Each year the UAB Civitan International Research Center helps fund the research of Emerging Scholars, the Whit Mallory Research Fellow and the Civitan McNulty Scientist. The Emerging Scholars and Whit Mallory Research Fellow awards are chosen by a distinguished panel of faculty from proposals submitted for review. The McNulty Civitan Scientist award is bestowed on a faculty member who has exhibited exemplary leadership in the field of Developmental Disabilities research. Each awardee receives funding to pursue their research projects. Civitan International and the Foundation for Children with Intellectual Disabilities are instrumental in funding these annual research awards. For more information about the projects being funded and the award recipients please read this two-page PDF file. Shown below left to right are: Jo Ann O'Toole, executive director of the Foundation for Children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities; Nicholas Boyle, Emerging Scholar, Qiangqiang Xia, Ph.D., Emerging Scholar; Dr. Craig Powell, director CIRC; Patsy Perkal, President Civitan International; Helen Root, Whit Mallory Research Fellow; and Kristina Visscher, Ph.D., Civitan McNulty Scientist.
Photo of award winners.