Boston University School Of Medicine Professor Awarded America Association For The Advancement Of Science Fellow

in Health & Medicine, News Releases, School of Medicine
October 31st, 2007

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Boston)-Newton resident Helen Tager-Flusberg, PhD, a professor in the Departments of Anatomy, Neurobiology and Pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine, has been awarded the distinction of American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow. Election as a Fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers.

Tager-Flusberg was elected as an AAAS fellow for her path-breaking work on the nature of autism, a brain development disorder characterized by impaired social interaction and problems with verbal and nonverbal communication. Tager-Flusberg’s research involves language and communication impairments in autism and the underlying brain and cognitive difficulties that are contributed to these problems. She is also currently investigating the relationship between communication problems and social cognitive deficits in those with autism.

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is the world’s largest general scientific society. AAAS was founded in 1848, and includes 262 affiliated societies and academies of science, serving more than 10 million individuals.

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