Washington.  We are teaching children about how the brain develops and how patterns of brain development influence cognition and emotion.

March 2014 - Katie McLaughlin, Lab Director, won the Susan Nolen-Hoeksema Early Career Award from the Society for the Science of Clinical Psychology

March 17, 2014

Katie McLaughlin, Lab Director, won the Susan Nolen-Hoeksema Early Career Award from the Society for the Science of Clinical Psychology.  This award is given to the most promising young scientist who has made exceptional contributions to the science of clinical psychology. 

November 2013 - Dr. McLaughlin, lab director, wins the early career award from the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS)

November 15, 2013

Katie McLaughlin, lab director, wins the Early Career Award from the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS). ISTSS is the leading organization for research, intervention, and policy on traumatic stress and PTSD. See the ISTSS website for more about the organization: https://www.istss.org/

October 2013 - Katie McLaughlin, lab director, quoted by the Associated Press

October 14, 2013

Katie McLaughlin, Lab Director, discusses the impact of trauma on children's brain development with the Associated Press after the Westgate terrorist attack in Nairobi, Kenya. Learn more here.

October 2013 - Katie McLaughlin wins the Columbia University Psychiatric-Neurological Epidemiology Young Investigator Award

October 11, 2013

Katie McLaughlin wins the Columbia University Psychiatric-Neurological Epidemiology Young Investigator Award. Thanks to Karestan Koenen for her amazing mentorship and nomination for the award!

September 2013 - Hilary Lambert, first year graduate student at the University of Washington, joins the lab!

September 30, 2013

Hilary Lambert, first year graduate student at the University of Washington, joins the lab. In addition to taking classes and conducting research, she will work as a TA for Psychology 101.