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PNS Student Award Winners

May 3, 2013 — Kelly E. Jones, M.S., a sixth year neuropsychology student in the Clinical Psychology PhD program, won the John E. Gordon Dissertation Award ($1500).  This award is co-sponsored by the Philadelphia Neuropsychology Society and Clinical Neuropsychology Associates and is designed to provide financial support for graduate dissertation research on the basis of its relevance, innovation, and scientific contribution to the field of clinical neuropsychology.  Kelly's project, entitled, "The Relationship Between Executive Functioning and Adaptive Functioning in Pediatric Sickle Cell Disease," is being carried out under the mentorship of Dr. Brian P. Daly, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Drexel University, and Dr. Reem A. Tarazi, Assistant Professor, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children.

Kristina E. Patrick, M.S., BCaBA, a second year neuropsychology student in the Clinical Psychology PhD program, won the President's Award ($250) from the Philadelphia Neuropsychology Society (PNS). This is one of two student awards offered by PNS in support and recognition of neuropsychology students who demonstrate excellence in research.  Kristina's project, entitled, "Word Learning Strategies of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders", was carried out under the mentorship Dr. Felicia Hurwitz, Assistant Professor of Psychology, and Dr. Doug Chute, Professor of Psychology, both of Drexel University.

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