Marian Sigman, Ph.D. 1941-2012 - In Memoriam

May 11, 2012

Marian Sigman, Ph.D., a valued colleague and friend to many at the Semel Institute at UCLA died on April 30, 2012; she was 70 years old. Marian Sigman was a developmental and child clinical psychologist and Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences and of Psychology.  With Dr. Dan Geschwind, Dr. Sigman cofounded and directed the UCLA Center for Autism Research and Treatment (CART). She was an internationally acclaimed scholar, generous teacher and colleague, and a pioneer in the fields of autism and developmental risk.  Dr. Sigman has left her mark on the field with a rich legacy of significant scientific contributions.  She will be greatly missed by many.

Please see attached document below for a copy of a memorial tribute to Dr. Sigman.  SAVE THE DATE: Monday, September 24th, 6-8:30-pm.  UCLA CART will hold a tribute service at UCLA to celebrate Marian's life. Please check back for details. We hope you can join us.

In lieu of flowers, the family of Dr. Marian Sigman requests that donations be made to the Sigman Scholars Fund in the Center for Autism Research and Treatment (CART) in the Semel Institute at UCLA.  Make checks payable to The UCLA Foundation and write in the memo line: Sigman Scholars Fund (#618040).  Mail the check to:  Alan Han, UCLA Health Sciences Development, 10945 Le Conte Avenue, Suite 3132, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1784.  To donate online, go to: and click on Tribute Gift box.  Fill out the donor information  and designate the gift to the Sigman Scholars Fund in the Comments section.