John E. Fogarty Centennial Celebration and Symposium
Honorary Committee Members
- The Honorable Melvin R. Laird, Chairman
- Sen. Jack Reed
- Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse
- Rep. David N. Cicilline
- Rep. James R. Langevin
- Gov. and Mrs. Lincoln D. Chafee
- Lt. Governor Elizabeth Roberts
March 23, 2013
Salve Regina University
8:00 AM – 3:30 PM
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The day began with a historical reflection on John Fogarty’s role in improving healthcare on a national and international level. Presentations focused on efforts to improve care and services for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Nationally recognized presenters and researchers addressed best practice in self-determination, employment, healthcare and public policy.
Fogarty International Center at the National Institutes of Health
Dr. Glass is the Director of the Fogarty International Center and Associate Director for International Research. The Fogarty International Center, established in 1968 by President Lyndon Johnson, supports research, training, and capacity-building in over 100 countries and involves some 5,000 scientists in the U.S. and abroad. Dr. Glass graduated from Harvard College in 1967, received a Fulbright Fellowship to study at the University of Buenos Aires, and received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School and his M.P.H. from the Harvard School of Public Health in 1972. Dr. Glass is the recipient of numerous awards including the prestigious Charles C. Shepard Lifetime Scientific Achievement Award. He is a co-author of more than 500 research papers and chapters.
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development
Dr. Guttmacher is the Director of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the focal point at the National Institutes of Health for research in pediatric health and development, maternal health, reproductive health, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and rehabilitation medicine. A graduate of Harvard College and Medical School, Dr. Guttmacher completed an internship and residency in Pediatrics and a fellowship in Medical Genetics at Harvard and Children’s Hospital of Boston. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine.
A. Anthony Antosh, Ed.D., is the founding Director of the Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities at RI College. Dr. Antosh has been on the faculty of RI College for more than 30 years. During that time he served as coordinator of the undergraduate and graduate programs in severe disabilities, as department chair, and as the Mary Tucker Thorp Professor for Distinguished Teaching.
John Butterworth, Ph.D., is Director for Employment Systems Change and Evaluation at the Institute for Community Inclusion. He has over 30 years of experience as a researcher, consultant, trainer, and manager of community-based day and employment services. Dr. Butterworth manages projects on employment support, transition, and state systems change.
Kim Musheno is the Director of Legislative Affairs at the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) where she works on federal policy and legislative issues that affect people with developmental disabilities and their families. She also provides leadership representing AUCD on the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Board of Directors, a coalition of more than 100 national disability organizations.
Siegfried M. Pueschel, M.D., Ph.D., J. D., M.P.H., is well known as an advocate for people with Down Syndrome, a leading expert in the field, and a father of a child with Down Syndrome. Dr. Pueschel became director of the first Down Syndrome Program at The Children’s Hospital in Boston and also provided leadership to the PKU and Inborn Errors of Metabolism Program. In 1975, Dr. Pueschel was appointed Director of the Child Development Center at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence.
Dennis P. Wall, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Pathology and Director of the Computational Biology Initiative at Harvard Medical School. Since joining the faculty at the Center for Biomedical Informatics at Harvard Medical School in 2006, he has been translating systems biology thinking to the field of autism research with the intent to develop effective early-stage diagnostics and targets for therapeutic intervention.
Michael L. Wehmeyer, Ph.D., is Professor of Special Education; Director, Kansas University Center on Developmental Disabilities; and Senior Scientist, Beach Center on Disability, all at the University of Kansas. He has published widely in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities, including as co-author of the widely used textbook, Exceptional Lives: Special Education in Today’s Schools.