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Thompson Center researcher receives honors

Dr. David Beversdorf, M.D.
Dr. David Beversdorf, M.D.
Thompson Center staff

Dr. David Beversdorf, Associate Professor in the Departments of Radiology and Neurology and nationally recognized researcher for the MU Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders, has achieved two major milestones in the history of the Thompson Center.

Beversdorf was recently selected to be the first William and Nancy Thompson Endowed Chair in Radiology. This prestigious honor was bestowed because of his many accomplishments in autism research, teaching and service. The Endowed Chair also recognizes his leadership role in future Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) research. It will provide funding to allow him protected time for his research activities and for interdisciplinary collaboration. Beversdorf joins Dr. Judith Miles, who holds the William and Nancy Thompson Endowed Chair in Child Health. The Thompson's funded these Endowed Chairs in 2005 to support clinical and translational research that will improve the lives of those with ASD and to enhance the Thompson Center's national reputation as a leader in the field.

In addition to the Endowed Chair honor Beversdorf was invited to join the editorial board of the Journal of Autism & Developmental Disabilities, a leading journal in the field of autism. The Journal reviews over 500 manuscripts per year and accepts less than 50%.