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Recent Achievements

  • Congratulations to Dr. Celia Fisher for chairing the taskforce for the recently released updates to SRCD's Ethical Principles and Standards for Developmental Scientists.
  • First-year ADP student Daniel Alonso (Mentor, Dr. Selin Gülgöz) was selected as a 2021 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) awardee for his project, "Concealment, Preferred Identification, and Collective Action Among Transgender Adults.
  • Dr. Tiffany Yip, quoted in The New York Times (March 19, 2021), highlights the importance of parents talking with their children about race and racism.
  • Dr. Li Niu, ADP Alumni 2020, and current Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, was selected as a 2021 NIH OBSSR Matilda White Riley Early Stage Investigator Paper Competition awardee for her paper, “Profiles of childhood maltreatment: Associations with sexual risk behavior during adolescence in a sample of racial/ethnic minority girls.”
    • Niu, L., Brown, J. L., Hoyt, L. T., Salandy, A., Nucci-Sack, A., Shankar, V., Burk, D. R., Schlecht, N. F., & Diaz, A. D. (2021). Profiles of childhood maltreatment: Associations with sexual risk behavior during adolescence in a sample of racial/ethnic minority girls. Child Development. https://doi.org/10.1111/cdev.13498
  • Girls Who Are Emotionally Neglected or Severely Sexually Abused When Young Report Riskier Sexual Behaviors in Adolescence - Mount Sinai press release
  • Sheniqua Jeffrey (3rd year doctoral student) was selected to join the inaugural (2020-2021) cohort of the Researchers Investigating Sociocultural Equity and Race (RISER) Network fellowship program.
  • Dr. Tiffany Yip edited an SRCD volume of briefs addressing educational inequities among historically and currently marginalized children and youth during the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Drs. Tiffany Yip and Yijie Wang's research was featured in an article, aimed at adolescents, about sleep and discrimination.
  • Natasha Chaku has accepted a NICHD T32 post-doctoral research fellowship position in Developmental Science at the University of Michigan.
  • Dr. Celia Fisher and doctoral candidate Aaliyah Gray recently presented their bioethics research at the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities.
  • Christina Rucinski recently published a blog post, that was featured on Dr. Tiffany Yip's blog series for Psychology Today, based on her successfully defended dissertation.
  • Dr. Lindsay Till Hoyt and her colleague Dr. Rona Carter (University of Michigan) reflect on their recent experiences meeting, writing, and collaborating to explore new directions in puberty research in this blog post.
  • Natasha Chaku received the American Association of University Women's American Dissertation Fellowship award for the 2019-2020 award year.
  • Deborah Layman is a winner of 2019's APS Student Grant Competition to help support her masters thesis on "Developmental strengths and vulnerabilities on mental health status and life satisfaction among young adults with a history of adolescent inpatient psychiatric hospitalization."
  • Dr. Tiffany Yip was awarded the status of an APS Fellow, who are chosen for making sustained outstanding contributions to psychology in the areas of research, teaching, service, or application. 
  • Dr. Tiffany Yip was invited to write a series of blog posts for Psychology Today with her first article entitled "Why Stumbling Towards Diversity".
  • Dr. Tiffany Yip was selected as a Society for Research on Adolescence Program Co-Chair for the 2022 Biennial Conference in New Orleans, LA