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Theodore Tjossem Postdoctoral Awards Session

April 11, 2023 from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Chair: Rodney Samaco, Baylor College of Medicine


  • Adaptive behavior in adults with Down syndrome: Change over time and in connection to biomarkers of Alzheimer’s disease, Emily  Schworer, University of Wisconsin Madison; Benjamin Handen, University of Pittsburgh; Melissa Peterson, University of North Texas Health Science Center; Jamie  Peven, University of Pittsburgh; Sharon Krinsky-McHale, New York State Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities; Christy L. Hom-University of California, Irvine School of Medicine Brad T. Christian-University of Wisconsin-Madison Sigan L. Hartley-University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Pubertal effects on executive functioning among autistic and non-autistic youth: A cross-sectional study, Jenny Mai Phan, Children’s National Hospital; Ann Clawson, Children’s National Hospital; John  Strang, Children’s National Hospital; Gregory  Wallace, George Washington University; Rebecca Persky, Children’s National Hospital; Lauren Kenworthy, Children’s National Hospital Alexis Khuu, Children’s National Hospital GENDAAR Research Consortium
  • Racial disparities in access to exome sequencing for children with neurological disorders: When in the diagnostic trajectory do they appear?, Jordan Cole, Washington University; Angela Keith, Washington University; Joyce Balls-Berry, Washington University; Christina Gurnett, Washington University

Please note that an additional awardee, Catherine Laverty, will present her paper in the symposium: Multi-method approaches to understanding self-injurious behaviour

Read about this year’s Travel Award Recipients.