John Gabrieli Announced as 2021 Samuel Torrey Orton Award Recipient by IDA

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The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) recently announced John Gabrieli, Ph.D., as the 2021 recipient of the Samuel Torrey Orton Award, the highest honor bestowed by IDA.
About Dr. Gabrieli
John Gabrieli, Ph.D., is Grover Hermann Professor of Health Sciences and Technology and Cognitive Neuroscience at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). With dual appointments in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences and in the Institute for Medical Engineering & Science at MIT, he serves as the Director of the Martinos Imaging Center at the McGovern Institute for Brain Research and Director of MIT’s new program in learning sciences, the MIT Integrated Learning Initiative. He also has appointments in the Department of Psychiatry at the Massachusetts General Hospital and at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.Dr. Gabrieli grew up in Buffalo, New York. He received a B.A. in English from Yale (1978), a Ph.D. in Behavioral Neuroscience from MIT (1987), and was a postdoctoral fellow in the Psychology Department at Harvard. His research examines human brain development and how that varies in children, and he is an author on over 300 publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals, including publications in Science and Nature.

About the Samuel Torrey Orton Award

The Samuel Torrey Orton Award is IDA‘s highest honor, recognizing a person or persons or who have:
  • Made a vital contribution to our scientific understanding of dyslexia, or significantly enhanced and advanced our capacity to successfully intervene and assist people with dyslexia, or
  • Expanded national and international awareness of dyslexia, or
  • Demonstrated unusual competence and dedication in service to people with dyslexia.
The International Dyslexia Association – Alabama Branch is delighted to join IDA in celebrating John Gabrieli, Ph.D. Thank you for the work you do and the difference you make, Dr. Gabrieli!