Ann Streissguth, Ph.D. Endowed Professorship in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
The Ann Streissguth, Ph.D. Endowed Professorship in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders was created in 2009.
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) is one of the most common known causes of mental retardation and developmental disabilities. Still, little is being done to identify and intervene in the lives of affected children. The support provided by the Ann Streissguth, Ph.D. Endowed Professorship in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders will allow the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences to facilitate research, teaching, educational outreach and community and clinical interventions that will help children and families affected by FASD.
As the founding director of the Fetal Alcohol Drug Unit (FADU), Ann Streissguth, Ph.D., has been a prolific contributor and dynamic voice in the field of FASD. Having joined the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in 1963, Dr. Streissguth has devoted much of her career to learning and disseminating information about FASD, as well as to helping patients and their families deal with the causes and effects of these disorders.
This endowment, which honors the work of Dr. Streissguth, is made possible through the generosity of Kim S. and Kathleen (Kit) W. Wennesland and the Mark and Catherine Winkler Foundation. In addition to ensuring the continuation of Dr. Streissguth’s work, the professorship serves to further the Wennesland and Winkler families’ interest in the well-being of women and children.
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