A new approach to understanding autism

Professor funded by the Foundation sheds light on how autism affects boys and girls differently

August 13, 2019

Kevin Pelphrey, the Harrison-Wood Jefferson Scholars Foundation Professor, is leading a multidisciplinary study at U.Va. that follows children into adulthood to shed light on autism spectrum disorders and interventions for boys and girls.


Kevin Pelphrey

Harrison-Wood Professorship



The Jefferson Scholars Foundation, like its namesake, knows that virtue and talent come from all walks of life. Indeed it is this knowledge that drives the Foundation to search the world over for its recipients.

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The Jefferson Scholarship is the premier undergraduate scholarship at the University of Virginia. Scholars are selected through a rigorous selection process that is based on exceptional performance in the areas of leadership, scholarship and citizenship.

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The Jefferson Fellowship is the premier graduate fellowship offered at the University of Virginia. Based solely on merit, the Fellowship seeks to attract Ph.D. and M.B.A. candidates.

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