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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.