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Shady El Damaty

NIJ Graduate Research Fellow
Georgetown University Medical Center

Shady El Damaty is a Ph.D. candidate in Neuroscience at Georgetown University Medical Center. He works with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to research the developing teenage brain in relation to violence exposure and antisocial attitudes. Shady says, "The NIJ GRF provided kindling that allowed me to start my own research project, fusing neuroimaging with prevention research to benefit developing adolescents. The support for research expenses covered participant fees and MRI scanning costs and supplies, allowing me to fully self-fund my dissertation research." He adds, "I hope that my research can be translated into tools for parents, guidance counselors, and prevention science practitioners."

Learn more about Shady's GRF-STEM fellowship.

Date Created: July 17, 2019