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Fumiko Hoeft

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Fumiko Hoeft MD PhD is a Professor of Psychological Sciences and Director of the Brain Imaging Research Center (BIRC) at University of Connecticut (UConn), and Director of UConn-UCSF brainLENS lab. She also holds appointments at Haskins Labs, UCSF Dyslexia Center and Keio University (in Tokyo).

Hoeft is a clinician and neuroscientist researching the mechanisms of reading development and dyslexia. She is also engaged in translational programs focused on the science of resilience, compensation and socio-emotional competency, as well as developing and validating edtech tools such as: (1) APPRISE that assesses school readiness and dyslexia risk (APPRISEproject.org) as well as (2) Socio-Emotional Toolkit that assesses socio-emotional competencies in those with learning challenges. Hoeft received research training at Harvard, UCLA, Caltech and Stanford, and held faculty positions at Stanford and UCSF previously. Recent honors include awards from the International Dyslexia Association (IDA; 2014), Learning & the Brain Foundation (2015), Int’l Mind Brain & Education Society (IMBES; 2018), and Society for Neuroscience (SfN; 2018). She has published over 130 articles, and has delivered over 160 keynotes, talks and workshops at venues such as local schools, International conferences, TEDx and the White House. Her work has been widely covered in media such as The New York Times, NPR, CNN, the New Yorker, and Scientific American. She also serves on many boards at organizations such as the International Dyslexia Association (IDA) and National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD).
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