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Edward Zigler, Ph.D.

Yale Medicine Magazine, 2009 - Winter


Edward Zigler, Ph.D., Sterling Professor of Psychology emeritus, has been selected as the 2008 recipient of the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Award for Outstanding Lifetime Contribution to Psychology. Zigler received the award at the APA annual convention in Boston in August. Known as the “Father of Head Start,” Zigler is one of the principal architects of the federal Head Start program and the founder of the School of the 21st Century (21C) initiative.