A huge congratulations to our graduate student, Dr. Diondra Straiton, for successfully defending her dissertation entitled “Examining the Active Ingredients of Group Consultation: Improving the Implementation of a Parent Coaching Intervention with Medicaid-Enrolled Autistic Children.”
The Department of Psychology at Michigan State University will be hosting a virtual webinar for students interested in applying to the Clinical Science Ph.D. program on September 18 from 6 pm-7 pm Eastern Time. To register for the Clinical Science Program webinar, go to https://msu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_elZT1jSPvIym6Nw and provide your name and email. A Zoom link for the session will be provided.
Immediately following, the MSU Autism Lab will host a virtual open house to provide an opportunity for prospective students to meet the members of the lab and hear about our current and upcoming research projects. This info session will last from 7 pm-8 pm. To register for the MSU Autism Lab Info Session, click on this link: https://msu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcrcuyoqz0pGtCXrV8VTUZ0hS0AIEvhbjE6
The MSU Autism Lab in the Department of Psychology at Michigan State University is seeking a full‐time, research assistant to begin around June 2023. The research assistant will join a multi‐site NIMH Collaborative R01 study, under the direction of Dr. Brooke Ingersoll (Michigan State University), Dr. Alice Carter (University of Massachusetts Boston), Dr. Wendy Stone (University of Washington), Dr. Allie Wainer (Rush University Medical Center), and Dr. Sarabeth Broder‐Fingert (Boston University School of Medicine). This community‐based randomized controlled trial is examining the effectiveness of training EI providers to deliver Reciprocal Imitation Teaching (RIT) within the Part C Early Intervention (EI) system across four states (Massachusetts, Michigan, Washington and Illinois). The MSU Research Lab, directed by Dr. Brooke Ingersoll, is focused on the development, evaluation, and implementation of community‐viable interventions for children with ASD and their families. MSU Autism Lab is a supportive and collaborative environment. The research assistant will also benefit from broader training opportunities across sites. This position is ideal for a candidate looking to gain additional research experience in clinical psychology before applying to graduate school.
Aksheya Sridhar, M.A. and Diondra Straiton, M.A. guest starred on the Making Sense Sensory Health Podcast Series from the STAR Insititute and shared five concrete action steps for clinicians to take in response to anti-black racism in the autism clinical pathway.
A big congrats to our undergraduate student @jessgreatorex, who was awarded an Autism Science Foundation’s Undergraduate Research Summer Grant of to support her research this summer. Jessie will work directly with ABA agencies that contract with Medicaid to determine how clinicians can better support parents participating in parent- mediated interventions.
Congratulations to our lab’s undergraduate students Jessie Greatorex and Teresa Girard for their presentations at UURAF!
Congratulations to Julia Nauman, the MSU Autism Lab’s Lab Manager, for receiving an Autistic Researcher Award from INSAR. Last year Julia won the Student and Trainee Award from INSAR and presented at INSAR’s 2021 virtual research conference.
You can view and download Julia’s 2022 Research Poster and Abstract entitled “Examining the Role of Attention Problems in Motor Stereotypy in Children with ASD” here.
During INSAR’s May 2021 virtual conference, Julia gave a presentation entitled “Examining the Relationship between Stereotypy and Attentional Problems and Diagnoses in Individuals with ASD”.
If you are an INSAR member, you can check out Julia’s abstract, as well as the other abstracts from the INSAR 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting here: https://www.autism-insar.org/general/custom.asp?page=2021AnnMtg
The MSU Autism Research Lab is seeking one to two full-time research assistants to begin around June, 2021 to work on a large multi-site treatment effectiveness trial: the RISE study! This position is ideal for a candidate looking to gain additional research experience in clinical psychology before applying to graduate school. Download the job ad below to learn more.