2008 ART Students

Jennifer Barrie

Name: Jennifer Barrie

University: Simon Fraser

Discipline: PhD, Psychology

ART Track: 3 year program

Program Supervisors: Dr. M. Liotti  & Dr. G. Iarocci

ART Program Mentors: Drs. Fombonne, Mirenda, Volden

Title of research project: The Neurocognitive Mechanisms of Basic and Emotional

Face Processing in Autism Spectrum Disorder

E-mail: jbarrie@sfu.ca

Jessica
Bertrand-Rivest

Name: Jessica Bertrand-Rivest

University: University of Montreal

Discipline: PhD, Psychology / Clinical Neuropsychology

ART Track: 3 year program

Program Supervisors: Dr. L. Mottron & Dr. M. McKerral

ART Program Mentors: Drs. Fombonne, Iarocci, Roberts

Title of research project: Electrophysiological Investigation of Simple and Complex
Low-level Visual Processing in Autism, and its Relation with Visuo-perceptive Clinical Signs

E-mail: jessica.bertrand-rivest@umontreal.ca

Theo Elfers

Name: Theo Elfers

University: Simon Fraser

Discipline: PhD, Psychology

ART Track: 3 year program

Program Supervisor: Dr. G. Iarocci

ART Program Mentors: Drs. Fombonne, Volden, Zwaigenbaum

Title of research project: The Role of Active Participation in the Development of
Perspective Taking in Children With and Without Autism

E-mail: tea@sfu.ca
Miriam Elfert

Name: Miriam Elfert

University: University of British Columbia

Discipline: PhD, Education

ART Track: 3 year program

Program Supervisors: Dr. P. Mirenda

ART Program Mentors: Drs. Bryson, Roberts, Zwaigenbaum

Title of research project: The Effects of a Psychoeducational Group on Fathers of Children with Autism

E-mail: melfert@shaw.ca

Jennifer Errunza

Name: Jennifer Errunza

University: McGill

Discipline: MD, Psychiatry

ART Track: 1 year program

Program Supervisor: Dr. E. Fombonne

ART Program Mentors: Drs. Roberts, Scherer, Szatmari

Title of research project: The Role of Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids in Autism

E-mail: jennifer.errunza@mail.mcgill.ca
Laura Goodman
Name: Laura Goodman

University: Dalhousie

Discipline: PhD, Psychology

ART Track: 3 year program

Program Supervisor: Dr. S. Johnson

ART Program Mentors: Drs. Mirenda, Szatmari, Zwaigenbaum

Title of research project: Face Processing in Autism Spectrum Disorders: The Role of Eye Gaze

E-mail: 4lg@queensu.ca
Daria Grafodatskaya

Name: Daria Grafodatskaya

Affiliation: Hospital for Sick Children - Research Institute

Discipline: Post-Doc, Genetics

ART Track: 3 year program

Program Supervisor: Drs. S. Scherer & R. Weksberg

ART Program Mentors: Drs. Fahnestock, Roberts, Szatmari

Title of research project: Search for DNA Methylation Alterations Associated with Autism Spectrum Disorders

E-mail: daria.grafodatskaya@utoronto.ca

Stephanie Jull
Name: Stephanie Jull

University: University of British Columbia

Discipline: PhD, Special Education

ART Track: 3 year program

Program Supervisor: Dr. P. Mirenda

ART Program Mentors: Drs. Bryson, Smith, Volden

Title of research project: Teaching Parents to Facilitate Play Dates for Children with Autism: Group vs. Individual Training Models

E-mail: sjull@interchange.ubc.ca
Carley Piatt

Name: Carley Piatt

University: University of Alberta

Discipline: PhD, Psychology

ART Track: 3 year program

Program Supervisor: Drs. J. Bisanz & J. Volden

ART Program Mentors: Drs. Bryson, Fombonne, Zwaigenbaum

Title of research project: The Development of Generalized Mathematical Thinking in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Identifying Cognitive Mechanisms for Acquisition and Generalization

E-mail: piatt@ualberta.ca

Laura Rogers
Name: Laura Rogers

University: University of Alberta

Discipline: MA, OT

ART Track: 3 year program

Program Supervisor: Dr. Joyce Magill Evans

ART Program Mentors: Drs. Bryson, Roberts, Zwaigenbaum

Title of research project: Feeding a Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Mothers' Strategies at Different Stages

E-mail: lgrogers@ualberta.ca
Lori Wollaston
Name: Lori Wollaston (Withdrew July 2010)

University: McMaster

Discipline: MSc, Psychiatry

ART Track: 3 year program

Program Supervisor: Drs. J. Foster & G. Hall

ART Program Mentors: Drs. Evans, Szatmari, Zwaigenbaum

Title of research project: The Impact of Immune Challenge on Central Nervous System Development and Function

E-mail: wollasl@mcmaster.ca
   



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