Martha Farah

Martha J. Farah, Walter H. Annenberg Professor of Natural Sciences and Director of the Center for Neuroscience & Society, University of Pennsylvania

Martha received her education from MIT and Harvard and taught at Carnegie-Mellon University before joining Penn. Her research has ranged widely, from vision at the back of the brain to executive function at the front.  Her current interests focus on the effects of early socioeconomic deprivation on brain development, studied using behavioral, neuroendocrine and neuroimaging methods. Martha is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences as well as several academic organizations. She is also a former Guggenheim Fellow and recipient of honors including the National Academy of Science’s Troland Research Award and the Association for Psychological Science’s lifetime achievement award.

Her talk is titled “Severe childhood stress and the challenges of translational science.”

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