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ACE Center: Subject Assessment and Recruitment Core  

This grant provides support for an NIH Autism Center of Excellence (ACE). This Core resource will support four interrelated projects that are part of the University of Pittsburgh/Carnegie Mellon University ACE. This ACE center focuses on elucidating fundamental information processing and neurobiological mechanisms causing autism. The major objectives of the Subject Assessment and Recruitment Core are to: (1) recruit subjects with autism and matched controls for all projects; (2) screen interested individuals with autism and controls to determine initial eligibility for participation; (3) complete diagnostic measures including medical/family histories, physical/neurological exams, karyotyping, research diagnoses, measures of adaptive functioning, and intelligence/developmental assessment measures; (4) administer neuropsychological tests and other behavioral measures for comparison with experimental measures; (5) administer a test to study corpus callosal function; (6) maximize behavioral and imaging data acquisition and quality; and (7) provide reliability of data scoring and enter data into the subject tracking and database system. Project Status
ONGOING

2010

Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $878,970.00
Current Award Period 2007-2012
Project Number 5P50HD055748-04
Principal Investigator Minshew, Nancy
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 7: What Other Infrastructure and Surveillance Needs Must Be Met? (Infrastructure)
Subcategory Research Recruitment and Clinical Care
Strategic Plan Objective 7Other. Not specific to Question 7 objectives
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution University of Pittsburgh
State/Country Pennsylvania
Web Link 1 ACE Center: Subject Assessment and Recruitment Core (External web link)
Web Link 2 No URL available.
Web Link 3 No URL available.
New! History/Related Projects ACE Center: Subject Assessment and Recruitment Core | $907,560.00 | 2009 | 5P50HD055748-03
ACE Center: Subject Assessment and Recruitment Core (supplement) | $192,177.00 | 2009 | 3P50HD055748-03S1