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FPG community members at dinner while attending the Society for Prevention Research Annual meeting; group of nine work colleagues seated at long restaurant table
July 15, 2024
It's been an active and productive spring for everyone at the UNC Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute. In this quarterly update, we share a sampling of our new publications, speaking engagements, presentations, trainings, awards, milestones, and more.
Jessica Steinbrenner
July 8, 2024
Utilizing her background as a speech-language pathologist, Jessica Steinbrenner, PhD, centers her research on children with autism, with a focus on school-based interventions and individuals on the spectrum with significant communication needs. Steinbrenner, an associate professor in the Department of Health Sciences of the UNC School of Medicine, is also a faculty fellow at the UNC Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, a role she began in 2021.
Jessica Amsbary
July 2, 2024
Committed to delivering early intervention services in a family-centered way, Jessica Amsbary, PhD, is leading a new project, “Empowering Culturally Diverse Families in Early Autism Intervention for Toddlers.” Amsbary, a technical assistance specialist at the UNC Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (FPG), is collaborating with Jessica Kinard, PhD CCC-SLP. The project will be part of and complement the current modules of the Autism Focused Intervention Resources and Modules (AFIRM).
tamara robertson; african-american woman with short brown hair and cat-eye shaped glasses stands in light-filled hallway
June 26, 2024
Tamara Robertson, MPH, CHES® is a child welfare support specialist with the Implementation Capacity for Triple P (ICTP) projects within the Impact Center at UNC Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (FPG). She also fills the role of Division of Social Services (DSS) Triple P coordinator within the NC Triple P System and works closely with Triple P leaders in the DSS within the NC Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).