Monthly Training Grant Breakfasts
Selected Wednesdays at 9:00 AM (unless otherwise noted)
January 18, 2023
Speaker: Dr. Jennifer Piatt, Associate Professor, Health & Wellness Design, and Kinsey Fellow
Topic: “Wait, what about me? Sexual health and individuals with disabilities”
Dr. Piatt will discuss her research within the area of sexuality and disability. She will also discuss current and future projects discussing how research can inform and change health care practices.
February 8, 2023
Speaker: Dr. Natasha Chaku, Assistant Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences
Topic: “100 days of adolescence: Understanding links between hormonal contraceptives and cognition”
Dr. Chaku will discuss her research on how hormonal contraceptive use is linked with cognition in adolescence, how effects can be complex, heterogeneous, or person-specific, and directions for future research.
March 8, 2023
Grad Trainee Data Blitz, Swapping Roles. What better way to learn to communicate across our common themes than to present research that’s not your own? Come learn about our trainees’ research in this unique format. Liz Aguilar, Sierra McAlister, and Malia Piazza.
April 12, 2023
Speaker: Rebecca Westwick, University of Kentucky, Postdoctoral candidate
Topic: “Development, health, and the responsive brain: exploring the causes and consequences of behavioral diversity”
June 5, 2023 11:30 am (note special date/time!)
Speaker: Isaac Miller-Crews, University of Texas-Austin, Postdoctoral candidate
Topic: “Social regulation of the reproductive brain”
Isaac will tell us a bit about his doctoral research (on neuroendocrine mechanisms of social behavior) as well as his proposed research (on genomes, transcriptomes, and the evolution of sex differences).