December 2020 Spotlight

CRECE Early Career Investigator Emily Zimmerman to be promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure

In May 2020, CRECE and ECHO Researcher Emily Zimmerman was officially recommended for promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure. As Project 1 Co-Investigator and the Early Career Investigator for CRECE, this promotion is a major achievement and only one of her many accomplishments during her time with CRECE.

In 2018, Emily received a grant under ECHO for her project titled, “Integration of Non-Nutritive Suck and Eye Tracking as markers of Neurodevelopment across Five ECHO Cohorts,” to expand her research with the non-nutritive suck device, developed in her lab to quantitatively test suck patterns in infants. The ultimate goal of this study is to demonstrate that together NNS and infrared eye tracking measures can assess a broad range of neurofunctions in young infants and that these approaches are sensitive measures of environmental exposures.

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