2024 Sandra G. Wiener Student Investigator Award, Anna Vannucci

Anna Vannucci is a doctoral candidate in Psychology at Columbia University, where she works in the Developmental Affective Neuroscience Lab (DANLab) under the mentorship of Dr. Nim Tottenham. Before pursuing her doctoral studies, Anna received a B.A. in Psychology from the College of the Holy Cross and an M.S. in Clinical Psychology from the Uniformed Services University. She spent a decade conducting research in clinical child psychology. This work inspired her to pursue a career in developmental neuroscience to understand how early environments shape the neurobiology of human emotional development. Anna is currently a D-SPAN Scholar and was previously a Fulbright Scholar. Her work has been supported by the American Psychological Foundation, International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, and National Institutes of Health. Anna’s research broadly asks: how is brain development influenced by early interpersonal (i.e., caregiving) adversity, and what affective knowledge is represented within these altered circuits? To address these questions, she leverages experimental, neuroimaging, machine learning, and experience sampling methods. Anna’s dissertation aims to determine how adaptations in midline cortico-subcortical circuitry following early adversity represent the interpersonal-affective “attachment” schemas learned during early caregiving experiences. Anna’s long-term goal is to lead an interdisciplinary research team that investigates the developmental neurocomputational mechanisms that link early-life adversity to affective behaviors.

Nicole Walasek, PhD Postdoctoral Researcher University of Amsterdam, Evolutionary and Population Biology, Netherlands

2024 ISDP Dissertation Award Winner – Nicole Walasek, PhD

2024 ISDP Dissertation Award Winner – Nicole Walasek, PhD, Postdoctoral Researcher,
University of Amsterdam, Evolutionary and Population Biology, Netherlands. She will give a 10-minute talk at ISDP 2024 related to her dissertation on “The evolution and development of sensitive periods: Theoretical and statistical approaches.”

FABBS 2023 Early Career Impact Award Winner Kathryn L. Humphreys, Ph.D., Ed.M. of ISDP

Dr. Kathryn Humphreys earned her PhD in clinical psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles, and trained in developmental psychopathology and developmental neuroscience. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Psychology and Human Development at Vanderbilt University, is a member of the Clinical Science, Developmental Science, and Educational Neuroscience faculty, and directs the SEA (Stress and Early Adversity) Lab.

The 2023 Rovee-Collier Mentor Award Winner: Nim Tottenham, PhD, Professor of Psychology Columbia University Department of Psychology

ISDP 2023 Awards Presentation

Description Presentation of ISDP Senior Awards: 4:00 PM The 2023 Rovee-Collier Mentor Award Winner: Nim Tottenham, PhD, with an introduction by one of his mentees, Laurel Gabard-Durnam, Ph.D., Northeastern University VIRTUAL with …