2015-2016 Civitan Emerging Scholar Awards
Judges were impressed with the quality and originality of all the proposals received, which made this year’s decision very difficult.
· Svitlana Bach, a postdoctoral fellow in Jeremy Day’s lab, is studying the effects of gestational methylmercury toxicity on the developing brain.
· Pre-doctoral fellow, Jessica Nichols, is a member of Candace Floyd’s lab and is focused on the effect of single and repeated mild traumatic brain injury on neurogenesis.
· The proposal The Effectiveness of a Robot Social Skills Therapy for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder submitted by Jenna Lebersfeld, a member of the Social Technology for Autism Research Lab, was great!
· The selection committee highly recommended Jada Hallengren Vaden’s proposal titled Understanding the regulation of synaptic strength in the cerebellum. Jada is a postdoc fellow in the lab of Dr. Jacques Wadiche in the Department of Neurobiology.
Awards are presented annually to graduate students or postdoctoral fellows in basic or clinical studies whose project represents a distinct advancement to a deeper understanding of the complex constellation of neurodegenerative diseases.
Join us in congratulating these winners!
Debbie Juhlke, President, Civitan International Board of Directors
Jenna Lebersfeld, Civitan Emerging Scholar
David Sweatt, Professor, Director - Civitan International Research Center
Svitlana Bach, Civitan Emerging Scholar
Jada Hallengren Vaden, Whit Mallory Research Fellow
Jessica Nichols, Civitan Emerging Scholar
2015-2016 Whit Mallory Fellow
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!
Building Blocks of Memory