Welcome to the Program for Attention, Learning, and Memory (PALM)

The Program for Attention, Learning, and Memory (PALM) is dedicated to positively impacting the lives of children and families struggling with ADHD. This is accomplished by two overarching research arms.

  • The first arm of our program is focused on advancing our understanding of neurocognitive deficits (e.g., attention, memory) in children with ADHD. Specifically, we examine how deficits in areas of neurocognition interact to adversely impact core areas of functioning (e.g., attention problems, learning). Developments in this area will lead to an improved understanding of potential causes of many of the difficulties experienced by children with ADHD as well as novel treatment targets.
  • The second arm of our program is focused on examining how a better understanding of neurocognition in individuals with ADHD might be used to improve already existing treatments as well as develop novel treatments targeted at improving underlying neurocognitive dysfunction. Our ultimate hope is that developments in these areas will lead to sustained improvements in functioning for individuals and families dealing with ADHD, particularly as they relate to learning outcomes.

Whitney is selected for CHIPS fellowship!

We’d like to recognize Dr. Whitney Fosco, who was awarded the CHIPS fellowship. CHIPS (Child Intervention, Prevention, & Services) is an interdisciplinary training consortium which provides opportunities for early career scholars to develop research in intervention, prevention, and provision of services for children and adolescents. After training at the consortium for a week, each mentee will receive a year of supervision by a mentor to help facilitate research goals. Congratulations,... read more

Congratulations Whitney, Mileini, Kelcey, Jessica, and Morgan!

The International Society for Research in Child and Adolescent Psychopathology is a biannual conference in which scientists from around the world attend to share research specific to improving the lives of youth with mental health disorders. Recently, there was a call for poster submissions to the conference. Whitney, Mileini, Kelcey, Jessica, and Morgan all submitted abstracts to the conference and all five of them were accepted for presentation at the conference.... read more

The PALM Director Receives CASE Award

Dr. Raiker received an award through the College of Arts, Sciences, and Education in September. The award recognized his contributions to research and scholarship in Science. To see all of the CASE award recipients, click... read more