PALM Undergraduate RA Lands E-Board Position!

One of the senior RAs in the PALM, Diana Ugalde, has landed a position on the executive board, as the Education Chair, of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS) in the Honors College at FIU.  PALM is very proud to announce this accomplishment!   Congratulations...

Director of the PALM Featured on the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Website

Dr. Joseph Raiker, the Director of the Program for Attention, Learning, and Memory (PALM), recently had a paper he co-authored featured on the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation website. This paper highlights the use of an empirically-based approach to diagnosing ADHD and provides diagnostic likelihood ratios to clinicians using the ASEBA scales in the assessment of the disorder in hopes of improving diagnosis of the disorder. The project was funded by the National Institutes of Health (R01 MH066647) under the direction of Principal Investigator, Dr. Eric Youngstrom. The team also included Drs. Thomas W. Frazier, Robert L. Findling, Andrew Freeman, Guillermo Perez-Algorta, Joseph Calabrese, and Norah Feeny. To read more, click...

The PALM Director Featured on Local News (880 The Biz)

The director of the Program for Attention, Learning, and Memory (PALM), Dr. Joseph Raiker, was recently featured on the local radio show, hosted by Wanda Myles, on 880 The Biz in Miami. Dr. Raiker provided relevant and timely information regarding the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD as well as local services available to parents and children that may be experiencing difficulties.    ...

Former PALM Undergraduate Research Assistant Honored as a World’s Ahead Graduate

Congratulations to Stephanie Padron, a former superstar undergraduate research assistant with the Program for Attention, Learning, and Memory (PALM) for receiving the well-deserved World’s Ahead Graduate award! Despite the many trials she endured (you can read more about Stephanie’s experience here), she was one of the most responsible, persistent, and hard-working RAs to have worked with the PALM. We are proud to have had her with us and wish her luck with her future...

Congratulations to Mileini!

We would like to congratulate the PALM’s graduate student, Mileini Campez, on the recent acceptance of her poster titled: “The Impact of Methylphenidate on Perceptual and Cognitive Mechanisms Underlying Choice Impulsivity in Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)”, to the 2017 Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) conference. We are very proud of Milieni and are thrilled she will be representing PALM at ABCT this...

The PALM Director Publishes New Collaborative Research Findings

Dr. Joseph Raiker, the Director of the Program for Attention, Learning, and Memory (PALM) recently led a study, in collaboration with his colleagues, assessing the utility of a widely-used clinical rating scale in a community mental health clinic for diagnosing ADHD. This study is the first to provide clinicians with multilevel diagnostic likelihood ratios using these scales in hopes of facilitating their widespread clinical use in the empirically-based assessment of ADHD. You can learn more at the following link in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent...

Congratulations to PALM graduate students!

The PALM’s first graduate student, Mileini Campez, was recently selected to receive a 2017 APAGS Psychological Science Research Grant to fund a joint project with the PALM’s second graduate student, Kelcey Little. We are delighted to have them as representatives of the PALM and look forward to seeing where this work takes them. To read more about this project, please click...

Congratulations to Stephanie P.

PALM would like to congratulate one of our superstar undergraduates, Stephanie Padron, who was recently selected to compete in Nationals for FIU’s mock trial team! Way to represent PALM.

PALM Director Selected to Receive 2016 CHADD Young Scientist Research Award

PALM would like to congratulate our director, Dr. Raiker, on his receipt of one of two 2016 CHADD Young Scientist Research Awards. CHADD is one of the largest advocacy groups for parents and children with ADHD and PALM is delighted that they consider the work that we do as vital to improving the lives of children impacted by this disorder. Dr. Raiker will receive this award at the Annual International Conference on...