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Welcome Stephanie – OS PhD Student

November 12, 2021

In September, we welcome Stephanie Bristol to the lab as a graduate research assistant. Stephanie is a 4th year Occupational Science student who previously worked with Dr. Linda Watson as part of the Parents and Infants Engaged Project. Stephanie will be working across many of our current and future projects as an assessor. Welcome Stephanie! 

Dr. Harrop publishes paper characterizing inflexibility in Down Syndrome and Fragile X Syndrome in AJIDD

November 12, 2021

Dr. Harrop and a team of co-authors recently published an article in the American Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities extending the Behavioral Inflexibility Scales (Boyd, Bodfish, Lecavalier, and Harrop, 2018) to a sample of children with Down syndrome and Fragile X Syndrome. The findings suggest that while inflexibility is common in these conditions, it is … Continued

Orla Accepted as 2021 LEND Fellow

November 12, 2021

Second year graduate student, Orla Putnam, was accepted as a 2021 Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND Fellow). The LEND Program provides interdisciplinary training across undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral levels and across a variety of disciplines. The training prepares fellows to assume leadership roles in the fields and is funded through HRSA’s Maternal Child Health Bureau.   

Welcome Taylor!

November 12, 2021

The Harrop Lab welcomes undergraduate research assistant, Taylor Niblack, to the lab. Taylor is double majoring in Human Development and Family Studies and Psychology, as well as completing a minor in Speech and Hearing Sciences. Welcome Taylor!  

Dr. Harrop awarded $10,000 COVID Impact Grant

November 12, 2021

Dr. Harrop was recently awarded $10,000 from UNC’s School of Medicine to offset some of the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic on the lab’s work. The funds will be used to finish studies halted by COVID and fund student and staff support time.  

Dr. Harrop Interviewed for Spectrum News Article on COVID-19 Research Impacts

November 12, 2021

This summer Dr. Harrop was interviewed about the impact of COVID-19 on early career researchers for Spectrum News. Dr. Harrop discussed the article, written with Drs. Bal, Carpenter, and Halladay, for Autism Research which detailed the struggles of ECRs during this time. The full article can be found here.  

Jessie Awarded INSAR Graduate Student Travel Award

November 12, 2021

Congratulations to graduate student, Jessie Goldblum, who received a Graduate Student Travel Award from the International Society for Autism Research to attend the 2021 virtual conference.  

Harrop Lab Presents Three Posters (Virtually!) at the 2021 INSAR Conference

November 12, 2021

In May, the Harrop lab presented three virtual posters at the 2021 International Society for Autism Research Conference which was due to be held in Boston. Graduate student, Jessie Goldblum, presented data from the National Survey of Child Health examining sex and race differences in the age of ASD diagnosis and frustration accessing services. Former graduate student and post doc, Aaron Dallman, presented … Continued

Sex Differences Symposium Accepted to AACAP 2021

October 13, 2021

Dr. Harrop will be presenting as part of a symposium on sex differences in autism at the 2021 American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, held virtually this year. Dr. Harrop will present data from the lab’s eye-tracking studies alongside Dr. Donna Werling (UW Madison), Dr. Christine Nordahl (UC Davis), Dr. Dorothy Grice (Mount Sinai, Symposium Chair), and discussant … Continued