October 21, 2008
For immediate release
Sara Walker and Aaron Estrada, doctoral candidates at UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School, are presenting research at the National Academy of Neuropsychology annual conference October 24 in New York. Their poster entitled “Neuropsychological Differences as a Function of Ethnicity and First Language Among a College Sample” discusses a study that examines the neuropsychological test performance of students who differed in terms of ethnicity and first language, and explores the use of ethnicity as a common grouping variable in multicultural research.
The National Academy of Neuropsychology was founded in 1975 and has developed into a vibrant organization of scientist-practitioners, clinicians, and researchers in the field of neuropsychology. Current membership totals over 3300 active members, with representation by 24 countries. The involvement and contributions of the diverse membership will ensure NAN’s continued success as a professional organization well into the future.
Aaron Estrada presented research at the National Academy of Neuropsychology annual conference in 2007. Both Estrada and Walker presented at the Society for Personality Assessment Convention in 2007. Sara Walker won 2nd place in the American Psychological Association, Division 50 (Addictions) student poster competition in 2007, was named a Gevirtz School Dean’s Council Scholar, and won the Hosford Award for Excellence in Professional Behavior in 2006.
[Sara Walker and Aaron Estrada are available for interviews; contact George Yatchisin at 805 893 5789]
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