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Accordino wins Fulbright, Rotary scholarships

Robert Accordino, a member of Princeton's class of 2003, has won scholarships to study in England and Australia, where he will continue his research on autism.

Accordino was awarded a scholarship from the Australian-American Fulbright Commission to pursue research at the University of Queensland, as well as a Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship to study at the University of Oxford.

He will split time between the two universities over the next year while conducting further research on the effects of music therapy on and the musical abilities of autistic children. The topic was the subject of Accordino's senior thesis, which was directed by Ronald Comer, a lecturer in the psychology department, and Wendy Heller, an assistant professor of music .

Accordino, who graduated with a degree in psychology and certificates in musical performance and theater, plans to attend medical school in the future.

Contact: Eric Quinones (609) 258-3601

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