The National Fragile X Foundation awarded Sara Matherly a $400 travel award for the 49th Annual Gatlinburg Conference in San Diego, CA. Her work was entitled: Effect of anxiety disorders on functional daily living skills in young adult males with fragile X syndrome. Congratulations Sara!
Undergraduate student Anna Porter attended the South Carolina Upstate Research Symposium where she presented her poster titled The Impact of Maternal Anxiety on Child Language Outcomes in Fragile X Syndrome. The poster was awarded first place in the Psychology and Social Sciences section. Congratulations, Anna!
Emily Schworer will be attending Colorado State University in the Fall of 2015 and pursuing a Ph.D. in Applied Developmental Science. She will be mentored by Dr. Deborah Fidler in the Developmental Disabilities Research Laboratory, working with children with Down syndrome. Congratulations, Emily!
Claire Harryman, an undergraduate research assistant with the Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Lab and a recipient of the USC Magellan Scholar award, has been accepted to the University of South Carolina’s School of Medicine for the fall of 2016. Congratulations, Claire!
Undergraduate student Anna Porter presented her poster titled The Relation Between Anxiety and Heart Rate in Women with the FMR1 Premutation During Direct and Averted Gaze at the 2015 University of South Carolina Discovery Day. The poster received the first place award in the Psychology and Neurosciences B section. Congratulations, Anna!
Congratulations to Geoff Marston, an undergraduate research assistant with the Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Research Lab, for receiving the Capstone Scholars’ Magellan Apprentice award! This award allows promising students to engage in mentored research. Geoff’s project will focus on the relationship between autonomic functioning and cognitive styles in women with the FMR1 premutation.
Jessi Scherr got selected to complete her doctoral internship at a top APA accredited internship site at Nationwide Children’s Hospital with an emphasis in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. She is looking forward to continuing her clinical training in assessment and intervention with children and families that are influenced by developmental disabilities, as well as gaining experience with clinical research.
Do you have a child with fragile X syndrome or the fragile X premutation? We are currently recruiting fragile X families in Charlotte, NC and it’s surrounding areas to participate in our research studies! We are also recruiting women who are carriers of the fragile X premutation who do not have children.
The goal of our studies is to learn about behavioral and language profiles associated with fragile X and the fragile X premutation.
- Participation generally takes about 3 hours.
- Participants may be asked to complete some interviews and tasks that involve words, sentences, and puzzles, depending on the participant’s age and ability level.
- Each participant is compensated for their time and travel.
- We can schedule the assessment at a time that is convenient for you, including weekends.
Want to learn more? Contact Jessica Klusek at firstname.lastname@example.org or (803) 777-5676.
Learn how you can take part in our research