Research Awards

Petitto has received over twenty-five international prizes and awards for scientific achievement, including:

  • Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Elected October 2008. Presented at the Fellow Forum, Chicago, USA, 14 February 2009
  • Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science (APS). December 2008
  • The Justine and Yves Sergent International Prize in Cognitive Neuroscience, and Université de Montréal Honorary Diploma, Faculty of Medicine, Quebec, Canada, 2004
  • Guggenheim Fellowship Award, for “unusually distinguished achievements in the past and exceptional promise for future accomplishment in the discipline of Neuroscience,” conferred in Spring 1998
  • Visiting Resident Scholar in the Departments of Nuclear Medicine & Cognitive Science, at the Università & Ospedale Istituto San Raffaele, in Milan, Italy (1998-1999)
  • Fellow and Fellowship Award at the “Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences” at Stanford University, Stanford, California (1991-1992)
  • Visiting Resident Scholar in the Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Cambridge, and the Medical Research Council (Speech and Language Group), in Cambridge, England, in conjunction with the Medical Research Council (Cognitive Development Unit), in London, England (1987-1988)
  • Psychological Association Boyd R. McCandless “Young Scientist Award” (for “outstanding early career contributions to, and achievements in Developmental Psychology”), conferred at the APA Convention, Atlanta, GA., 1988
  • American Psychological Association “Young Psychologist Award,” conferred at the 24th International Congress of Psychology, Sydney, Australia, 1988