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For Immediate Release:
June 3, 2009

Pugh featured at Haifa conference on Learning Disabilities

NEW HAVEN, CT— Kenneth R. Pugh, Ph.D., President and Director of Research at Haskins Laboratories and Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the Yale University School of Medicine, was a featured speaker at the Inaugural Conference, "The Young and the Adult Brain - Learning Disabilities: Prevention and Intervention." This conference was held from May 31 to June 2, 2009, at the Edmond J. Safra Brain Research Center for the Study of Learning Disabilities at the University of Haifa in Israel.

Dr. Pugh delivered the opening lecture in the first session, "The Reading Brain." His talk was titled "Neuroimaging studies of skilled reading and reading disability: Establishing brain/behavior links." Pugh also delivered the Keynote address, "The contribution of advances in neuroscience to understanding learning disabilities."


Haskins Laboratories was founded in 1935 by the late Dr. Caryl P. Haskins. This independent research institution has been in New Haven, Connecticut since 1970 when it formalized affiliations with Yale University and the University of Connecticut. The Laboratories' primary research focus is on the science of the spoken and written word.

                        <click here for Conference Program in PDF format>

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