A special check presentation was made to Dr. David Sweatt, Director of Civitan International Research Center, and Dr. Andrew Kennedy on November 17, 2015 at the Civitan International Research Center for proceeds raised at a charity event sponsored by AEgis Technologies.  This past September, AEgis Technologies, a company based in Huntsville, Alabama, sponsored the first annual Love for Lakely charity golf tournament.  The fundraiser was held in honor of Lakely Stapler, who was diagnosed with Pitt Hopkins Syndrome at the age of 13.  Lakely’s mother, Teresa Smith, is a longtime AEgis employee.  Proceeds totaled close to $21,000 and will benefit the Pitt Hopkins Research Foundation.  Event organizers were Joanna Douglass, Debbie Collins, Cindy Baine, Donna Vaughan, and Charlie Douglas.

Pictured below: Debbie Collins, Joanna Douglass, Teresa Smith, Dr. David Sweatt, and Dr. Andrew Kennedy
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Students in the 6th grade at Brock's Gap Intermediate School in Hoover, Alabama recently participated in a project to design a precision medicine laboratory at the Civitan International Research Center.  The goal was to design the layout of a neuroscience bioinformatics lab.  The task presented to the students was "What should a neuroscience bioinformatics lab look like?"  Using their imaginations and creative genius, their ideas were viewed at a reception attended by the Civitan International Board of Directors, UAB dignitaries, faculty and staff.    Kudos to the students for all their hard work!!!

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