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The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Building at 1741 Ashland Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21205

Free Event

Join us for the second annual Hybrid Gary W. Goldstein Research Symposium!

An Institute-wide celebration of the research activities of faculty members, staff members and trainees, this exciting event will provide employees and trainees with the opportunity to present preliminary and completed research projects, as well as make connections with their research colleagues.

We developed Research Day as way to foster collaborations and provide a way to highlight the many research activities that take place throughout the Institute. Share and be recognized for your work!

Sessions will be held to highlight:
•    Trainees
•    Investigators
•    Goldstein Research Innovation Fund awardees (including announcing new awardees!)

If you have any trouble joining the Virtual portion of this event, please email





8:45 a.m.               


Trainees Session I 

9:00 – 9:05 a.m.                     
Formalizing Clinical Workflow for Social Work Service in the Infant Neurodevelopment Center
Ruth Getachew

9:05 – 9:10 a.m.                     
Neurodevelopmental Outcomes of Neonates with Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy: Role of Socioeconomic Vulnerability

Srishti Jayakumar

9:10 – 9:15 a.m.                     
Presymptomatic Treatment in Children with Sturge-Weber Syndrome

Chelsea Valery

9:15 – 9:20 a.m.                     
R183Q GNAQ Leptomeningeal and Cerebrovascular Mouse Model of Sturge-Weber syndrome

Meghan McCann

9:20 – 9:25 a.m.                     
Toward Improving Caregiver Engagement in Behavioral Parent Training Programs

Josh Mellott

9:25 – 9:30 a.m.                     
Exercise Capacity and Physical Fitness in Children and Adolescents After Kawasaki Disease

Kristen McCormick

9:30 – 9:50 a.m.                     
Q & A Session


Trainee Session II 

10:00 – 10:05 a.m.                 
Service Initiation For Developmental Disabilities Declines With Age In A Nationally Representative Sample

Benjamin Schindel

10:05 – 10:10 a.m.                 
Ultra-high field imaging of the cerebellar dentate nucleus reveals region-specific patterns of functional connectivity
Laura Rice

10:10 – 10:15 a.m.                 
Components of Cognitive Control are Differentially Impaired in Girls and Boys with ADHD

Beatrice Ojuri

10:15 – 10:20 a.m.                 
The Effectiveness of Intrathecal Baclofen Pump Therapy for Patients with Cerebral Palsy or Brain Injury in Relation to Function, Quality of Life and Goal Achievement Measures

Kara Towles

10:20 – 10:25 a.m.                 
Fatigue Reflects an Affective Response to Dyshomeostasos and is Part of an Allostatic Strategy

Agostina Casamento-Moran

10:25 – 10:30 a.m.                 

10:30 – 10:50 a.m.                 
Q & A Session

11:00- 11:50 a.m...                 
Goldstein innovation Awards
Eboni Lance, MD

New Awardees Announced Immediately following

12:45 – 1:00 p.m.                   
Research Administration

Jeremy Corsmo

Faculty and Staff Session III

1:00 – 1:15 p.m.                     
Neurobiological evidence for the role of executive functions in reading fluency among children with dyslexia

Tzipi Horowitz, PhD

1:15 – 1:20 p.m.                     
Q & A Session

1:20 – 1:35 p.m.                     
Treating Black Racial Trauma: A Culturally Tailored Behavioral Intervention Presented to Englanders of Black Ancestry

Jennifer Payne, PhD, LCSW-C

1:35 – 1:50 p.m.                     
Q & A Session

1:50 – 2:05 p.m.                     
Responsivity as a Novel Potential Outcome for Severe-to-Profoundly Impacted Individuals with SCN2A-Related Disorders

Natasha Ludwig, PhD

2:05 – 2:10 p.m.                     
Q & A Session


Faculty and Staff Session IV 

2:10 – 2:25 p.m.                     
Expanding the Cognitive Phenotype of KAT6A Syndrome: Nonverbal and Social Skills in Late vs. Early Truncating Variants

Rowena Ng, PhD

2:25 – 2:30 p.m.                     
Q & A Session

2:30 – 2:45 p.m.                     
FMR1 gene premutation: frequencies of multispecialty disorders and psychotropic drugs and non-drug treatments in patients at KKI

Dejan Budimirovic, MD

2:45 – 2:50 p.m.                     
Q & A Session

2:50 – 3:05 p.m.                     
Clinical gait analysis using video-based pose estimation: multiple perspectives, clinical populations, and measuring change

Ryan Roemmich, PhD

3:05 – 3:10 p.m.                     
Q & A Session

3:15 p.m.