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Erika Successfully Defends Honors Thesis!

April 13, 2022

Our undergraduate research assistant Erika successfully defended her honors thesis over Zoom at the beginning of this month! The title of her thesis was “Connectivity between emotion regulation brain regions in children with ADHD.” We are proud of her and excited to see what she does after graduating!

Flux 2019

September 1, 2019
[Top Left: Kelly Eom with her poster, entitled “Effects of methylphenidate on response control and intrinsic whole-brain functional network organization in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder”
Top Right: Cheyenne Bricken with her poster, entitled “Longitudinal trajectories of cortical thickness from birth to 6 years predict cognitive outcomes at 9 years”
Bottom Left: Mackenzie Woodburn with his poster, entitled “Trajectories of group and individual-level structural brain network organization from birth to childhood and their cognitive relevance”
Bottom Right: Kelly Duffy’s poster, entitled “Intrinsic Functional Network Organization and Failures of Response Control in Children with ADHD”]


From August 30th to September 1st, members of the Cohen Lab visited New York City for Flux 2019! There, they attended presentations, viewed posters, and learned about ongoing research within the field of developmental cognitive neuroscience. Additionally, Kelly Eom, Cheyenne Bricken, and Mac Woodburn presented posters for our Brain Organization in ADHD and Longitudinal Pediatric Brain Development studies. Great job, everyone!


Super Scientist Saturday at the Museum of Life and Science

July 13, 2019

On Saturday July 13, members of the Cohen Lab visited the Museum of Life and Science in Durham, NC for Super Scientist Saturday. Kids and their parents learned about the brain, played trivia for prizes, made brain hats and pipe-cleaner neurons, and heard more about our current studies! Many thanks to the Museum of Life and Science for hosting us; we had a blast!

Shana’s Baby Shower

November 14, 2018

We are excited to announce that we have a new (junior) lab member joining soon! We are so happy for Shana, Simon, and their first little one – Luna. We can’t wait to meet her!


Pin the Baby to the Mommy Game

Enjoying snacks and fun games!

Baby Cohen Lab Members! (From top left to bottom right: Kaeley Jenkins,
Mac Woodburn, Darius Johnson, Anna Covington, Kelly Eom, Jessica Cohen,
Kelly Duff, and Caroline Hoch)

Darius Presents His Poster at Symposium!

July 25, 2018

Cohen Lab’s RA, Darius Johnson, proudly presents his poster, “Implicit Learning and Reward Seeking Behavior in ADHD” at the Summer Undergraduate Pipeline Research Symposium. Great job, Darius!

Flux Satellite Conference 2018

May 8, 2018

Dr. Jessica Cohen and Kelly, along with Dr. Margaret Sheridan and Dr. Eva Telzer help organize UNC-CH’s first FLUX Satellite Conference 2018!

Brain Academy

November 3, 2017

In collaboration with UNC DSN lab, members from the Cohen Lab (Kelly Eom, Sarah Furlong, and Mac Woodburn) welcomed middle school boys around the community to learn more about UNC-CH and about the brain! We all had fun participating in many activities, like brain games and a tour around Howell hall, where we demonstrated many of our facilities for research.