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Project Title

Project Title

Sensory based CNS diagnostics for the clinic

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Tommerdahl, Mark

Description

Description

There is currently a significant gap that exists between research and translation of the findings into everyday practice. The goal of the current work is to bridge this gap by developing standardized sensory measures that can be not only utilized in clinical or clinical research settings, but can be directly correlated with data from non-human primates. The grantee has already developed a diagnostic system to investigate differences in cortical information processing strategies between people with autism and people without. The aim of this project is to investigate whether it can be broadly applied to a number of neurological disorders. Subjects from one broad category of neurological disorders, chronic pain, will be used as the test group.

Funder

Funder

National Institutes of Health

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

181885

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

2011-2013

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. 1SB. Validate and improve the sensitivity and specificity of new or existing screening and diagnostic tools, including comparative studies of general developmental screening versus autism-specific screening tools, in both high-risk and population-based samples, including those from resource-poor international settings and those that are diverse in terms of age, socio-economic status, race, ethnicity, gender, characteristics of ASD, and general level of functioning by 2012. IACC Recommended Budget: $5,400,000 over 3 years.

Project Link

Project Link

Sensory based CNS diagnostics for the clinic (External web link)

Institution

Institution

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

State/Country

State/Country

North Carolina

Project Number

Project Number

5R21NS072811-02

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Federal

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

Sensory based CNS diagnostics for the clinic | 218946 | 2011 | 1R21NS072811-01A1

 
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