Faculty Member Laura Quiñones Camacho Selected for the Victoria S. Levin Award for Early Career Success in Young Children’s Mental Health Research

Dec. 2, 2021
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Laura Quiñones Camacho

The College of Education congratulates Laura Quiñones Camacho, Ph.D., on being awarded the Society for Research in Child Development’s 2021 Victoria S. Levin Award for Early Career Success in Young Children’s Mental Health Research.

Quiñones Camacho is an assistant professor in the Human Development, Culture, and Learning Sciences Program in the Department of Educational Psychology. Funding from the $25,000 award will go towards training and support in drafting competitive National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) grants to examine behavioral and neurophysiological mechanisms for the parent-to-child transmission of anxiety in primarily Latinx children.

“I am passionate about finding ways to maximize healthy development in Latinx children and leveraging neuroscience techniques to better understand both risk and protective factors in this community,” said Quiñones Camacho. “Receiving the Levin Award means so much to me, and I am excited to see what comes out of this project and the K01 I will submit as part of the award.”

About the Victoria S. Levin Award for Early Career Success in Young Children’s Mental Health Research:

The Victoria S. Levin Award for Early Career Success in Young Children’s Mental Health Research aims to foster early career success in achieving funding for research that is informed by developmental science to address concerns affecting the early foundations of children’s mental health. The award is a non-renewable award of up to $25,000 for promising pre-tenured, early-mid-career investigators.

In 30 years of distinguished service at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Victoria S. Levin's career centered on fostering scientific research that could address the mental health needs of children. The Victoria S. Levin Award for Early Career Success in Young Children's Mental Health Research is established to continue Vicki's legacy in scientific research in examining mental development early childhood and encouraging new scientists to achieve high standards.