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Forty-three Years of Educational Excellence for English Learners & Biliteracy for All

March 28 - 31, 2018

Sacramento Convention Center
Sacramento, California 


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Fumiko Hoeft

UConn/UCSF
Professor & Director
SF Bay Area CA & CT USA
Fumiko Hoeft, MD, PhD, is Professor and Director of Brain Imaging Research Center (BIRC) at University of Connecticut (UConn), and Director of Laboratory for Learning Engineering and Neural Systems (brainLENS) located at UCONN/UCSF. She also plays leadership roles at UCSF Dyslexia Center and at Haskins Laboratories. She is a psychiatrist and a cognitive neuroscientist who earned her degrees from Keio University in Tokyo, Japan. Her current research program focuses on the brain mechanisms underlying learning, reading acquisition and dyslexia, as well as educationally relevant concepts such as motivation, resilience, and stereotype threat. Her team also develops translational tools such as a universal school readiness and dyslexia screener app as well as a toolkit that assesses socio-emotional competencies. She received research training at Harvard, Caltech and Stanford and served on faculty at Stanford and UCSF. 
Recent honors include awards from the International Dyslexia Association (IDA; 2014), Learning & the Brain Foundation (2015), University of California Office of the President (2016), Int’l Mind Brain & Education Society (IMBES; 2018), and Society for Neuroscience (SfN; 2018). She has published over 130 articles, reviews and book chapters, 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), and Bay Area Discovery Museum’s (BADM) Center for Childhood Creativity (CCC).


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