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Derek Hyra, director, MPC

#SPA80for80: Derek Hyra, Director, Metropolitan Policy Center

As a talented, young basketball player, Derek Hyra was introduced to the urban devastation of drugs, gangs, and crime. Director of SPA's new research center, Metropolitan Policy Center, Hyra's experiences translated into public policy initiatives.

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Psychology Prof. Terry Davidson will chair a symposium of scientists next month, the first gathering of its kind that is focused on obesity and cognition in children and adolescents.

Marguerite Jimenez

#SPA80for80: Marguerite Jimenez, SPA/PhD ’13

Marguerite Jimenez, recently named one of 15 White House Fellows for 2014-2015, says she chose SPA "because of the school's historic commitment to public scholarship."