Dr. Michael Yudell, an associate professor, and Dr. Craig Newschaffer, a professor, department chair and director of the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute, were recently named recipients of one of Drexel University’s 2012-2013 Louis and Bessie Stein Family Fellowships for research on autism spectrum disorders.
The fellowships support exchanges between Drexel and Israeli universities. Professors Yudell and Newschaffer, along with Dr. Nadav Davidovitch of Ben-Gurion University and Dr. Nurit Yirmiya of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, received the award for their proposal Autism Risk Communication, Ethics and History: Fostering Collaborations with Israeli Scholars, Students, and Institutions.
The main purpose of the Stein Family Fellowship is to:
Provide financial assistance to deserving faculty members of Drexel to teach, study and do research in Israel.
Provide financial assistance to deserving faculty members of Israeli universities to teach, study and do research at Drexel.
The Fellowship also provides scholarship, fellowship, stipends, subsidies, support and other career development to deserving undergraduate and graduate students of Drexel University and Israeli universities.
Yudell and Newshaffer received one of three Stein awards given for 2012-2013. The other recipients were Dr. Gail L. Rosen, Drexel University College of Engineering, with Professor Ruth Hershberg, the Technion, Israel and Professor Joan Rosen Bloch, Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions, with nursing faculty of Ben-Gurion University.