Dr. Stephanie Riès, from the School of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, along with her colleagues, Eric Halgren(UCSD Neurosciences), Sharona Ben-Haim(UCSD Neurosurgery), Jerry Shih(UCSD Neurosciences), has been awarded a 50,000 dollar grant by the Kavli Institute for Brain and Mind(KIBM). This award is for their research in Cognitive Control of Word Retrieval in Speech Production through Cortical Layers. KIBM grants awards for innovative research, especially research focused on ideas that bridge brain and mind organization levels, with the goal of stimulating testing hypotheses for which no standard funding stream is available. Preference is given to collaborative proposals, those representing several disciplines and/or laboratories and for projects that catalyze new collaborative research. Another goal of this program is to generate preliminary data leading to new grant funding from other agencies.