The 2015 – 2016 Whit Mallory Research Fellow in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Award goes to Jada Hallengren Vaden. Jada was honored at a reception attended by representatives of the Civitan International Board of Directors, UAB dignitaries, various faculty and staff. The selection committee was impressed with Jada’s proposal titled Understanding the regulation of synaptic strength in the cerebellum. Jada's work ethic and dedication helped the judges with their decision.

The competitive fellowship is presented annually to a graduate student or postdoctoral fellow in basic or clinical studies whose project represents a distinct advancement to a deeper understanding of the complex constellation of neurodegenerative diseases.

Jada is a postdoc fellow in the lab of Dr. Jacques Wadiche in the Department of Neurobiology. Join us in congratulating Jada in her most recent accomplishment!

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