Canada FASD Research Network announces winner of the Sterling Clarren Award

April 4, 2016

NeuroDevNet trainee Angelina Paolozza has been named the recipient of the 2016 Dr. Sterling Clarren Research Award.

Named in recognition of Dr. Sterling Clarren's pioneering contributions and leadership in the field of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), the award is presented annually, lauding an individual researcher's completed study that has made a substantial contribution to understanding the human dimensions of FASD. Dr. Paolozza completed her PhD at Queen’s University under the supervision of NeuroDevNet Associate Scientific Director Dr. James Reynolds.

Dr. Angelina Paolozza, right, reviews screening tools used in eye tracking sessions

Dr. Paolozza worked on a pan-Canadian, multi-site study funded by NeuroDevNet that investigated multiple methods including neuroimaging, eye tracking and psychometric assessment to further the development of objective, low-cost, and high-throughput tools for large-scale screening to streamline the diagnostic process for FASD. Dr. Paolozza is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Toronto researching typical motor and visual development in infants.

The Dr. Sterling Clarren Research Award will be presented to Dr. Paolozza at the 7th National Biennial Conference on Adolescents and Adults with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in Vancouver on Friday April 8 at 9:40am. Dr. Paolozza will make a presentation later in the  day, from 3:10-4:40pm. Her talk will focus on the results of her investigation of the functional outcomes of children and adolescents with FASD, and how the outcomes of eye tracking and psychometric testing correlate with measures of the integrity of brain imaging of white matter tracts.

Based on an announcement by CanFASD.