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Klinger wins $450K grant to measure outcomes for adults with ASD
Laura Klinger, PhD, Principal Investigator of the study and Executive Director of TEACCH, will use the grant from Autism Speaks to conduct a landmark 40-year follow-up study of individuals served by the TEACCH Autism Program. Mark Klinger, PhD, and Joseph Piven, MD, are co-investigators on the study.
Located in News / 2013 / January
Two UNC faculty receive Autism Centers of Excellence grants for new research
Multimillion dollar grants further enhance UNC’s recognition as one of the world’s top autism research centers
Located in News / 2012 / September
Questionnaire completed by parents may help identify 1-year-olds at risk for autism
The First Year Inventory, a 10-minute questionnaire filled out by parents after a child’s first birthday, shows promise in identifying children who are later diagnosed with autism or other developmental problems.
Located in News / 2012 / July
Autism, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder may share common underlying factors
New research led by Patrick F. Sullivan, MD, FRANZCP, a psychiatric geneticist at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, points to an increased risk of autism spectrum disorders among individuals whose parents or siblings have been diagnosed with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder.
Located in News / 2012 / July
Brain imaging differences evident at 6 months in infants who develop autism
This study led by UNC researchers suggests that autism does not appear suddenly in young children, but instead develops over time during infancy.
Located in News / 2012 / February
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
Brain enlargement in autism due to brain changes occurring before age 2
A study by UNC researchers finds that children with autism who had enlarged brains at age 2 continued to have enlarged brains at ages 4 and 5. However, this increased brain growth did not continue beyond age 2.
Located in News / 2011 / May
UNC researchers unravel clues, develop interventions for autism
As World Autism Awareness Day, April 2, approaches, scientists at the UNC School of Medicine hunt for new treatments and interventions for the disorder.
Located in News / 2011 / March
Three UNC scientists awarded research grant for autism spectrum disorders
Drs. Ben Philpot, Mark Zylka, and Bryan Roth have been awarded a $1,050,000 grant from the Simons Foundation to identify drug-like compounds for the treatment of autism spectrum disorders.
Located in News / 2011 / February
Large study helps clarify the genetics of autism
The findings, published online June 9 in the journal Nature, support an emerging consensus among scientists that autism is caused by many “rare variants” or genetic changes found in less than one percent of the population.
Located in News / 2010 / June