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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

Prospective Evaluation of Air Pollution, Cognition, and Autism from Birth Onward
$6,676

Funding

6676

Institution

University of Southern California

Project Title

Maternal Diabetes during Pregnancy and Neurodevelopment in the Offspring
$145,987

Funding

145987

Institution

University of California, Los Angeles

Project Title

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

Funding

177000

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

Air Pollution and Autism in Denmark
$195,216

Funding

195216

Institution

University of California, Los Angeles

Project Title

Childhood Autism and Air Pollution - A Statewide Study
$206,175

Funding

206175

Institution

University of California, Los Angeles

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

Is Jaundice in Premature Infants a Risk Factor for Autism?
$224,493

Funding

224493

Institution

University of Rochester

Project Title

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

Funding

229308

Institution

BRIGHAM AND WOMEN'S HOSPITAL

Project Title

Autism Metabolomics and Environment (AIME)
$244,232

Funding

244232

Institution

University of California, Los Angeles

 
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