TRAINEES 2012
 
Stephanie Allen


Name: Stephanie Allen

University: Dalhousie University

Discipline: PhD, Psychology

ART Track: 3 year program

Program Supervisor: Dr. Shannon Johnson

ART Program Mentors: Dr. Anagnostou, Vaillancourt, Weiss

Title of Research Project: Exploring the Perioperative Experience of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Email: stephanie.allen@dal.ca
Jennifer Ference


Name: Jennifer Ference

University: University of Calgary

Discipline: PhD, Clinical Psychology

ART Track: 3 year program

Program Supervisor: Dr. Suzanne Curtin

ART Program Mentors: Drs. Bailey, Elsabbagh, Zwaigenbaum

Title of Research Project: Differential Attention to Species-Specific Information During Infancy as a Predictor of Autism

Email: jdferenc@ucalgary.ca
Heidi Flores


Name: Heidi Flores

University: McGill University

Discipline: PhD, Educational Psychology

ART Track: 3 year program

Program Supervisor: Dr. Jacob Burack

ART Program Mentors: Drs. Bertone, Iarocci, Szatmari

Title of Research Project: "Catch the Spies": Multiple-object tracking in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder

Email: heidi.flores@mail.mcgill.ca
Jacalyn Guy


Name: Jacalyn Guy (Trainee Representative)

University: McGill University

Discipline: PhD, Neuroscience

ART Track: ART-NeuroDevNet 3 year program

Program Supervisor: Dr. Armando Bertone

ART Program Mentors: Drs. Burack, Rutherford, Mottron

Title of Research Project: A developmental account of autistic perception: a way to understand the origin of social behaviour

Email: jacalyn.guy@gmail.com
Ekaterina Jitlina


Name: Ekaterina Jitlina

University: University of British Columbia

Discipline: PhD, Psychology

ART Track: 3 year program

Program Supervisor: Dr. Laurie Ford

ART Program Mentors: Drs. Bailey, Weiss, Weksberg

Title of Research Project: Autism Spectrum Disorders, Anxiety, and the Role of Emotional Reactivity

Email: k.jitlina@ucalgary.ca
Krista Johnston


Name: Krista Johnston

University: Simon Fraser University

Discipline: PhD, Clinical Psychology

ART Track: 3 year program

Program Supervisor: Dr. Grace Iarocci

ART Program Mentors: Drs. Mirenda, I. Smith, V. Smith

Title of Research Project: Anxiety in Youth with ASD: Predicting Social Outcomes and a novel treatment program

Email: khj@sfu.ca
Julie Longard


Name: Julie Longard

University: Dalhousie University

Discipline: PhD, Psychology

ART Track: 3 year program

Program Supervisor: Dr. Chris Moore

ART Program Mentors: Drs. Kelley, Nadig, and V.Smith

Title of Research Project: Early Expressive and Receptive Language Trajectories in Children with ASD

Email: jlongard@dal.ca
Heath Matheson


Name: Heath Matheson

University: Dalhousie University

Discipline: Post-doc, Psychology

ART Track: 3 year program

Program Supervisor: Dr. Shannon Johnson

ART Program Mentors: Drs. Elsabbagh, Iarocci, Tanaka

Title of Research Project: Are emotional simulations disrupted in individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders?

Email: heathmatheson@dal.ca
Chiara Nicolini


Name: Chiara Nicolini

University: McMaster University

Discipline: PhD, Neuroscience

ART Track: 3 year program

Program Supervisor: Dr. Margaret Fahnestock

ART Program Mentors: Drs. Scherer, Szatmari, Weksberg

Title of Research Project: Abnormal BDNF Signalling in Autism

Email: nicolinichiaratn@gmail.com
Kathryn Rancourt


Name: Kathryn Rancourt (withdrew)

University: Dalhousie University

Discipline: PhD, Psychology

ART Track: ART-NeuroDevNet 3 year program

Program Supervisor: Dr. Shannon Johnson

ART Program Mentors: Drs. Iarocci, Volden, Szatmari

Title of Research Project: The Organization of Semantic Memory in Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Email: kate.rancourt@dal.ca
Lori Anne Sacrey


Name: Lori Anne Sacrey

University: University of Alberta

Discipline: Post-doc, Neurosc

ART Track: 3 year program

Program Supervisor: Dr. Lonnie Zwaigenbaum

ART Program Mentors: Drs. Bryson, Couture, Elsabbagh

Title of Research Project: Prospective examination of hand use for grasping and eating in infants at risk of developing Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Email: lori.sacrey@uleth.ca
Michael Stolte


Name: Michael Stolte

University: University of Alberta

Discipline: PhD, Educational Psychology

ART Track: 3 year program

Program Supervisor: Dr. Veronica Smith

ART Program Mentors: Drs. Brian, I. Smith, Zwaigenbaum

Title of Research Project: Evaluating Fidelity of Community Based Paraprofessional Autism intervention in Pivotal Response Treatment

Email: mcstolte@hotmail.com
Ryan Yuen


Name: Ryan Yuen

University: Hospital for Sick Children / University of Toronto

Discipline: Post-doc, Genetics

ART Track: 3 year program

Program Supervisor: Dr. Stephen Scherer

ART Program Mentors: Drs. Roberts, Szatmari, Weksberg

Title of Research Project: Identifying Genetic Variation on the Y Chromosome of Males with Autism

Email: ryan.yuen@sickkids.ca
Xue Zhou


Name: Xue Zhou (graduated)

University: The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto University

Discipline: Postdoctoral Fellow, Genetics

ART Track: 1 year program

Program Supervisor: Dr. Stephen Scherer

ART Program Mentors: Drs. Vaillancourt and Paterson

Title of Research Project: Genetic study of ASDs: Copy number Variants patterns in Chinese children with ASD

Email: snowweek@hotmail.com
 
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