Success Stories: EB-1A Approved for a Researcher in New York in the Field of Psychology

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We Received EB1-A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) Approval on September 19th, 2014 for a Researcher in New York in the Field of Psychology (Approval Notice)

General Field: Psychology

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Researcher

Country of Origin: China

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: New York

Approval Notice Date: September 19th, 2014

Processing Time: 9 Months, 3 Days (including time to respond to RFE)

Case Summary:

In this case, the client that we had the pleasure of working with was a Researcher from China in the field of Psychology. She conducts her research in the highly specialized areas of human brain imaging and developmental cognitive neuroscience. Specifically, her research addresses some of our nation’s most pressing issues in understanding traumatic brain injuries in both adults and children. Her work had resulted in at least 19 peer-reviewed scientific articles (15 in English and 4 in Chinese), 1 English book chapter, as well as 25 presentations at international conferences. At the time that her case was filed, her publications had been cited at least 144 times by researchers around the world, serving as apparent and objective evidence of her major influence and impact on the field of endeavor, in addition to her sustained international acclaim. She had also conducted 14 manuscript reviews for 9 distinctive, internationally circulated journals. Moreover, she had reviewed 25 conference abstracts for an annual meeting. Her superior level of expertise was confirmed in the following quote from an independent recommender, “TBI is a major public health concern worldwide. In the United States alone, there are about 1.7 million cases of TBI every year, 75% of which were classified as mild in nature. Due to this, countless mild TBI go underdiagnosed, undiagnosed, or misdiagnosed every year. Identifying objective neuroimaging and behavioral markers sensitive to mild TBI is critically important, and [client]’s work in brain imaging has advanced this goal. Interdisciplinary research truly is the future of psychology, and [client]’s broad research background fits swell in this important area.” It was our goal to prove that our client qualified for classification as an Alien of Extraordinary Ability given that she sought to remain in the United States to continue work in the area of Psychology, and that her continued research would substantially and prospectively benefit the United States. With the proof and documentation that we provided, her case was approved in 9 months and 3 days.


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