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  • Colloquium - Dr. Nnamdi Pole "Ethnoracial Diversity in Posttraumatic Stress: Epidemiology, Assessment and Treatment" - Location: Pamplin 1045


    Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 03:30

    Dr. Pole is an award-winning professor in the Department of Psychology at Smith College.  His research interests involve the study of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Psychophysiology, Police Stress, Emotion research, Minority mental health, and Psychotherapy processes. Dr.

  • VTCAR Speaker Series presents Dr. Mike Bowers


    Friday, January 27, 2017 - 12:30

    Dr. Mike Bowers is an Assistant Professor at Virginia Techs School of Neuroscience. Bowers earned dual bachelor’s degrees in psychology and biology from Oklahoma State University; a master’s degree in linguistics from the University of New Mexico; and a doctorate in psychology from Oklahoma State University. His research will aim to understand why a gender bias exists in autism patients, as well as those with other language-related disorders. Bowers is also interested in developing therapeutic treatments that can help individuals with communication deficits. 

  • Colloquium - Dr. Nicole Gardner-Neblett "Title Forthcoming" - Location TBD


    Monday, March 27, 2017 - 03:30

    Nicole Gardner-Neblett, Ph.D., is an Investigator at Frank Porter Graham (FPG) Child Development Institute and Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Dr. Gardner-Neblett’s work at FPG focuses on researching factors that promote children’s language and communication development. Dr. Gardner-Neblett studies the oral narrative development of African American children in relation to children’s reading development. In addition, Dr.

  • March 30th-31st: 2017 VTAC/VTCAR Annual Conference


    Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 08:00

    Faculty, students, affiliates, and community are invited to attend the fourth annual Autism Conference, sponsored by the VT Center for Autism Research (VTCAR) and VT Autism Clinic (VTAC). The theme for this years conference will be Advocacy. The annual conference will aim to present research that aligns with its core focus areas: Biomedical and Imaging, Technology, Education, and Clinical Translational.  

  • VTCAR Speaker Series presents Dr. Jill Lorenzi


    Friday, April 7, 2017 - 12:30

    Dr. Jill Lorenzi is a postdoctoral clinical associate who has extensive experience in conducting both clinical and research activities related to ASD. She completed her doctorate in clinical psychology at Virginia Tech and her pre-doctoral clinical internship at Marcus Autism Center/Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Dr. Lorenzi's research interests involve the early identification of and evidence-based treatments for ASD, as well as the development of social attention and behavior.

  • Colloquium - Dr. Keith Kline "Cardiovascular, Affective, and Behavioral Responses to Masculinity-challenging Stressors: Active versus Passive Coping" - Location TBD


    Monday, April 10, 2017 - 03:30

    Dr. Keith Kline is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the Virginia Military Institute.  He received his B.S. in Psychology from Virginia Tech in 1993, and then his M.A. and Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology in 1996 and 1998 from the University of Tennessee.  Dr.

  • Colloquium - Dr. Enrique Neblett "Title Forthcoming" - Location TBD


    Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 03:30

    Enrique W. Neblett, Jr., Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience and Lab Director of the African American Youth Wellness Laboratory at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr.