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Amanda Wylie, a graduate student in Developmental Psychology, is the recipient of a 2021-22 UNC Carolina Population Center (CPC) Predoctoral Traineeship.

Trainees are supported by funds from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) T32 grant. The Biosocial Training Program is an interdisciplinary training program that trains scientists to move across disciplinary boundaries and employ creative and integrative approaches to life course health and wellbeing. Pre- and post-doctoral trainees enter from either the social sciences or life sciences and learn how to conduct integrative work across these areas in order to address some of our most pressing health problems. Incoming pre-doctoral trainees assemble a team of two co-mentors and the team will meet regularly to offer recommendations about new activities and opportunities and to provide professional guidance. Each trainee will also be assigned to a funded CPC research project that integrates both health/biological and social sciences. This project will produce manuscripts that lead to presentation and publication in diverse scientific disciplines, while also maintaining work that can be published in the trainees’ home disciplinary area.

Amanda received a Predoctoral Traineeship in Interdisciplinary Training in Life Course Research Program, and she will continue work with her current mentor, Dr. Cathi Propper, and with program preceptors, Dr. Keely Muscatell and Dr. Rebecca Fry. Congratulations, Amanda!

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