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By Jeff Hansen

Annals of Neurology

2017 – 2018 Civitan International award recipients were honored at a reception on October 19, 2017 at the Civitan International Research Center (CIRC).  A large crowd attended which included not only faculty from the Research Center but also members of the new Civitan International Board of Directors and representatives from the Foundation for Children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (FCIDD).

Dr. Lucas Pozzo-Miller and Dr. Tika Benveniste spoke briefly about the positive impact Civitan International (CI) has had on the CIRC in the past and the bright future of the CIRC.   Other speakers included, John Rynearson, retired CI Executive Vice President; Linda Hadley, FCIDD; Scarlet Thompson, Civitan International Executive Vice President; and Kendyl Massey, Civitan International President, Board of Directors. 

Emerging Scholar awards were granted to Rylie Hightower and Omar Maximo.  The W. John Rynearson Award was given to Mary Phillips and the Whitt Mallory Research Fellow was granted to Nancy Gallus.  Dr. Vladimir Parpura received the McNulty Award.   

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Mary Phillips, Rylie Hightower, Omar Maximo, Nancy Gallus, Dr. Vlad Parpura

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Dr. Tika Benveniste, Nancy Gallus, Dr. Lucas Pozzo-Miller