The Center for the Developing Adolescent in the News

Statement: Endorsement of the Inclusion of Adolescents in the New NICHD Strategic Plan (and How They Can Go Even Farther)

To the NICHD Strategic Working Group:

As the Leadership Team of the Center for the Developing Adolescent, we are excited to see that adolescence has been included in the NICHD Strategic Plan Fiscal Years 2020–2024, specifically under Research Theme #5: Improving Health During the Transition from Adolescence to Adulthood.

Posted on February 8, 2019

Center Board Member Dr. Adriana Galván Awarded a 2019 Troland Research Award

UCLA's Dr. Adriana Galván, a member of the Center's Board and founding leadership team, has been awarded a 2019 Troland Research Award for her pioneering work studying adolescent brain development and behavior and its impact on policy and juvenile justice. 

Two Troland Research Awards of $75,000 are given annually for unusual achievement by investigators under 40 years old. The winners will be honored in a ceremony on Sunday, April 28, during the National Academy of Sciences' 156th annual meeting.

Posted on January 23, 2019

Detecting Depression: Phone Apps Could Monitor Teen Angst

Center board member Nick Allen talked to reporter Lindsey Tanner about how smartphone apps may soon be able to detect adolescent depression to get real-time help to those who need it.

Posted on January 3, 2019

How Can We Improve a Teen's Brain? One Sleep Study May Have a Simple Answer—Good Pillows.

Center board member Adriana Galván's study on adolescent sleep, this time in the Washington Post, shows that something as basic as a comfortable pillow can make a difference. Also important: the consistency of sleep each night.

Posted on November 30, 2018

Neuroscientists Identify a Surprising Low-Tech Fix to the Problem of Sleep-Deprived Teens

UCLA neuroscientist (and Center board member) Adriana Galván writes about her research on adolescents' need for quality sleep, and how a surprisingly simple, low-cost fix might help them get more of it.

Posted on November 13, 2018