Register now for our newest webinar on March 4, 2022 at 1:00pm EST. The two recipients of this year’s Dr. Sterling Clarren FASD Research Award, Drs. Preeti Kar and Melody Morton Ninomiya, will be presenting their research. There will also be a guest appearance by none other than Dr. Sterling Clarren himself! What is the FASD Research Award? The Dr. … Read More
“Winning the Dr. Sterling Clarren FASD Research Award helped to forge new paths in my career. Winning the award not only validated my skills and achievements as an early career researcher, but also helped me make connections and build my network with other researchers in the field, both in Canada and internationally.”
“As an early researcher, I wasn’t always confident and often doubted my skillset as a researcher. After receiving this award, it gave me the boost of confidence I really needed, gaining more confidence in myself as a researcher and reassuring the importance of my work and its positive impact on caregivers of children with FASD.”
The Canada FASD Research Network (CanFASD) Dr. Sterling Clarren Research Award has been named in honour of Dr. Sterling Clarren to recognize his pioneering contribution and leadership in the field of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). The award is presented annually to a Canadian graduate student or early career researcher in recognition of a study that has made a substantial contribution to the FASD field.
People with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) can have difficult and stigmatizing experiences throughout their lives, as can women who drink alcohol while pregnant. For people who have never knowingly met someone with FASD, the news media could play a key role in shaping their understanding of FASD, alcohol, and pregnancy.