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Dr. Sikoya Ashburn, a Postdoctoral Fellow in Cognitive Psychology, is the 2020 recipient of a National Institutes of Health Blueprint Diversity Specialized Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Advancement in Neuroscience (D-SPAN) Award.

The purpose of the NIH Blueprint Diversity Specialized Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Advancement in Neuroscience (D-SPAN) Award is to support a defined pathway across career stages for outstanding graduate students who are from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in neuroscience research. This two-phase award will facilitate completion of the doctoral dissertation and transition of talented graduate students to strong neuroscience research postdoctoral positions, and will provide career development opportunities relevant to their long-term career goal of becoming independent neuroscience researchers.

Dr. Ashburn was awarded over $352,000 (over four years) for her project, ‚ÄúStructural and Functional Cerebellar-Cerebral Connectivity in Children with ADHD.”

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