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Walter S. Gilliam, Ph.D.

Yale Medicine Magazine, 2009 - Spring

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Walter S. Gilliam, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Yale Child Study Center and director of its Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy, received the Priscilla Canny Research Award in December at Connecticut Voices for Children’s 8th annual First for Kids awards ceremony. He was recognized for providing consultation to state and federal decision makers. Connecticut Voices also praised his dedication to research on translating early-childhood policies into effective services and improving the quality of pre-kindergarten and child care services, as well as studying the impact of early-childhood programs on children’s school readiness. Gilliam was a principal investigator of the National Pre-Kindergarten Survey, the first-ever national study of the implementation of state-funded pre-kindergarten programs.