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More than 30 percent of children who live in the U.S. are overweight or obese.

Childhood Obesity and Cognition: Exploring the Link

Psychology Prof. Terry Davidson will chair a symposium of scientists next month, the first gathering of its kind that is focused on obesity and cognition in children and adolescents.

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Upcoming Theses & Dissertation Defenses

Carissa Mehos will defend her dissertation on Wednesday. August 17th at 10 am. The title is "The influence of glial glutamate signaling on neuroprotective aromatase and 17β-estradiol following traumatic brain injury"


Vikki Connaughton (chair)
Colin Saldanha
Katie DeCicco-Skinner
Terry Davidson.

Lana Ross will defend her dissertation on Thursday, August 25, 2016 from 1:30 to 4:30 pm in Asbury 336. The title of her dissertation is: Cost-benefit and cost utility analyses of cognitive-behavioral therapy versus light therapy for seasonal affective disorder

Committee Members:
Brian Yates, PhD (Chair)
James Gray, PhD
Kelly Rohan, PhD (University of Vermont)
Slavomir Zapata, PhD (Washington DC VAMC, external reader)