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Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

Lab of Adele Diamond




Swarthmore College will award Adele Diamond
an honorary degree
at its 148th commencement
on May 24, 2020


A new study finds that Adele Diamond’s impact
ranks in the top 1/10 of 1% (top 0.01%)
of the top 100,000 scientists
across all fields of science

(Ioannidis et al., 2019; doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.3000384)


Ph.D. student Daphne Ling
recipient of one of the

inaugural IMH Marshall Scholarships
awarded by the
UBC Department of Psychiatry and
Institute of Mental Health


Ph.D. student Daphne Ling awarded
a Travel Award from the International Behavioural Neuroscience Society (IBNS) to attend the meeting in Cairns, Australia
a World Congress Travel Grant from the International Brain Research Organisation (IBRO) to attend the meeting in Daegu, South Korea


Ph.D. student Angela Low
a Fellowship & an invitation to speak at the Early Childhood Scientific Advisory Meeting, Bezos Family Foundation, Phoenix, AZ
a Fellowship to the Mind & Life Summer Research Institute Conference, Garrison, NY


A recent keynote address is online.
It was given at an
International Symposium on Resilient Children at
Monastero di San Biagio, Italy.


One of our publications was selected
as 1 of the 23 most noteworthy publications
in Pediatric Exercise in 2018
and 1 of the 2 most important in
Physical Activity & Cognition in 2018
The publication thus honored is:
Diamond, A., & Ling, D. S. (2019). Aerobic-exercise and resistance-training interventions… published in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience [doi.org/10.1016/j.dcn.2018.05.001]


Invited talk to Bill Gates and some of his thought partners and technical advisors.
at the Gates Foundation, Seattle, WA.


Michael W. Stahl Memorial Graduate
Scholarship (for research on mental illness)
& the Syd Vernon Graduate Student Award
(for working with people with disabilities):
to Ph.D. student
Rena Del Pieve Gobbi, M.A.A.


Doctoral Award — Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS-D) to Honour Nelson Mandela:
awarded to Daphne Ling, B.Sc.

Only one other CIHR recipient received the additional
"Nelson Mandela" distinction during this round.


Interdisciplinary Studies (ISGP) fellowship
awarded to Ph.D. student
Rena Del Pieve Gobbi, M.A.A.
in the Interdisciplinary Studies
Graduate Program (ISGP)



University of Lausanne (Switzerland) Summer Undergraduate Research Programme
to Jasmyne Kassam, B.Sc. candidate,
one of 15 students participating world-wide

Each participant has their expenses covered and will have the opportunity to perform an individual research project