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Mental Health/Disabilities (MHDD) Research Education Program  

This grant supports an interdisciplinary research education program in Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities (MH/DD), a collaborative program which includes the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) at Children's Hospital Boston, the STAART/Autism Center for Excellence at Boston University (BU), Harvard Medical School (HMS), and the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). The MH/DD program addresses urgent priorities for recruitment, retention, and training of young scientists in MH/DD research. The research domains include: developmental psychopathology, developmental cognitive neuroscience, child psychiatric epidemiology, interventions, services and policies- relevant to MH/DD. Trainees will participate in mentored research project and structured instruction for development of research ideas, ethics, and career management. The program will utilize collaborative learning, national and international research networks through IT, traditional contents/methods seminar, and keynote colloquia emphasizing MH/DD research themes. This program greatly enriches opportunities available to U.S. citizens/residents in mental health research in autism and many other serious childhood developmental disorders and offers both national and international perspectives for research capacity-building efforts worldwide, with U.S. investigators and the National Institute of Mental Health taking a leading role. Project Status


Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $154,942.00
Current Award Period 2005-2012
Project Number 5R25MH071286-04
Principal Investigator Munir, Kerim
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 7: What Other Infrastructure and Surveillance Needs Must Be Met? (Infrastructure)
Subcategory Research Workforce Development
Strategic Plan Objective Green dot: Objective has greater than or equal to the recommended funding. 7K. Encourage programs and funding mechanisms that expand the research workforce, enhance interdisciplinary research training, and recruit early career scientists into the ASD field by 2013. IACC Recommended Budget: $5,000,000 over 3 years.
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution Children's Hospital Boston
State/Country Massachusetts
Web Link 1 Mental Health/Disabilities (MHDD) Research Education Program (External web link)
Web Link 2 No URL available.
Web Link 3 No URL available.
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