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Dr. Hooper was presented the Outstanding Achievement Award at the 2013 AUCD Conference Awards Gala on November 19, in Washington DC.
Dr. Hooper was named Chair of the Department of Allied Health Sciences and Associate Dean for Allied Health Sciences in October. He is an international expert in child neuropsychology with much of his research, clinical activity, and community outreach devoted to developmental disabilities.
Dr. Hooper's research focuses on increasing the understanding of the neurobiological bases of childhood disorders, with a particular emphasis on phenotypic neurocognitive functioning. He is the PI on many federally-funded grants and also serves as the lead on a number of projects for the state of North Carolina. In addition, he maintains longstanding relationships with departments across the UNC campus, with faculty at universities across the nation, and with key agencies and divisions in the state of North Carolina.