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Research shows links between LENA Grow participation and social-emotional growth

LENA, an Esther A. & Joseph Klingenstein Fund grantee, launched an initiative in 2021 to bring its “talk pedometer” technology and practice-based professional development to early childhood educators in Washington, D.C. Results show that participating children experienced significant increases in all domains of the Devereux Early Childhood Assessment (DECA), including Initiative, Self-regulation, and Attachment/Relationships, as…

Klingenstein-Simons Scientific Advisor Develops a “Pacemaker for the Brain” to Treat Depression

In the first study of individualized brain stimulation to treat severe depression, researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, including senior author and Neuroscience Advisor Edward Chang, M.D. surgically implant a battery-operated, “pacemaker for the brain” calibrated to detect the neural activity pattern that occurs when the patient is becoming depressed then delivers pulses…

Four Former Neuroscience Fellows Selected to Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Cagla Eroglu, Ph.D., Chenghua Gu, Ph.D., Daniel Kronauer, Ph.D., and Kay Tye, Ph.D. have been selected as Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Investigators representing outstanding science from across the United States. HHMI Investigators are widely known for their scientific discoveries, their innovation, and their success in tackling the most challenging problems in biomedical research. Learn…