Monthly Archives: March 2017

Dr. Roberts in Washington DC for National Fragile X Syndrome Advocacy Day

Advocating for the Fragile X Community on Capitol Hill!

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National Fragile X Advocacy Day took place February 28th – March 1st, 2017 in Washington D.C.!  Dr. Jane Roberts was proud to be able to attend this annual event along with many other influential interventionists who are fighting for the rights of the Fragile X Community!  Here, Dr. Roberts is pictured with Dejan Budimirovic M.D., medical co-director of the Fragile X Clinic at Kennedy Krieger Institute, as well as  Tracy Stackhouse, and Sarah (“Mouse”) Scharfenaker, the co-founders of Developmental FX in Denver Colorado. Parents, family members and self-advocates living with Fragile X are encouraged to participate in this annual event and make their voices heard!

Hannah Durham with USC mascot Cocky

Congratulations to Hannah Durham on her new position at Duke University!!

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Hannah Durham graduated from USC this past May and is currently a research assistant in our lab. She has accepted a clinical research specialist position at the Center for Autism and Brain Development at Duke University Medical Center! She will be joining a team who is studying the efficacy of umbilical cord blood infusion for improving outcomes of children with autism spectrum disorder. Congratulations!!

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Congratulations to Dr. Abigail Hogan, recipient of the Theodore Tjossem Postdoctoral Travel Award!!

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It is our pleasure to announce that Dr. Abigail Hogan is the recipient of the Theodore Tjossem Postdoctoral Travel Award in the amount of $400.00 to attend the 50th Annual Gatlinburg Conference. This conference continues its tradition as one of the premier conferences in the United States for behavioral scientists conducting research in intellectual and related developmental disabilities. Dr. Hogan will be giving a talk on exciting new findings and attending both evening poster sessions on Wednesday, March 8th and Thursday, March 9th . For more information about the Gatlinburg Conference, please refer to the UC Davis website   

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