Holly Fitch

Class of 1980; Elected 2008

Holly graduated Cum Laude from Duke University in 1984 with a B.S. in Biology and Psychology, earned both an MS in 1988 and a PhD in 1990 in Biobehavioral Science from UConn.  She held a post doctoral position at Rutger’s  Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience and returned to a faculty position at UConn in 1997, after a year off for the birth of her second set of twins.  As an Assistant Research and then Associate Research Professor (tenure track), Holly has received over $3 million in grant support from the National Institute of Health, the March of Dimes, and other smaller private organizations, to study early brain injuries and resultant learning disabilities, as well as brain injuries associated with prematurity and low birth weight.  She has trained graduate students, taught seminars and written over 60 papers and chapters that have been published in peer reviewed journals such as “Brain Research.”