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Awards and Honors

Posted by on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 in Around the Mall, Summer 2014.

Paul Yoder earned a 5-year $2.1M grant to study siblings of children with ASD. (Photo by Warren Goldswain/

Yoder, Warren earn $2.1M grant for autism sibling study

Professor of Special Education Paul Yoder and Associate Professor of Pediatrics Zachary Warren received a five-year, $2.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study communication interventions for younger siblings of children with autism spectrum disorder. The study, in collaboration with the University of Washington, begins in September. Read more.

Ford earns NAACP Image Award nomination

Donna Y. Ford, professor of special education, was among the nominees for the 45th NAACP Image Awards. She was selected in the category of Outstanding Literary Work—Instructional for her book Recruiting and Retaining Culturally Different Students in Gifted Education (Prufrock Press, 2013). Read more.

Kaiser receives CEC Lifetime Achievement Award

Ann Kaiser, Susan Gray Professor of Education and Human Development, was honored with the J. E. Wallace Wallin Lifetime Achievement Award by the Council for Exceptional Children. Read more.

Benbow, Murphy recognized in ‘Ed Week’ ranking

Eleven members of Peabody faculty were named in the 2014 Edu-Scholar Public Presence Rankings, compiled annually by Education Week blogger Rick Hess. In the top 25 were Camilla Benbow, Patricia and Rodes Hart Dean of Education and Human Development and professor of psychology; and Joseph Murphy, Frank W. Mayborn Professor of Education. Read more.

Gilchrist awarded Madison Sarratt Prize

Leigh Gilchrist, assistant professor of the practice of human and organizational development, was honored at Spring Faculty Assembly with the Madison Sarratt Prize for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. Gilchrist received an engraved pewter cup and $2,500. Read more.

Murry honored for HIV prevention research

The American Psychological Association awarded Velma McBride Murry, Lois Autrey Betts Professor of Education and Human Development, a presidential citation for distinguished research contributions and advocacy for HIV-affected groups. Read more. She also was honored by the Society for Prevention Research with the 2014 Community, Culture and Prevention Science Award. Read more.

Rittle-Johnson selected for NGA roundtable

Bethany Rittle-Johnson, associate professor of psychology, was invited to participate in the National Governors Association Expert Roundtable for Strengthening Early Mathematics Education. Read more.

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