Eric Zimmerman Recieves Thomas Collum Butler Award 2008

Eric Zimmerman Recieves Thomas Collum Butler Award 2008 click to enlarge Eric Zimmerman, recipient of Thomas Collum Butler Award 2008

The winner of the Thomas Collum Butler Award 2008 is Eric Zimmerman, a member of the Graves Lab. The award was announced Jan. 27 at the department "Welcome to our New Building Party," held in our new 4th floor atrium. Eric received a check for $1000 and a one year fellowship.

The Thomas Collum Butler Award supports outstanding advanced graduate students who are undertaking their research training in areas broadly related to the understanding of developmental disabilities; this might include work in neurobiology, neuropharmacology, or developmental biology.

Candidates for the Fellowship must be full-time Ph.D. or M.D. / Ph.D. students who have completed their doctoral oral and written exams, and who are engaged in research in the laboratory of a CORE or JOINT member of The Department of Pharmacology.

Candidates for this award submitted a 1-page summary of their research interest, which included a statement as to how their work relates to developmental disabilities and a list of publications, abstracts or awards.

You can read Eric's statement describing the research that won him the award and how it relates to the understanding of developmental disabililties here.

Congratulations, Eric!