PEN Distinguished Lecture Series

The PEN Distinguished Lecture Series in Educational Neuroscience was created in association with the Foundations Proseminar course for graduate students in the Ph.D. in Educational Neuroscience (PEN) program. Since its inception, the series has grown!

The lecture series focuses on the intersection of the Science of Learning (learning across the lifespan) and Educational Neuroscience (learning across early life). Scientists and researchers who are pioneers in the fields of Cognitive-Educational Neuroscience, Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, and Child Development come to Gallaudet University's campus to talk about their research.

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All lectures are open to the public and are video recorded for online distribution.

PEN DLS brochure for 2022-2023


Vulnerable but not represented: Vascular depression as an illustration of the need for diversity in clinical neuroscience research

Thursday, 29 September 2022 - 02:00 PM
An African-American presenting woman is smiling. She is wearing a white blouse and glasses and has natural hair.
Dr. Vonetta Dotson

Dr. Vonetta Dotson 

Professor of Psychology and Gerontology at Georgia State University

Senior Project Scientist at NASA

Founder and President of CerebroFit Integrated Brain Health

 

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Dr. Vonetta Dotson is a Professor of Psychology and Gerontology at Georgia State University, Senior Project Scientist at NASA, and Founder and President of CerebroFit Integrated Brain Health. She is also a fellow of the American Psychological Association’s Society for Clinical Neuropsychology. Her research and clinical activities focus on positive and negative modifiers of brain health, including the intersection of depression with cognitive and brain aging, and the impact of health disparities on brain health. Her start-up, CerebroFit, applies her expertise in brain health to the community, providing services to empower people to live a brain-healthy lifestyle. Her new book, Keep Your Wits about You: The Science of Brain Maintenance as You Age, also offers science-based facts and practical tools to help readers develop healthy lifestyles to optimize their brain health.

 

The PEN Distinguished Lecture Series in Educational Neuroscience honors researchers who have changed the landscape of science. We invite them to share their discoveries as we forge new links across research communities within Gallaudet University, Washington D.C., and the world.

 

To view this year's and all previous presentations, please visit VL2's PEN Distinguished Lectures webpage.