The Gray Lab was strongly represented at the 2019 Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) Biennial Meeting. Dr. Gray chaired a paper symposium entitled Early Adversity, Biology, and Behavior: Examining Biological Consequences and Contingencies of Early Life Stress. In this symposium, Dr. Gray presented her paper, “Protective Effects of Parasympathetic Activity in Violence-exposed Preschoolers: Sex-specific Associations with Behavior Problems,” which was co-authored by current graduate students Erin Glackin and Ginny Hatch, and former Tulane Child and Family Lab Research Coordinator Rebecca Lipschutz.
Lab members Justin Carreras, Hannah Swerbenski, Erin Glackin, Ginny Hatch, and Elsa Obus also presented posters at the conference, including “Intergenerational Transmission of Self-Regulation: Mediation through Mothers’ Responses to Children’s Negative Emotionality,” “Emerging Verbal Ability in a Low-Income Sample: Examining Maternal Cognitive Stimulation and Cool Self-Regulation,” and “A Person-Centered Approach to Violence Exposure and Behavioral Outcomes Among Preschoolers.”
Dr. Gray was also honored with the prestigious Early Career Research Contributions Award at the SRCD Member Meeting and Awards Ceremony. More information on Dr. Gray’s Award can be found in our post here.