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Funded by: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute for Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
Established in 1967, the UNC IDDRC is one of 14 Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Centers supported by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). The UNC IDDRC, led by Director Joe Piven, M.D., and Associate Director Gabriel Dichter, Ph.D., offers three multi-component research cores to support funded investigators conducting studies relevant to understanding the pathogenesis and treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders. IDDRC investigators come from a wide range of disciplines in clinical and basic science, including members of the Carolina Center for Genome Sciences, the Eshelman School of Pharmacy, the Gillings School of Public Health, the UNC Neuroscience Center, and more than 20 different UNC Departments.

Major research themes in the IDDRC include:
  • Autism and related syndromes, focusing on gene-brain-behavior relationships
  • Early development of brain and behavior, with longitudinal studies in normal and at risk populations
  • Early detection and intervention, including psychopharmacology, early education/behavioral programs, and preclinical, high-throughput drug discovery and gene therapy initiatives

IDDRC Investigators and Projects

IDDRC Cores
1) Clinical Translational Core
     Webinar describing the services of the Clinical Translational Core

2) Preclinical Core
     Webinar describing the services of the Preclinical Core
     Mouse Behavioral Phenotyping Laboratory
     Neuroscience Microscopy Facility
     Small Animal Brain Imaging and Analysis

3) Data Science Core: Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Psychometrics
     Webinar describing services of the Data Science Core

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Acknowledgements. All publications and presentations that include assistance from the UNC IDDRC should acknowledge support from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD; P50 HD103573).

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