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Stephen Hooper, PhD
The award recognizes an executive, faculty, or staff member who has demonstrated excellence in three major areas of the developmental disabilities field – teaching, scholarship, and service to the wider community.
Dr. Hooper was named Chair of the Department of Allied Health Sciences (DAHS) 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.
Dr. Hooper will be presented the Outstanding Achievement Award at the 2013 AUCD Conference Awards Gala on November 19, in Washington DC.