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Latest Fund for Excellence Awards: March 2019

Published: March 25, 2019

The Human Development Institute (HDI) established the Fund for Excellence for the development of innovative programs, services or products to address the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families, for which funding is not currently available. In the January, 2019 funding cycle, HDI awarded two Fund for Excellence projects:

Dr. Elaine Eisenbaum’s Music for All Inclusive Summer Music Camp, with Lindsey Mullis, Megan Jasperson, Dr. Chithra Adams, Dr. Olivia Swedberg Yinger, Austin Robinson, and Dr. Martina Vasil

Stephanie Meredith’s Prenatal and Postnatal Medical Outreach Modules to Improve the Genetic Diagnosis Experience for Families, with Dr. Harold Kleinert,  Julie Chien, and Angela Trepanier

“The Fund for Excellence gives HDI the ability to launch innovative and needed projects that are really collaborative in nature, as evidenced by our most recently funded round of applications. They foster partnerships across HDI, the University and beyond. These projects will yield important opportunities and resources to build inclusive communities,” said HDI’s director, Kathy Sheppard-Jones.

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