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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…

Past KTGF Fellow to Lead the Pittsburgh’s Psychiatry Research Pathway

Danella Hafeman, MD, PhD has been named director of the Psychiatry Research Pathway (PRP) for residents. The specialized PRP enables residents to simultaneously receive clinical training and pursue their passion for research through mentorship, conducting research projects, and receiving training that facilitates their career development into highly successful investigators. Read more about Dr. Hafeman’s new…

Klingenstein Advisor to Lead Medical Social Sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Rinad S. Beidas, PhD, has been named chair and Ralph Seal Paffenbarger Professor of Medical Social Sciences. An internationally recognized leader in the field of implementation science, Dr. Beidas’ research broadly focuses on leveraging insights from implementation science and behavioral economics to make it easier for clinicians, leaders, and organizations to use best practices to…

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…