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  • VTCAR Speakers Series presents our VTCAR CORE Directors


    Friday, September 1, 2017 - 12:30

    To commence our fall VTCAR Speaker Series, each of our CORE Directors will be giving a brief overview of their core areas. VTCAR consists of a Bio Imaging, Clinical, Education, and a Technology core.


  • Autism Research Symposium


    Friday, September 15, 2017 - 07:30

    Mark your calendars for the 3rd annual Autism Research Symposium presented by Virginia Tech, The Virginia Tech Center for Autism Research, and The Washington Group Special Care Planning Team taking place on September 15th from 7:30 am - 1:30 pm. This symposium will be featuring autism research in Biomedical and Imaging, Technology, Education, and Clinical Translational fields. The Keynote Speaker will be Alison Singer with The Autism Science Foundation. Continental breakfast and lunch will be served.

  • Colloquium - Dr. Margaret Hagerman: "White Racial Socialization: From Middle Childhood to Adolescence" - Location: Pamplin 31


    Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 03:30

    Margaret Hagerman received her B.A. and M.A. from Lehigh University and her Ph.D. in Sociology from Emory University in 2014. Broadly, her research focuses on how racial ideologies, or forms of racism, are socially reproduced, reworked, and resisted by young people. Her current book project explores how affluent, white children and youth come to understand race, racism, privilege, and inequality in the United States in the context of their families.

  • VTCAR Speaker Series presents Scott Kramer


    Friday, October 6, 2017 - 12:30

    Scott Kramer, an adult with autism, created a social and support group for adults called Greater Chattanooga Aspies. Kramer is a graduate of Purdue University, Kansas University, and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.  

  • Department of Psychology 2017/2018 Distinguished Alumni Speaker - Dr. Heath Demaree "Working Memory Capacity and Emotion Regulation Ability" Location TBD


    Monday, October 23, 2017 - 03:30

    Dr. Demaree received his Ph.D. in psychology with a specialization in adult clinical in 1998 (his research supervisor was Dr. David Harrison).  Generally speaking, Dr. Demaree’s research interests involve the interaction between emotional (“hot”) and cognitive (“cold”) processing.  Dr.

  • Colloquium - Dr. Dan Putka: "Big Data in Psychology" - Location: TBD


    Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 03:30

    Dr. Dan Putka is a Principal Staff Scientist at the Human Resources Research Organization (HumRRO) in Washington D.C.  Over the past 15 years, Dr. Putka has helped numerous organizations develop, evaluate, and implement assessments to (a) enhance their hiring and promotion processes, and (b) guide individuals to career and job opportunities that fit them well. He has also led several large-scale analytics projects to identify key drivers of employee engagement and turnover and improve personnel selection and performance management systems.

  • VTCAR Speaker Series present Dr. Julie Taylor


    Friday, November 3, 2017 - 12:30

    Julie Taylor obtained her undergraduate degree in psychology from Wheaton College, and her doctorate in developmental psychology from the University of Notre Dame. Her current research interests include how families experience the transition to adulthood for young adults with an autism spectrum disorder, as well as the impact of having a sibling with intellectual disabilities.

    Light refreshments will be served, and one CE credit will be offered for psychologists. 

  • Colloquium - Dr. Kaite Gotham: "Emotion Processing and Emotional Health in Autism Spectrum Disorder" - Location: TBD


    Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 03:30

    Dr. Gotham is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Vanderbilt University.  Much of Kaite Gotham's previous research sought to improve the accuracy and extend the utility of common autism diagnostic instruments. Over the past several years,she has shifted focus to study of the role of affect and reward in autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Her current work focuses on depression as a leading source of clinical impairment in adolescents and adults on the autism spectrum. Dr.

  • Colloquium - Dr. Larry Scahill: Title Forthcoming - Location: TBD


    Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 03:30

    Dr. Scahill is a professor of pediatrics at the Center for Translational Social Neuroscience at Emory University. Dr. Scahill completed his PhD in Epidemiology h at Yale University (1997) and his master's in Child Psychiatric Nursing at Yale in 1989. He is currently the Director of Clinical Trials at the Marcus Autism Center. Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2012, Dr. Scahill held similar positions at Yale University. Scahill's primary interest is treatment research in autism and Tourette syndrome.