|Project Title||Principal Investigator||Institution|
|Structural and functional neural correlates of early postnatal deprivation||Behen, Michael||Wayne State University|
|Prenatal factors and risk of autism in a Finnish national birth cohort||Brown, Alan||New York State Psychiatric Institute|
|Multi-registry analyses for iCARE- West Australia||Leonard, Helen||The University of Western Australia|
|Multi-registry analyses for iCARE- Sweden||Hultman, Christina||Karolinska Institutet|
|Multi-registry analyses for iCARE - Norway||Stoltenberg, Camilla||Norwegian Institute of Public Health|
|Multi-registry analyses for iCARE - Israel||Gross, Raz||The Gertner Institute of Epidemiology and Health Policy Research|
|Multi-registry analyses for iCARE - Finland||Sourander, Andre||Turku University|
|Multi-registry analyses for iCARE - Denmark||Parner, Eric||Aarhus University|
|Multi-registry analyses for iCARE - Data Management Core||Bresnahan, Michaeline||Columbia University|
|Epidemiologic studies of reproductive and developmental outcomes – Denmark||Olsen, Jorn||Aarhus University|
|Epidemiological research on autism in Jamaica||Rahbar, Mohammad||University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston|
|Effect of oxytocin receptor inhibitor (atosiban) during the perinatal period and prevalence of autism spectrum disorders||Ebstein, Richard||Hebrew University|
|Assisted reproductive treatments and risk of autism||Reichenberg, Avi||Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London|
|IACC Strategic Plan Objective||2008||2009||2010||2011||2012||Total|
Support at least three studies of special populations or use existing databases to inform our understanding of environmental risk factors for ASD in pregnancy and the early postnatal period by 2012. Such studies could include:
IACC Recommended Budget: $12,000,000 over 5 years
|3.S.H. Funding: The recommended budget was partially met, and is approaching the recommended budget.
Progress: The funded projects cover the objective well; there are 32 projects that are related to this objective, though more projects focus on use of databases than on special populations. A positive element of progress for this objective is the existence of large monitoring databases and projects that capitalize on those resources, such as iCARE and MINERvA.
Remaining Gaps, Needs, and Opportunities: While progress is being made in this area, and it must be maintained in order to achieve this objective.