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Rocky Mountain Regional Convention

2020 RMPA Convention

This event was canceled due to COVID-19

RMPA—All students, undergraduate and graduate. Psi Chi members and nonmembers were encoruaged to submit their poster or presentation for inclusion in the Psi Chi Research Poster & Paper Repository for RMPA 2020 using the Psi Chi Repository Submission Survey.

April 16–18, 2020
Denver, CO | Denver Marriott Tech Center

Psi Chi Distinguished Lecturer
How Adolescent Neuroscience Research Can Inform Policy

Speaker: Adriana Galván (University of California, Los Angeles)
Read Dr. Galván's Bio

Biography Statement

Adriana Galván, PhD is Professor of Psychology and the Jeffrey/Wenzel Chair in Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of California, Los Angeles. She also holds a joint appointment in the Department of Psychiatry and is a faculty member of the Brain Research Institute at UCLA. Dr. Galván is also on the Leadership Team and Advisory Board of the Center for the Developing Adolescent. Her research focuses on identifying the neural changes in the developing adolescent brain as they relate to adolescent decision-making and motivation with an eye towards informing policies relevant to young people. She uses brain imaging, survey methods, cognitive tests, interviews, and physiological assays to characterize the psychological, neurobiological and biological changes across the transition into and out of adolescence. Current projects examine the interactions among social relationships, sleep, and health with adolescent decision-making, motivation and brain development. Her work has been featured in prestigious peer-reviewed journals such as Neuron, PNAS, Psychological Science, and Journal of Neuroscience, and highlighted in popular outlets such as the Washington Post and Los Angeles Times and cited in the U.S. Supreme Court.

Dr. Galván earned her BA in neuroscience and behavior from Barnard College, Columbia University and a PhD in neuroscience from Cornell University. She also completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Behavior.


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