Kelly Caravella and Jordan Ezell, graduate students working under Jane Roberts in our lab, have been awarded grants sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research. This Support to Promote Advancement of Research and Creativity (SPARC) is given out each year in order to ignite research and creative excellence across all disciplines at USC. Kelly’s work will be Comparing Autism Symptomatology in Young Children with Fragile X Syndrome and Down Syndrome. Jordan will be studying Anxiety in Preschool Children with Autism. Congratulations to both of them for winning this prestigious award which will allow them to pursue their scholarly projects!
Great Read: A grandmother of a newly diagnosed grandson once called me to talk about the diagnosis. “Where is the hope?” she asked https://fragilex.org/2017/community/where-is-the-hope/
We hope that our participant Evelyn enjoyed her birthday trip to the zoo today! It is hard to believe that we have been lucky enough to have them in our study since 2013!
Two of our graduate students, Sara Matherly and Kelly Caravella, will be participating in the South Carolina Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (SC LEND) program during the 2017-2018 year! SC LEND is a training program with the goal of improving access to healthcare and services for children with disabilities and their families by training various professionals in clinical knowledge, advocacy, cultural competence, etc. We are proud to have them represent our lab in this larger state-wide initiative with MUSC, Greenville Health System and other organizations dedicated to the welfare of South Carolinians.
We were honored to host Dr. Jamie McPartland of Yale University, who provided expertise on the development, implementation and interpretation of electrophysiological indicators of social perception in children. Dr. McPartland is a key consultant on our NIH grant entitled Emergence and stability of Autism in Fragile X Syndrome.
We are proud of the researchers-in-training who presented at the NDD Lab Undergraduate Research Showcase on July 20th! The NDD Lab is committed to consistently providing education and training opportunities for many undergraduates at the University of South Carolina, which is currently classified as an R1 Research Institution by the Carnegie Commission on higher education.
Most of our families really know how to have fun and that is what makes us want to come to “work” each day!! These three participants were absolutely fabulous during their visit to our lab last week and so we gave them STICKY hands as prizes! That’s when things just got silly;)
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