Research Unplugged starts with talk on children's attention disorders

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Research Unplugged, the speaker series that brings Penn State researchers into the community for lively public discussions, will kick off its fall season on Oct. 11 with a talk led by Lisa Gatzke-Kopp on "The ABCs of ADHD: Inside the Brains of Kids with Attention Deficit & Hyperactivity Disorders."

Gatzke-Kopp, assistant professor of human development and family studies, investigates the biological interface between the environment and brain development and its impact on the development of psychopathology in children. She is particularly interested in how children develop behavior problems such as aggression and hyperactivity.

Earlier this year, Gatzke-Kopp received the National Science Foundation's most prestigious award given in support of junior faculty members, the CAREER award, in recognition of her outstanding research and teaching.

Research Unplugged events are held on Thursdays beginning at 12:15 p.m. in the Downsbrough Community Room of Schlow Centre Region Library, on Allen Street in downtown State College.

The programs are free and open to the public, with complimentary light refreshments available. Schlow Library offers limited free parking starting at 11:45 a.m.

Research Unplugged is sponsored by Penn State's Office of the Vice President for Research and the Office of University Relations and Schlow Library.

Visit http://www.rps.psu.edu/unplugged/ for more information about Research Unplugged's fall season, which runs through Nov. 15.

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Last Updated October 08, 2012