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FIU Alumnus, Assaf Oshri, was recently awarded a Career Award by the National Institutes of Health to conduct a neuroimaging study of resilience among rural youth.

Assaf graduated with a master’s and Ph.D. in developmental psychology in 2009. Since then, he has earned his post-doctoral degree in developmental psychopathology, became an associate professor at the University of Georgia, and has been conducting research on understanding the development of youth well-being and risk using multi-level research.

“Conducting research is not always easy, but it is very gratifying and intriguing. My research requires continuous learning and development of complex skills. When I teach, I am forced to think through the research process, and by doing so I believe I become a more effective teacher and researcher. I must add that loving what I do and doing what I can to contribute to the well-being of families and youth, is the key to both my research and my teaching success. I also gain tremendous satisfaction in seeing my students develop and gain expertise in research that benefits youth and families,” says Assaf.

Click on the link for the full interview on UGA Today.