Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients
Saima W. Hossain is a psychologist and international advocate for children with autism. She completed her Specialist Degree in the School Psychology Program (BA in Psychology 1997, Master degree in Clinical Psychology 2002 and Specialist Degree in School Psychology 2004). While studying at Barry, she began her research on the status of women in Bangladesh and was later awarded the Outstanding Scientific Presentation by the Florida Academy of Sciences. In 2008, Hossain started her work as an advocate for children with autism and neurodevelopmental disorders. In September, the World Health Organization awarded her the WHO Excellence Award for Public Health. This award is in recognition of her contribution to public health on a global level. Hossain is the daughter of Bangladeshi Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina.