Research Symposium

This event was cancelled due to COVID-19.

This symposium was designed to be a transdisciplinary conference involving units from across campus that would demonstrate the breadth and depth of research at the University related to children and adolescents (defined as prenatal to 22 years) and their families. Within this domain, the event was to identify key research knowledge gaps and opportunities, foster research collaborations, and provide career development opportunities for early career researchers.

University of Michigan faculty, staff, and early career researchers (e.g., students, post-doctoral fellows, etc.) were invited to submit research abstracts that were related to children, adolescents (prenatal to 22 years) and/or their families.

We are pleased to be able to share the poster presentations that were submitted to be posted on this website. We thank each and every poster presenter that intended to share their work at the symposium.

Access the poster presentations

Though we were not able to hold the symposium and present the research awards in front of the audience, we would still like to recognize the terrific work of the awardees:

U-M Faculty Award for Research with Children and Adolescents
Melissa DeJonckheere, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, Medical School
Results of a National Text Message Poll of Youth: Perspectives on Primary Care

U-M Postdoctoral Fellow Award for Research with Children and Adolescents
Ashlee Vance, Ph.D., Research Fellow in Systems, Population and Leadership, School of Nursing
Parenting Self-Efficacy in Fathers of Medically Complex Infants: A Prospective Longitudinal Study

U-M Graduate Student Award for Research with Children and Adolescents
Amanda Ketner Weissman, Ph.D. Candidate, School of Education
Prekindergarten Classroom Organization: Variation Across Children Within Classrooms and Relations to Learning Gains

U-M Staff Award for Research with Children and Adolescents
Jenni Lane, M.A., Senior Program Manager of the Adolescent Health Initiative, Michigan Medicine
Identifying and Supporting Trafficked Youth: A Clinic-wide Approach

U-M Undergraduate Student Award for Research with Children and Adolescents
Marisa Meyer, Undergraduate Student, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
How Educational are ‘Educational’ Apps for Young Children? App Store Content Analysis Using the Four Pillars of Learning Framework