Sonoran UCEDD’s Jamie Edgin Awarded Henry and Phyllis Koffler Prize

Sonoran UCEDD, University of Arizona
DDNN Summer 2018

Jamie EdginIn February of this year, Dr. Jamie Edgin was awarded the Henry and Phyllis Koffler Prize for her outstanding accomplishments in Public Service and Outreach. The award, with a prize of $10,000, was endowed by University of Arizona (UA) past president Dr. Henry Koffler to honor outstanding faculty. Dr. Edgin is an assistant professor in the Department Psychology and affiliated faculty with the Sonoran UCEDD, directs the UA’s Down Syndrome Research Group, and serves as the Sonoran UCEDD’s representative on the Arizona Developmental Disabilities Council (ADDPC).

In his award letter, UA Provost Andrew Comrie said: “You have made extraordinary contributions to the community through service and advocacy for families dealing with developmental disorders with your well-established community partnerships, workshops, and community events.”

In addition to her deep and abiding commitment to community service and outreach, Jamie has become a powerful advocate for children and families with DD through her membership on boards of government agencies and national advocacy organizations, including the Tucson Council of the Arizona Autism Coalition, the ADDPC, and the National Down Syndrome Society Science Board. These activities have allowed Jamie to make a real impact in the state and nationally.