Psychological Sciences professor wins Trailblazer Award

Above Photo: Parkinson’s-related problems may include deficits in attention and focus and handling more than one task at once — like talking on the telephone while jotting down notes. Sébastien Hélie, co-director of CEREBBRAL, is developing interventions that retrain the brain, in effect skipping disrupted neural circuitry. READ MORE ABOUT CEREBBRAL

Two associate professors have received Trailblazer Awards for mid-career excellence and impact in research and scholarship.

The Trailblazer Award was launched by the Provost’s Office in January 2017 as an annual award for mid-career faculty members whose recent research, scholarship or creative work has made a significant impact in their disciplines in the College of Education, College of Liberal Arts, College of Health and Human Sciences or Purdue University Libraries.

2019 Trailblazer Award recipients

Sébastien Hélie, associate professor of psychological sciences in the College of Health and Human Sciences.

Hélie takes an interdisciplinary, integrative approach to studying the cognition of learning and problem solving. He uses different methodologies from cognitive psychology, neuroimaging, and computational modeling to study the relation between the brain and cognitive processing. He is a co-director of CEREBBRAL, the Center for Research on Brain, Behavior, and NeuroRehabilitation.

Cheryl Cooky, associate professor of American studies and women’s, gender and sexuality studies in the College of Liberal Arts.

Cooky studies sports, gender and equity. She is interested in social justice as it pertains to girls’ and women’s participation in sports, and has called for a public sociology of sport. She is the co-author of “No Slam Dunk: Gender, Sport and the Unevenness of Social Change.” She has appeared as an expert in several documentary films, television and radio programs, and has been quoted in over 100 national and international news media outlets.

Recipients of the Purdue University Trailblazer Award will receive a plaque of recognition and a monetary prize of $2,000 at the end-of-the-year Faculty Awards Convocation on May 7.

CEREBBRAL Symposium – April 17

The Center for Research on Brain, Behavior, and NeuroRehabilitation (CEREBBRAL) hosts this one-day event, which features keynote speakers, a poster session, a complimentary lunch, and an opportunity to meet the speakers.

What IF we could master our thoughts?

9:30AM-11:00AM / Stewart Center / Room 214
Todd Braver, professor of psychological and biological sciences at Washington University in St. Louis

What IF we could cure Parkinson’s Disease?

1:30PM-3PM / Stewart Center / Room 214
Sheila Fleming, professor of pharmaceutical sciences at Northeast Ohio Medical University

Learn more about CEREBBRAL Symposium