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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: 18
Total Funding: 6508200
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Project Title Funding Funding Institution

Project Title

Prenatal factors and risk of autism in a Finnish national birth cohort
$579,293

Funding

579293

Institution

Columbia University

Project Title

Prospective Evaluation of Air Pollution, Cognition, and Autism from Birth Onward
$545,679

Funding

545679

Institution

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

Project Title

Concluding Follow-up of Families Enrolled in the EARLI Cohort
$60,667

Funding

60667

Institution

Drexel University

Project Title

Epidemiological Research on Autism in Jamaica - Phase II
$564,795

Funding

564795

Institution

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS HLTH SCI CTR HOUSTON

Project Title

Parental Exposures to Occupational Asthmagens and Risk of Autism Spectrum Disorders
$29,500

Funding

29500

Institution

Johns Hopkins University

Project Title

Gestational Metabolic Conditions and Autism
$74,844

Funding

74844

Institution

University of California, Davis

Project Title

Gestational exposure questionnaire validation and feasibility study
$0

Funding

0

Institution

University of California, Davis

Project Title

Very early behavioral indicators of ASD risk among NICU infants: A prospective study
$149,986

Funding

149986

Institution

Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities

Project Title

Neonatal Biomarkers in Extremely Preterm Babies Predict Childhood Brain Disorders
$2,857,573

Funding

2857573

Institution

BOSTON MEDICAL CENTER

Project Title

Early life vitamin D levels and risk of autism spectrum disorders
$174,243

Funding

174243

Institution

DREXEL UNIVERSITY

 
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