Congratulations Marion on receiving the SRCD Travel Award!
SCAN Lab is very pleased to announce that Marion van den Heuvel is a recipient of SRCD’s 2017 Early Career Travel Award! She will be presenting her work on neural hubs in the fetal brain at the biennial meeting this year in Austin, Texas. Dr. van den Heuvel’s research illuminates key hubs in the fetal brain, regions that are uniquely, highly connected. This is the first study to show that both primary and association brain regions demonstrate centrality in in utero network organization. These results indicate that the fetal brain network may prepare the brain for the higher order cognitive functioning that develops later in life.
Dr. van den Heuvel will also be chairing a symposium on sleep in low-SES children. This paper symposium will present cutting-edge sleep research focused on at-risk, low-SES toddlers and preschoolers, highlighting issues linked to risk factors, emotional development, and health concerns.
Congratulations Marion, we are so proud!