UNCG Campus Weekly

Campus Weekly is published each Wednesday when classes are in session. In the summer, it is published biweekly.

Dr. Esther Leerkes

Photo of Dr. Esther LeerkesDr. Esther Leerkes (Human Development and Family Studies) received a continuation of funding from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development for the project “Biological and Behavioral Predictors of Early School Success.” It involves a novel longitudinal biobehavioral study. “By understanding the emergence of learning engagement and how it is affected by both child and environmental factors as well as the interaction between them, we can develop more effective intervention approaches to increase academic achievement and support children’s adjustment,” the abstract states.