Neurology Grand Rounds provides a varied program that offers clinical and basic research updates in Neurology with respect to diagnosis and management of Neurological disorders and advances in Neuroscience. Grand Rounds plays an important role in resident and medical student education. This is a principal form for both intra and interdepartmental education and collaboration regarding advances in clinical and basic neurosciences. Grand Rounds also places a special emphasis on opportunities for our senior residents and fellows to present research or special projects completed prior to graduation. Grand Rounds is an opportunity for interviewing faculty to present their expertise in the latest research or updates on Neurological disease.
Dr. Poole is interested in the social policy implications of basic research in language and cognitive development. Her primary research program, on children's eyewitness testimony, has been funded by grants from The National Institute of Health and the national Science Foundation. Recently, she has been translating findings from these projects into guidelines for conducting investigative interviews. In addition to a recent book on this topic, she wrote the investigative interviewing protocol and training program that recently was adopted by the State of Michigan's Governor's Task Force on Children's Justice. She also writes on other topics with policy implications, as illustrated by recent papers on the heritability concept and gender differences in scientific knowledge. Her textbook on lifespan development, The Story of Human Development, is published by Prentice Hall.