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Project Element Element Description

Project Title

Project Title

ACE Center: MRI studies of early brain development in autism

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Courchesne, Eric

Description

Description

This grant provides support for an NIH Autism Center of Excellence (ACE). Early brain overgrowth is a recently identified, but not yet directly measured, phenomenon in autism. This study will identify early brain growth biomarkers in ASD by longitudinal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans of infants at-risk for ASD, infants at-risk for developmental delay, and typical infants at 12 and 24 months.

Funder

Funder

National Institutes of Health

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

364247

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

2007-2012

Strategic Plan Question

Strategic Plan Question

Question 1: When Should I Be Concerned?

Strategic Plan Objective

Strategic Plan Objective

Green dot: Objective has greater than or equal to the recommended funding. 1LA. Identify behavioral and biological markers that separately, or in combination, accurately identify, before age 2, one or more subtypes of children at risk for developing ASD, and evaluate whether these risk markers or profiles can improve early identification through heightened developmental monitoring and screening by 2014. IACC Recommended Budget: $33,300,000 over 5 years.

Project Link

Project Link

ACE Center: MRI studies of early brain development in autism (External web link)

Institution

Institution

University of California, San Diego

State/Country

State/Country

California

Project Number

Project Number

5P50MH081755-04

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Federal

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

ACE Center: MRI studies of early brain development in autism | 365830 | 2009 | 5P50MH081755-03

 
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