Congratulations to Joseph Fetta, a School of Nursing sophomore, who has received a spring 2016 UConn IDEA* grant award from the Office of Undergraduate Research. The award is for his proposal Memory Deficit Due to Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Concussion in Incoming College Students. He will use the funds to screen the incoming class of UConn students regarding their history of TBI and concussion. Following the screening, he will use established instruments to implement and test a memory enhancing intervention. Mr. Fetta’s advisor and mentor is Dr. Angela Starkweather.
Joey also spent the summer at the National Institute of Nursing Research with Dr. Jessica Gill (https://irp.nih.gov/pi/jessica-gill)! He was selected by Dr. Gill based on his interest of traumatic brain injury genetics, as part of the Summer Internship Program https://www.training.nih.gov/programs/sip.