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Dr. Selin Zeytinoglu Awarded F32 Fellowship


Dr. Selin Zeytinoglu Awarded F32 Fellowship from the National Institute of Mental Health

Dr. Selin Zeytinoglu was awarded an F32 fellowship from the NIH's National Institute of Mental Health in which she will be working on her project, Mother-Child Dynamics in the Transmission of Social Anxiety: The Roles of Maternal Verbal Communication and Child Attention.

Dr. Selin Zeytinoglu is a current postdoctoral fellow involved in the Child Development Lab in the Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology at the University of Maryland. Dr. Zeytinoglu examines the roles of parental characteristics (i.e., mental health, temperament) and parenting behaviors (i.e., verbal communication) in children’s fear learning and development of anxiety problems. She uses behavioral, physiological, and neural approaches in studying aspects of children’s socioemotional development.

The F32 fellowship she received from the NIH's National Institute of Mental Health is designed to support the research training of highly promising postdoctoral candidates. These candidates have the potential to become productive, independent investigators in scientific health-related research fields relevant to the missions of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers. The duration of F32 fellowships usually ends after about three years of research help and training. 

Dr. Zeytinoglu proceeds to pioneer through the field of family and childhood development. She has submitted further grants to work on another project, Investigating Children’s interracial Social Fear Learning Through Mother-Child Conversations. Dr. Zeytinoglu continues her research at the University of Maryland, finding innovative answers to child development hypotheses and research questions.