Research Assistants

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Ellen Olszewski

Ellen is majoring in psychology with a certificate in Childhood and Adolescent Studies. She works on academic functioning in the School-Age Outcomes in NF1 study, looking closely at the performance of children on the WIAT measures. She plans to apply for graduate school in school psychology in the future.

Emily Anhalt

Emily is majoring in both psychology and Italian studies. She plans to apply to graduate school for clinical psychology. In the Child Neurodevelopment Research Lab, she works primarily on both the Attention in Young Children with NF1 and School-Age Outcomes in NF1 studies, with her work on the latter presented during the 2018 UWM Undergraduate Research Symposium.

Geethika Pillai

Geethika is an international student originally from India. She is majoring in psychology and plans to apply to graduate school in psychology. In the Child Neurodevelopment Research Lab, she works on the School-Age Outcomes in NF1 and Attention in Young Children with NF1 studies. She presented a poster at the 2018 UWM Undergraduate Research Symposium and won a best presentation award.

Hannah Doyle

Hannah is majoring in psychology with certificates in Childhood and Adolescent Studies and Autism Spectrum Disorders. In the Child Neurodevelopment Research Lab, she is currently assisting with a study looking at measures of attention in children with NF1, the Attention in Young Children with NF1 study. She hopes to go on to graduate school to pursue school psychology.

Marie Enderle

Marie is majoring in education and in psychology. In the Child Neurodevelopment Research Lab, she works on the School-Age Outcomes in NF1 and Attention in Young Children with NF1 studies. She plans to apply for graduate school in psychology in the future. She presented a poster about adaptive functioning in school-age children with NF1 at the 2018 UWM Undergraduate Research Symposium.

Sophia Salas

Sophia is a psychology major and biology minor. In the Child Neurodevelopment Research Lab, she is working on the Attention in Young Children with NF1 study. She plans to apply to medical school to pursue pediatric psychiatry.

Sydni French

Sydni is majoring in psychology and working towards a certificate in Childhood and Adolescent Studies as well as a certificate in Autism Spectrum disorders. She plans to apply for graduate school and eventually become a licensed school psychologist. In the Child Neurodevelopment Research Lab, she primarily works on the Attention in Young Children with NF1 study and helps out with the Development of Behavioral Play Therapy study.

Past Research Assistants

EJ Miecielica

EJ majored in psychology and graduated from UWM in the spring of 2015. In the Child Neurodevelopment Research Lab, she works primarily on the Treatment Development of Replays study. EJ will begin the MSW/Ph.D. Program in Social Work at UWM in Fall 2018.

Kate Ray

Kate majored in music and plans to graduate from UWM in the spring of 2018. In the Child Neurodevelopment Research Lab, she works on the School-Age Outcomes in NF1 and Attention in Young Children with NF1 studies. She plans to apply for graduate school in psychology in the future.

Erin Corrigan

Erin majored in psychology and double minoring in Spanish and environmental science. She plans to graduate in the spring of 2018 and attend graduate school in clinical psychology. In the Child Neurodevelopment Research Lab, she primarily worked on the School-Ages Outcomes in NF1 study.

Amanda Miller

Amanda is majoring in psychology and completing a Cultures and Communities certificate. She plans to graduate in the spring of 2019. In the Child Neurodevelopment Research Lab, she worked primarily on the Response Inhibition Training for Children with Williams Syndrome study. Amanda is interested in statistics and plans to attend graduate school for biostatistics.

Emily Ruder

Emily is majoring in biology and plans to graduate in the spring of 2020. In the Child Neurodevelopment Research Lab, she worked primarily on the School-Age Outcomes in NF1 study. Emily plans to attend medical school and focus on pediatrics.

Application

Are you interested in joining the Child Neurodevelopment Research Lab?

We are often looking for strong additions to our team. Becoming a research assistant at the Child Neurodevelopment Research Lab is a great way to gain experience for graduate school.  As a member of our team, you will gain knowledge in several aspects of the research process, such as learning library research skills, data entry, management and analysis, observational coding of children’s behavior, operation of video and audio equipment, and learn about the logistics of conducting research with children and families. If you are interested in joining the lab, please review our publications and current research projects to see if our research is a good fit with your interests.

We are looking for motivated undergraduates with strong undergraduate records (generally GPA of at least 3.2 or higher) who can make the following commitments:

* Commit to at least 1 year in the lab, at least 9 hours per week.

* Show up on time for your scheduled time in the lab.

* Communicate in a timely and professional manner with all lab personnel.

* Attend once-a-semester lab meetings

To apply to become a member of the lab, Click Here and email this application to bklein@uwm.edu