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Question 3: Short-term Objective H

green dot 3SH. Support at least three studies of special populations or use existing databases to inform our understanding of environmental risk factors for ASD in pregnancy and the early postnatal period by 2012. Such studies could include: o Comparisons of populations differing in geography, gender, ethnic background, exposure history (e.g., prematurity, maternal infection, nutritional deficiencies, toxins), and migration patterns; and o Comparisons of phenotype (e.g., cytokine profiles), in children with and without a history of autistic regression, adverse events following immunization (such as fever and seizures), and mitochondrial impairment. These studies may also include comparisons of phenotype between children with regressive ASD and their siblings. Emphasis on environmental factors that influence prenatal and early postnatal development is particularly of high priority. Epidemiological studies should pay special attention to include racially and ethnically diverse populations. IACC Recommended Budget: $12,000,000 over 5 years.

Projects Found: 25
Total Funding: 5481948
Records
Project Title Funding Funding Institution

Project Title

Environmental risk factors for autistic behaviors in a cohort study
$229,308

Funding

229308

Institution

BRIGHAM AND WOMEN'S HOSPITAL

Project Title

Maternal Depression and Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy and Risk of Childhood Autism Spectrum Disorders in Offspring: Population-Based Cohort and Bidirectional Case-Crossover Sibling Study
$207,900

Funding

207900

Institution

Boston University

Project Title

Prenatal factors and risk of autism in a Finnish national birth cohort
$177,000

Funding

177000

Institution

Columbia University

Project Title

Prenatal factors and risk of autism in a Finnish national birth cohort
$538,035

Funding

538035

Institution

Columbia University

Project Title

Early life vitamin D levels and risk of autism spectrum disorders
$177,805

Funding

177805

Institution

DREXEL UNIVERSITY

Project Title

Concluding Follow-up of Families Enrolled in the EARLI Cohort
$364,000

Funding

364000

Institution

Drexel University

Project Title

Early life environmental exposures and autism in an existing Swedish birth cohort
$0

Funding

0

Institution

Drexel University

Project Title

Prenatal Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid Levels and Risk of Autism Spectrum Disorders
$518,857

Funding

518857

Institution

Drexel University

Project Title

Prenatal Androgen in Meconium and Early Autism Spectrum Disorder Related Neurodevelopmental Outcomes
$0

Funding

0

Institution

Drexel University

Project Title

Prenatal folic acid and risk for autism spectrum disorders
$127,476

Funding

127476

Institution

Emory University

 
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