Julie Uchitel was recently awarded a Cambridge Marshall Scholarship. This highly-competitive scholarship will fund for her to complete a PhD in Paediatrics under the supervision of Dr. Topun Austin. Julie began at Cambridge as a MPhil student through the Marshall Scholarship, but also received additional funding from the Cambridge Trust in order to complete a PhD. Prior to coming to Cambridge, Julie attended Duke University in the US where she studied Neuroscience and conducted research in paediatric epilepsy at Duke Children’s Hospital. She also previously performed research in pediatric neurology at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. In her PhD, Julie will be using a next-generation diffuse optical tomography (DOT) device to study resting state functional connectivity (RSFC) in newborns, both healthy and pre-term. Specifically, she will be looking at the effects of active and quiet sleep on RSFC and how this differs between term and pre-term babies. Her work is a part of the larger ANIMATE study in the neoLAB, a collaboration between Cambridge and UCL that aims to develop and apply new, wearable, infant-friendly optical brain imaging technology.
Read more about Julie’s journey to Cambridge in her student testimonial.
To find out more about the scholarship, please visit the Marshall Scholars website.