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tributions, she was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Science degree from Williams College; the Townsend Harris Medal of the City College of New York; the Annie Glenn Award for Leadership from the Ohio State University; the Achievement Award in Women’s Health of the Society for the Advancement of Women’s Health Research; and the Distinguished Alumnus Award of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. In recognition of her contributions to the National Academy of Sciences, Dr. Shaywitz was named a National Associate of the National Academies. Dr. Shaywitz served on the Advisory Council of the National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke (NINDS), on the National Research Council Committee on Women in Science and Engineering, and the Scientific Advisory Board of the March of Dimes; she currently serves on the National Advisory Board of Recordings for the Blind and Dyslexic and on the National Board of the Institute for Educational Sciences of the Department of Education. Dr. Shaywitz currently co-chairs the National Research Council Committee on Gender Differences in the Careers of Science, Engineering, and Mathematics Faculty; she most recently presented at the Gordon Research Conference on the Auditory Cortex and served on the Institute of Medicine Committee on Understanding the Biology of Sex and Gender Differences and the National Reading Panel and the Committee to Prevent Reading Difficulties in Young Children of the National Research Council. Dr. Shaywitz is the author of more than 200 scientific articles, chapters, and books, including Overcoming Dyslexia (Knopf, 2003). Her research provides the basic framework: conceptual model, epidemiology and neurobiology for the scientific study of dyslexia. Dr. Shaywitz originated and championed the “Sea of Strengths” model of dyslexia, which emphasizes a sea of strengths of higher critical thinking and creativity surrounding the encapsulated weakness found in children and adults who are dyslexic. Dr. Shaywitz received her A.B. (with Honors) from the City University and her M.D. from Albert Einstein College of Medicine.


Linda Abriola is Dean of Engineering at Tufts University. Prior to that appointment, she was the Horace Williams King Collegiate Professor of Environmental Engineering at the University of Michigan. Dr. Abriola received Ph.D. and master’s degrees in civil engineering from Princeton University and a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Drexel University. Her primary research focus is the integration of mathematical modeling and laboratory experiments to investigate and elucidate processes governing the transport, fate, and remediation of nonaqueous phase liquid organic contaminants in the subsurface. Dr. Abriola’s numerous professional activities have included service on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Science Advisory Board, the National Research Council Water Science and Technology Board, and the U.S. Department of Energy’s NABIR (Natural and Accelerated BIoremediation Research) Advisory Committee. An author of more than 130 refereed publications, Dr. Abriola has been the recipient of a number of awards, including the Association for Women Geoscientist’s Outstanding Educator Award (1996), the



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