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Lauren O'Connell named 2020 Pew Scholar

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Assistant Professor Lauren O'Connell was among 22 early-career researchers selected to join the Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences. These talented scientists will receive four years of funding to invest in foundational research to pursue scientific breakthroughs and advance human health.

"Pew is proud to support these promising researchers as they conduct world-class research to address biomedicine’s most complex questions,” said Rebecca W. Rimel, Pew’s president and CEO. “They join a group of distinguished scientists who have worked for decades to advance science and protect public health.”

O'Connell will utilize Pew support to identify the neural circuits that prompt infants to cry when hungry.