Whit Mallory Fellowship in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities 2013 – 2014

Sarah Gillott, Graduate Student in the Department of Psychology, was named the first Whit Mallory Fellow in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities. Utilizing robot-based tools for social skills interventions this project aims to examine the effect of these technologies in the development of emotional cognition and social skills in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Sarah works in the laboratory of Dr. Maria Hopkins, Assistant Professor in Psychology, and a 2005 Civitan Emerging Scholar.

This competitive fellowship, in the amount of $25,000, will be 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.

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Left to right: Harald Sontheimer, CIRC Director and Sarah Gillott, 2013 Whit Mallory Fellow