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Erica Mazur

In May 2014, I graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of South Carolina with a B.A. in Experimental Psychology and a Leadership Distinction in Research. In fall 2014, I began my graduate studies in the School Psychology doctoral program at Louisiana State University. The present paper is based upon my Discovery Day presentation from April 2013. In this project, I analyzed an extant dataset comprised from studies conducted at UNC Chapel Hill. I executed a literature review in order to familiarize myself with previous academic works on the behavioral phenotype of fragile X syndrome, the comorbidity of autism spectrum disorder with fragile X syndrome, and parental stress. Then I ran statistical analyses and wrote the paper. Dr. Jane E. Roberts and Marjorie L. Grefer helped me revise the paper throughout the academic year. During my undergraduate career, I had the opportunity to conduct several presentations and projects. In April 2013, I received a $5,000 Magellan Scholar grant with another undergraduate student in order to examine atypical visual attention and language delays in children at risk for autism. Our Magellan proposal was inspired by our previous work in the Neurodevelopmental Disorders Lab. We presented our findings at Discovery Day in April 2014. I also conducted a research project examining attention engagement and disengagement in infants at high-risk for autism. Findings were presented in November 2013 at Louisiana State University's Undergraduate Research Conference, where I earned 1st place and a $300 prize in the Social Sciences category for my poster presentation. The Caravel submission process has been an instrumental experience in my career. Learning how to write and revise an academic paper is a skill I will need to build upon during my graduate training. After I complete my graduate studies, I hope to work as a clinician diagnosing and treating children with autism spectrum disorders.

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In May 2014, I graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of South Carolina with a B.A. in Experimental Psychology and a Leadership Distinction in Research. In fall 2014, I began my graduate studi... read more

Articles by Erica Mazur

The Relationship Between Child Externalizing Behaviors and Parental Stress in Children with Fragile X Syndrome

Colorful Autism Awareness Puzzle Pieces on Chalkboard

The Relationship Between Child Externalizing Behaviors and Parental Stress in Children with Fragile X Syndrome Erica Mazur, Marjorie Grefer, and Jane Roberts, PhD Abstract Fragile X syndrome (FXS) is the leading heritable cause for intellectual disabilities and the leading known genetic cause for developmental disorders such as autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The present study examined

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