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Analyses of brain structure and connectivity in young children with autism  

This is an NIH Pathway to Independence Award, which provides an opportunity for promising postdoctoral scientists to transition from mentored to independent research support. The overarching research goal of this project is to use structural and functional neuroimaging techniques to investigate abnormalities in brain structure and connectivity in 2-4 year old children with autism. Increasingly, the importance of investigating brain structure at the earliest possible time point is being recognized. It is therefore critical to study children as close in time as possible to the clinical diagnosis, during critical periods of brain development, and prior to intensive behavioral and medical interventions. Project Status
ONGOING

2010

Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $90,000.00
Current Award Period 2009-2011
Project Number 5K99MH085099-02
Principal Investigator Nordahl, Christine
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 1: When Should I Be Concerned? (Diagnosis)
Subcategory Early Signs and Biomarkers
Strategic Plan Objective Green dot: Objective has greater than or equal to the recommended funding. 1LB. Develop at least five measures of behavioral and/or biological heterogeneity in children or adults with ASD, beyond variation in intellectual disability, that clearly relate to etiology and risk, treatment response and/or outcome by 2015. IACC Recommended Budget: $71,100,000 over 5 years.
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution University of California, Davis
State/Country California
Web Link 1 Analyses of brain structure and connectivity in young children with autism (External web link)
Web Link 2 No URL available.
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