Six Penn State investigators have been selected to receive support through the Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute’s KL2 Scholar Program. The program, supported through the NIH’s National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), offers two years of funding in addition to individually tailored research training and mentoring in clinical and translational research. Over the course of the next two years, each scholar will conduct a research project related to clinical and translational science, participate in seminars and courses, and receive mentoring from a team of interdisciplinary researchers.
Dr. Kristina Neely’s project, “The Neurobiology of Inhibitory Motor Control in Adults with ADHD,” aims to identify reliable physiologic signs that characterize motor control deficits in adults with ADHD. Motor impairments are reported in up to 50% of ADHD patients, although no study to date has examined inhibitory motor control in adults with ADHD.