Norma Jean Nowak, PhD, a renowned research scientist, educator,
collaborator and entrepreneur, has been named executive director of
the University at Buffalo’s New York State Center of
Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences (CBLS).
A neuroimaging study by a University at Buffalo psychologist
suggests that phonics, a method of learning to read using knowledge
of word sounds, shouldn’t be overlooked in favor of a
whole-language technique that focuses on visually memorizing word
patterns, a finding that could help improve treatment and diagnosis
of common reading disorders such as dyslexia.