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Sara McGrath

Sara Matherly receives travel award for Gatlinburg Conference

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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!


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Anna Porter Awarded First Place

Anna Porter Awarded First Place

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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!


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Emily Schworer

Emily Schworer attending Colorado State

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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!


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Claire Harryman accepted

Claire Harryman accepted to USC School of Medicine

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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!


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Anna Porter Wins At Discovery Day

Anna Porter wins at Discovery Day

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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!


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Geoff Marston Receives Award

Geoff Marston Receives Award

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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.


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Dr Jane Roberts Faculty Profile

Dr Jane Roberts Faculty Profile

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The University of South Carolina College of Arts and Sciences features Dr. Jane Roberts profile on their website. Read Dr Jane Roberts Faculty Profile to hear more about her research on the early diagnosis and treatment of autism and other developmental disabilities.

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Jessi Scherr Interning

Jessi Scherr Interning at Nationwide Children’s Hospital

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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.


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fragile x families in charlotte

Fragile X Families in Charlotte

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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 klusek@mailbox.sc.edu or (803) 777-5676.


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Bridgette Tonnsen Receives Travel Award

Bridgette Tonnsen Receives Travel Award

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Doctoral candidate Bridgette Tonnsen received the APA Division 33 Graduate Student Travel Award for the 48th Annual Gatlinburg Conference on Research and Theory in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Congratulations, Bridgette!


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