Kennedy Foundation Selects 2010 Fellows: Two AUCD Network Members Selected
AUCD is proud to congratulate two network members on their acceptance into the 2010 Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr., Foundation Public Policy Fellowship program. Michael Gamel-McCormick, PhD (DE UCEDD) and Jeffrey Okamoto, PhD (HI LEND) began their fellowships on July 1, 2010. Click here to read more.
Marie Anzalone, ScD (VA LEND) Receives 2011 Fulbright Scholarship
The Fulbright Program, America's flagship international educational exchange program, is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Recipients of Fulbright awards are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields. Click here to read more.
Paul Lipkin, PhD (MD LEND) Named Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellow
Dr. Paul Lipkin, Director of the Center for Development and Learning at the Kennedy Krieger Institute has been named a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellow. Dr. Lipkin will be working on Capitol Hill, bringing his perspectives regarding children with special needs to major health care policy decisions. Click here to read more.
Molly Cole (CT UCEDD) Recognized As One of the Groundbreakers Who Made the Promise of the ADA a Reality in Connecticut
Molly Cole, Associate Director at the A.J. Pappanikou Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities is being recognized as one of the groundbreakers that made the promise of the ADA a reality in Connecticut. These groundbreakers are the advocates who were willing to picket, fight and litigate to disrupt the status quo and demand a new inclusive society. Click here to read more.
People on the Move
Karen Edwards, MD, MPH Assumes the Role of LEND Director at CCHMC
Karen Edwards, MD, MPH joined the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center as Director of Training and Director of the LEND Training Program in July 2010. Dr. Edwards was the Director of the LEND Program and Director of Education and Training at the Westchester Institute for Human Development (WIHD) in Westchester, NY. Click here to read more.
Cathy Pratt PhD (IN UCEDD) Has Stepped Down as Chair, Board of Director's of the Autism Society of America (ASA)
Cathy Pratt, Director of the Indiana Institute and Disability and Community's Indiana Resource Center for Autism has stepped down as Chair, Board of Director's of the Autism Society of America (ASA), after six years in that position according to James Ball Ed.D., BCBA-D, President and CEO of JB Autism Consulting and newly appointed Chair of the ASA Board. Pratt will continue her work on the ASA Board as the Immediate Past Chair. Click here to read more.
Sandra Friedman, M.D., M.P.H, Appointed as the Associate Director of the Colorado UCEDD and LEND
JFK Partners, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine (UCDSOM), is pleased to announce the appointment of Sandra Friedman, MD, MPH, Section Head of Neurodevelopmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, UCDSOM, as Associate Director of the Colorado University Center of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities and Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Program. Click here to read more.
MCHB, AUCD, and LENDs Represented at International Newborn Hearing Screening Conference
The 10th Anniversary of the International Newborn Hearing Screening Conference was held in June 2010 in Cernobbio, Italy. The theme of this year's conference was Beyond Newborn Hearing Screening: Infant and Childhood Hearing in Science and Clinical Practice. Approximately 500 delegates from 60 countries attended. Several AUCD members and partners presented at the conference. Click here to read more.
UNMC Munroe-Meyer Institute Hosts Special Olympics Health Symposium
A recent Special Olympics Health Symposium, sponsored in part by the Munroe-Meyer Institute at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC), highlighted the health concerns faced by people with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Click here to read more.