Child and Adolescent Development Lab
The Child and Adolescent Development Lab (CAD Lab) is a premier research facility located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Partnering with universities, community agencies, and colleagues nationwide, CAD-Lab is under the direction of
Dr. Amanda Sheffield Morris at Oklahoma State University, in the Department of Psychology
COMING SOON- The Healthy Brain and Child Development Study
A baby’s brain develops at a tremendous pace during pregnancy and in the first few years of life. Yet we still know very little about what “typical” early brain development looks like and how it contributes to a child’s cognitive, behavioral, social, and emotional functioning. We also don’t know a whole lot about how early brain development may be altered by things like exposures that may happen during pregnancy, stress or trauma in a child’s life, or other critical environmental influences. It’s the goal of the future HEALthy Brain and Child Development (HBCD) Study to answer these important questions – but a study as big and complex as this requires a whole lot of planning before it gets started. The planning phase (Phase I) will help us make sure that we are designing a Phase II study that will be acceptable to those who are asked to participate and that we select the best possible data collection tools and methods to answer the research questions we have. We are proud to be involved in the Planning Phase of the HBCD Study!
Visit the HBCD Website to learn more about how you can participate
Dr. Amanda Morris and Dr. Jennifer Hays-Grudo are celebrating their new book Adverse & Protective Childhood Experiences! For more information click the button below to visit their website.
OSU Brain Initiative
Neuroscience research brings together investigators from multiple disciplines, such as psychology, developmental and human sciences, biology, chemistry, engineering, medicine, and physics.
The OSU Brain Initiative is a faculty-driven initiative that will be implemented in several phases:
- Convening interested faculty members from across the university system to plan initial steps of action
- Exploring possible undergraduate and graduate training programs in neuroscience
- Seeking funds for a state-of-the-art neuroscience research center that includes neuroimaging capabilities
- Developing outreach programs to bring brain science to communities throughout Oklahoma