Committees

The Society encourages all members to participate in the life of the society by taking an active role on a committee.  If you are interested, please contact the committees for further information.

Vision and Visibility

This is a presidential committee. The role of this committee is to evaluate adherence to the society mission/vision, spearhead new initiatives in line with the vision, and increase visibility of the society. This committee also conducts research/assessment of how FIT’NG fits within the broader context of academic societies and develop new relationships and maintain/strengthen existing relationships with stakeholders in order to increase the Society’s outreach and support its initiatives. 

Courtney Filippi (Chair)

Courtney Filippi (Chair)

University of Maryland

Jerod M. Rasmussen (Co-Chair)

Jerod M. Rasmussen (Co-Chair)

University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine

Lindsay Bowman

Lindsay Bowman

University of California Davis

Sam Wass

Sam Wass

University of east london

Sobana Wijeakumar

Sobana Wijeakumar

University of Nottingham

Communications Committee

The committee serves to coordinate communications between FIT’NG, its membership, and the public on matters central to the Society’s vision and mission. The committee advises the board on developing and executing a communication strategy consistent with the Society’s values and priority goals as well as administering and overseeing the website and other Society related electronic/print communications including social media and listerv.

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Kelly Vaughn (Chair)

Kelly Vaughn (Chair)

Children’s Learning Institute, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Claudia Lugo-Candelas (Co-chair)

Claudia Lugo-Candelas (Co-chair)

Columbia University Irving Medical Center/New York State Psychiatric Institute

Roxane Licandro

Roxane Licandro

Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School and Medical University of Vienna

Aiden Ford

Aiden Ford

Neuroscience Program, Emory University & Marcus Autism Center

Elmo Pulli

Elmo Pulli

FinnBrain Birth Cohort Study, University of Turku, Finland

Jetro Tuulari

Jetro Tuulari

FinnBrain Birth Cohort Study, University of Turku, Finland

Saara Nolvi

Saara Nolvi

FinnBrain Birth Cohort Study, University of Turku

Trainee Committee

The Trainee Committee represents the postdocs and students of FIT’NG. Its goals are to organize professional development activities for students and postdocs, ad-hoc networking opportunities based on research interests, and international collaborations between trainees. The committee manages FIT’NG Together events.

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M. Catalina (Cat) Camacho (Chair)

M. Catalina (Cat) Camacho (Chair)

Washington University in St. Louis

Zeena Ammar

Zeena Ammar

Emory University

Alexander Dufford

Alexander Dufford

Yale University

Aiden Ford

Aiden Ford

Emory University

Marta Korom

Marta Korom

University of Delaware

2022 Scientific Program Committee

The Scientific Program Committee was recruited to help select the content and review submissions for the inaugural conference of FIT’NG in 2022. 

Sarah Shultz, Co-Chair
Chad Sylvester, Co-Chair
Alice Graham, Board Liaison
Nora Moog
Ashok Panigrahy
Wei Gao
Elizabeth Norton
Courtney Filippi
Natasha Marrus
Cameron Ellis
Gang Li
Duan Xu
Robert Hermosillo
Jana Hutter
Elina Thomas
Cynthia Rogers
Marc Seal