Defenses and traveling to Michigan to expand our work

This Spring has been busy for the Child and Family lab! Graduate student Elsa Obus successfully defended her Master’s Thesis proposal, titled “Communicating with young children about police, arrest, and incarceration: Black mothers’ perspectives.” Tulane Senior Victoria Parker, who has been with the lab since her sophomore year, also successfully defended her Honor’s Thesis, titled “Hot and cool self-regulation in preschoolers exposed to community violence and the socio-emotional cascade.” Finally, Erin Glackin completed her comprehensive exams and is now a doctoral candidate, having defended a draft of her NIH F31 proposal titled, “Integrating risk and resilience: Differential susceptibility to violence and sensitive parenting in early childhood.” Congratulations, team!

With the support of the Louisiana Clinical and Translational Science Center (LA CaTS) and the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Gray will be traveling to the University of Michigan later this spring to work with her senior colleagues, Drs. Maria Muzik and Katherine Rosenblum, and learn about bringing their two-generation intervention for mothers of young children, called Mom Power, back to Louisiana. 

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