Dr. Marusak is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences at Wayne State University (WSU) School of Medicine in Detroit Michigan. Dr. Marusak received her PhD in Translational Neuroscience from WSU and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Dr. Christine Rabinak’s Translational Neuropsychopharmacology lab in the WSU Department of Pharmacy Practice. Dr. Marusak directs the WSU THINK Lab, which focuses on pediatric anxiety, understanding the impact of childhood trauma/adversity on neural development, and using that knowledge to improve interventions that can enhance mental health in pediatric populations. Dr. Marusak received postdoctoral fellowships from the National Institute of Mental Health and the American Cancer Society, and is currently funded by a K01 Mentored Research Scientist Career Development Award from the National Institute of Mental Health. Dr. Marusak is also a Science Advisor for the nonprofit organization Kids Kicking Cancer, and is a Scientific Member of the Karmanos Cancer Institute.
How Kids Can Benefit from Mindfulness Training
Now that 2021 is here, many are looking for new ways to manage stress. Although mindfulness and meditation are not new – there is evidence suggesting that humans have been practicing meditation for more than 5,000 years – many are turning to these techniques to improve overall well-being. Mindfulness is a technique that involves paying attention to what’s happening …