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TEACCH Autism Program receives $120,000 grant from Autism Speaks
Principal investigator Mark Klinger, and co-investigator, Laura Klinger, will assess the effectiveness of the TEACCH School Transition to Employment Program (TSTEP) for adolescents and young adults (ages 16 – 21) with ASD.
Located in Vital Signs / 2014 / Jan. 9
Children's Research Institute Seminar Series: "Imaging Infant Brain Development in Autism"
The Children’s Research Institute Seminar Series presents its April speaker, Joseph Piven, MD, for his talk, "Imaging Infant Brain Development in Autism."
Located in Vital Signs / 2018 / March 29
VIDEO: Autism drug citalopram is ineffective, causes significant side effects
A drug commonly given to autistic children to reduce repetitive behaviors is ineffective compared to placebo and, in some children, may actually increase repetitive behaviors, as found by the largest study of autistic children to date.
Located in Vital Signs / 2009 / Vital Signs - June 5, 2009
UNC expands brain imaging study of infants at risk for autism
A study led by UNC researchers using brain imaging of infants to examine changes in their brains and behavior that may mark the onset of autistic symptoms is being substantially expanded after receiving an additional $3.25 million in funding.
Located in Vital Signs / 2008 / November
Shen Earns Young Investigator Award for Autism Research
Mark Shen, PhD, a researcher at the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities, received the international honor for his work on biological indicators of autism in infants.
Located in Vital Signs / 2018 / May 24
Joseph Piven, MD
Joseph Piven, MD is Sarah Graham Kenan Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Director of the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities. His services include the TEACHH program and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He is an expert on autism, neuroimaging, genetics, mental retardation, and developmental disorders.
Located in For the Media / Experts Guide
Adult Male Autism Study: ASPIRE Research
The goal of this study is to measure the effects of an investigational drug on social behavior, communication, and safety. Study for adult males, ages 18-45, with high functioning autism.
Located in Vital Signs / 2014 / June 26
UNC autism research featured on WRAL
Joseph Piven, MD, professor of psychiatry, director of the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities, was interviewed by WRAL for a story about the link between eye movement and autism.
Located in Vital Signs / 2013 / May 30
UNC Autism Paper Makes Top 10 List
Mark Shen, PhD, at the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities, was first author on a scientific paper last November that Autism Speaks named as one of the top 10 research papers in 2018.
Located in News / 2019 / January
2019 Marks UNC’s Third Year Participating in Largest Genetic Autism Research Study
Gabriel Dichter, PhD, director of research at the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities, said one of the main goals of the SPARK project is to help determine the genes that cause autism.
Located in News / 2019 / April