2017 Seed Grants Awarded

The Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience (PSSN) program awards annual Seed Grants to support interdisciplinary projects that lie at the intersection of neuroscience, the humanities, and the social sciences. All full-time time faculty at Columbia University and Barnard College are eligible to submit proposals. This year, PSSN has awarded funding to two interdisciplinary projects led by faculty from a number of departments at Columbia University, Barnard College, and Teachers College, including psychology, psychiatry, pediatrics, women’s gender and sexuality studies, neuroscience, and public health. 2017 Seed Grant recipients are:

PROPOSAL TITLE: Role of Music on Electrocortical and Autonomic Functions in Boys and Girls with Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Sylvie GoldmanAssistant Professor of Neuropsychology, Columbia University
  • Nim TottenhamAssociate Professor of Psychology, Columbia University
  • Michael M. MeyersProfessor of Behavioral Biology in Psychiatry & Pediatrics, Columbia University
  • Rebecca M. Jordan-YoungAssociate Professor, Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies, Barnard College

PROPOSAL TITLE: Establishing a Leading Role for Columbia University in the Development of Trauma-Informed Policy and Programs for New York City

  • Virginia RauhProfessor and Vice Chair, Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health, Columbia University
  • Kimberly NobleAssociate Professor of Neuroscience and Education, Teachers College
  • Dan PressAdjunct Professor, Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race, Columbia University
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