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Elizabeth Whipple Receives the First Emily Reid O’Connor Memorial Fellowship

September 24, 2014

Elizabeth Whipple, MS was recently awarded the first Emily Reid O’Connor Memorial Fellowship. Emily was a first year Clinical PhD student in the Neuropsychology Concentration under Dr. Mary Spiers. After Emily passed away in 2011, her family and Dr. Spiers began developing an endowed fellowship in her memory for students with research interests similar to hers. The $5,000 award will support Elizabeth's dissertation work examining the relationship between anxiety and driving capacity in Iraq and Afghanistan veterans with brain injury and PTSD.