ADNiR Initiative


The Center for Cognitive and Behavioral Brain Imaging (CCBBI) recognizes the need for a more diverse body in academia, science, and research. To afford the opportunity of success to undergraduate students, CCBBI is proposing the ADNIR Initiative to provide funding for academic and professional development to individuals from underrepresented groups interested in pursuing a career in research.

Here is the detailed description of the initiative, and here is the application for the initiative.




Congratulations to our 2020 recipients:

Yasmin Gokcen

Yasmin Gokcen

 My name is Yasemin Gokcen and I am a third-year neuroscience major specializing in cognitive and computational neuroscience. I joined Dr. Zeynep Saygin’s lab around springtime of my freshman year, and I have been lucky to take part in fMRI scans of all different ages. I currently plan on going to graduate school, and though I am still discovering the specifics of what I want to study, I most enjoy learning about the language network and applications of neurolinguistics.



Arian Sorani

Arian M. Sorani

 I am a Kurdish international student at The Ohio State University studying psychology. I am interested in using neuroimaging methods to learn more about associations between neural connectivity and psychopathology to improve the diagnosis and treatment of externalizing disorders in children and adolescents. I feel very fortunate to have been selected as an ADNiR scholar and plan to conduct research examining differences in resting-state connectivity in children diagnosed with ADHD at risk for substance abuse in Dr. Theodore Beauchaine’s laboratory.