Adam Stone, Dr. Petitto’s doctoral student in Gallaudet University’s Ph.D. in Educational Neuroscience (PEN) Program and a graduate research assistant in Dr. Petitto’s Brain & Language Laboratory for Neuroimaging (BL2), was honored with two awards at the 2017 Graduate Awards and Hooding Ceremony.

Mr. Stone was awarded the PhD in Educational Neuroscience Outstanding Student Research Award, awarded to a student, who, during their time in the PEN Program has, through laboratory participation, publication, presentations, and leadership, demonstrated outstanding research skills and potential as a future researcher and scholar in the discipline of Educational Neuroscience. He was also awarded the Graduate Student Research/Writing Award, awarded to graduate students who completed an outstanding research document in their academic program. Mr. Stone’s PLoS ONE publication on fingerspelling and reading fluency was selected as part of his award nomination (Stone, Kartheiser, Hauser, Petitto, & Allen, 2015).

In addition to Mr. Stone’s awards, Dr. Guinevere Eden (Georgetown University) was honored with the Graduate School Outstanding Collaboration Award for her exemplary collaboration and support given to the PEN Program since its inception in 2013. Read here for more information on the awardees.


The PEN Program (L-R): Dr. Tom Allen, Dr. Ilaria Berteletti, Dr. Laura-Ann Petitto, Dr. Clifton Langdon, Adam Stone, Dr. Lorna Quandt, and Geo Kartheiser

Adam Stone receives his award from Dr. Laura-Ann Petitto

Dr. Guinevere Eden (Gerogetown University) receives her Outstanding Collaboration Award.