Kimberly Sloman, associate professor in the School of Behavior Analysis and director of The Scott Center for Autism Treatment, was selected as an awardee for the Brevard Heart Foundation’s Heart of a Hero Award.
Members from the foundation surprised Sloman at The Scott Center Feb. 7 to inform her of her nomination and selection.
Diana Adams, executive director of the Brevard Heart Foundation, said award nominations are open to the public, and they are asked to submit people in any realm of health care who go above and beyond to make a difference in the community.
“Dr. Sloman’s nomination was very well written,” Adams said. “The nominator talked about her compassion, her research, the different roles she holds both at The Scott Center and at Florida Tech. The selection committee was very impressed and wanted to thank her for everything she does in our community.”
Sloman has provided care to patients at The Scott Center since 2018. She has worked with individuals with developmental disabilities and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) since 2000. She has authored several research articles and presented at state and national conferences.
Along with the other awardees from around Brevard County, Sloman will be honored at the Heart of a Hero Awards Gala March 24.
“I am so honored to be recognized by the Brevard Heart Foundation as a recipient of the Heart of a Hero Award,” Sloman said. “The Scott Center is dedicated to serving our community by providing autism resources and support, as well as excellent training experiences for the next generation of compassionate clinicians. Each day, I get to work with our wonderful staff, students and families, and for that, I’m very thankful.”