LEND Trainee Receives Young Scientist Award

October 21, 2019

The professional advisory board of Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) has selected Samuel J. Eckrich, MS for a 2019 Young Scientist Research Awards. Sam is a doctoral candidate in the clinical psychology program at University of Central Florida. He is a LEND trainee who is currently completing his pre-doctoral internship at Kennedy Krieger Institute/Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in the behavioral management/neuropsychology track. His research interests revolve around understanding underlying cognitive deficits in ADHD, documenting the educational and psychosocial sequelae of the disorder, and evaluating interventions to ameliorate ADHD-related behavioral and educational difficulties. His research submission was titled, "Identifying Working Memory Deficits in Children with ADHD Using Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy."