Shriver Center behavior analysis expert honored with career achievement award

May 22, 2014

Shriver Center's Harry A. Mackay, PhD, to receive career award from ABAI 

UMass Medical School’s Harry A. Mackay, PhD, will be honored for his contributions to the field of behavior analysis with a career award on Saturday, May 24 during the Association for Behavior Analysis International’s annual convention in Chicago, Ill.

Mackay is an adjunct professor in the Department of Psychiatry, and also serves as faculty at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center, part of UMass Medical School's Commonwealth Medicine division. Mackay focuses his research on the ways behavior relates to learning among individuals with intellectual disabilities.

ABAI’s Experimental Analysis of Human Behavior Special Interest Group will bestow Mackay with the award. William V. Dube, PhD, who studied under Mackay and is now his colleague at the Shriver Center, will discuss how Mackay’s work has led to greater understanding of complex human behavior.

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