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Dr. Fumiko Hoeft, one of UConn’s preeminent researchers and director of its Brain Imaging Research Center (BIRC), has been selected to serve as interim director of the UConn Waterbury campus.

Dr. Hoeft is among the nation’s top researchers in studying the brain’s function to better understand the neural mechanisms of brain development, literacy, dyslexia, and related issues.

She is also deeply involved in mentoring students, community outreach, promoting diversity and inclusion, and service to the University.

She is honored and excited to accept the interim director appointment because of the strong sense of community at UConn Waterbury and in the city itself, and because its diversity brings such strength and opportunity for partnerships, economic growth, and social entrepreneurship.