Four PhD candidates awarded Sex & Gender Differences Competitive Fellowships
The role of sex and gender factors in contributing to long-lasting post-concussion symptoms in young people. The neuronal circuits that govern emotional behaviour. Interventions for people living with psychiatric disorders who experience cognitive difficulties. Sex and gender considerations for treating memory-related disorders.
These are the research areas being explored by Eman Nishat, Liv Ansley-Engel, Orly Lipsitz and Quinn Pauli, PhD candidates and recipients of Sex & Gender Differences Competitive Fellowships awarded by the Wilfred and Joyce Posluns Chair in Women’s Brain Health and Aging.
Valued at $5,000, the fellowships are offered to University of Toronto graduate students enrolled in the Collaborative Program in Neuroscience (CPIN) or graduate programs in psychology, including those offered by the department of psychology in the Faculty of Arts & Science, the department of psychology at U of T Scarborough and the graduate department of psychological clinical science at U of T Scarborough. The fellowships aim to empower students to incorporate sex- and/or gender-based considerations and analysis into their research.
The fellowship program is co-sponsored and funded by CPIN, the department of psychology in the Faculty of Arts & Science and the Wilfred and Joyce Posluns Chair in Women’s Brain Health and Aging, which is held by Gillian Einstein, a professor in the department of psychology in the Faculty of Arts & Science who is cross-appointed to the Dalla Lana School of Public Health.
Recipients are expected to provide an end-of-year synopsis of their research findings and participate in a graduate student-led conference on sex, gender and brain health.