Meet Dr. Kristina Cottle - the 2018 Andrew Burns Memorial Scholarship Awardee

The Andrew Burns Memorial Scholarship sponsored the participation of a young researcher for their promise as a budding leader in the field of neuroscience research directed toward solving the problem of anxiety and/or depression in those on the autism spectrum.  Special consideration was given to applicants for this award who themselves have been diagnosed with ASD.

About Andrew Burns
Andrew was on the autism spectrum and experienced debilitating anxiety throughout his short life.  He was interested in pursuing neuroscience research that might lead to better treatment for people such as himself. Towards the end of his life, he created a will that specified that the proceeds from his possessions be used only to help sponsor research and this award.

Award Components

  • $5,000 award
  • Complimentary registration to the ADAA Annual Conference (a $599 value). Please note that applicants are responsible for their own travel and hotel expenses
  • Recognition at the Opening Session
  • Presentation of research at 2018 Conference (Washington, DC April 5-8). Please note that Andrew Burn’s parents will be invited to attend this session
  • 500 word blog summarizing the paper (to be posted on ADAA’s website and distributed through ADAA’s social media and member email newsletters)
  • Submission to the Depression and Anxiety Journal for publication consideration
  • Featured profile on the ADAA website