Trainees at the Tarjan Center
One of the Tarjan Center's chief activities is the preparation of personnel for careers in fields relating to developmental disabilities. Because the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities are complex, service providers and professionals require expertise in many different disciplines. Our faculty and trainees follow an interdisciplinary approach and provide state of the art diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment services through UCLA-based Tarjan Center Clinical Training & Services. We welcome our new trainees for 2016-2017.
Andy Vuong, B.S., is a doctoral student in the Department of Bioengineering at UCLA. He is a graduate student researcher in the Kameron Gait and Motion Analysis Laboratory run by Dr. Eileen Fowler of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery. In 2015, he received his B.S. in biophysics and mathematics from Wake Forest University. His research interests lie in biomechanics and its relation to brain imaging, specifically in the population of children with spastic cerebral palsy.
Hadley McGregor is the Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Treatment Track intern at UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience. She is a PsyD Doctoral Candidate at the Loma Linda University where her research focuses on evidenced-based interventions for families of young children with neurodevelopmental disorders and co-occurring internalizing symptoms. For the past two years, Hadley has also been a part of the PEERS Clinic at UCLA where she has worked as a behavioral coach and led adolescent groups. She has extensive experience in intervention and assessments with individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders and psychiatric disorders and their families. Her interests revolve around researching and providing evidenced-based treatments for individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders from culturally diverse backgrounds. As an intern in the PEERS Clinic Hadley continues to lead PEERS for Adolescents groups as well as assist in PEERS for Dating groups.
Hillary is a Clinical Psychology Intern in the Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Assessment Track at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, and a Doctoral Candidate at Marquette University. She is currently involved in the Child and Adult Neurodevelopmental (CAN) Clinic and the Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS®) Clinic. Hillary completed her master’s degree in Child Development at the University of California, Davis and was a trainee in the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) program in Wisconsin. She has worked with neurodiverse youth and adults for the past 15 years in multiple clinical and research settings. Her research interests center upon the measurement, mechanisms, and trajectories of well-being among youth and adults on the autism spectrum within various family and social contexts.