Honoring Our Scientists

The FABBS Foundation’s “In Honor Of...” program recognizes eminent, senior scientists who have made important and lasting contributions to the sciences of mind, brain, and behavior.

Current Honoree

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Arnold J. Sameroff
Professor Emeritus
University of Michigan

Arnold J. Sameroff is Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychology, and Research Professor Emeritus, Center for Human Growth and Development, at the University of Michigan. Born in Detroit MI, he earned the B.S. (psychology) from the University of Michigan and his Ph. D. from Yale University.   He has held appointments at the Institute for Mother and Child in Czechoslovakia, The University of Rochester, The University of Illinois and Brown University.   Professor Sameroff is one of the founders of the field of developmental psychopathology.   His theoretical model brings together biological and environmental risk factors and demonstrates how they work together as causes of developmental impairments in childhood. The Transactional Theory of Development provides a significant advance over earlier models positing single risks as primary causes of impairments. A primary goal is to understand how family and community impact the development of children, especially those at risk for mental illness or educational failure. The theory includes protective factors as well and how these factors play a role in shaping children’s resilience.

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donate.jpgMake a Donation to the “In Honor Of…” Program

Thank you for your interest in making a donation through the FABBS Foundation "In Honor Of..." program. You may make a donation in honor of the current honoree or one of our past honorees. 

Selection Process

Is there an eminent, senior scientist to whom you would like to pay tribute, while simultaneously demonstrating your support for the sciences of mind, brain, and behavior? Through the FABBS Foundation "In Honor Of..." program, individuals can make donations that recognize senior scientists for his or her achievements and contributions.

The FABBS Foundation Board will periodically select honorees who have been nominated by their peers. These individuals will receive recognition on our website, including a biographical sketch, photograph, and listing of those who contributed to the honoree's campaign. This is a wonderful way to pay tribute to someone who has had a lasting impact on our sciences.

We encourage you to submit nominations for the "In Honor Of..." program to the Executive Director.