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in the U.S. in funding for autism research
5
Schools conducting autism spectrum disorder research
32
University departments with awards for research on autism
96
Principal investigators with awards for autism related research

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Latest News

  • A Celebration of Scholarly Excellence

    Four faculty members honored with distinguished professor and faculty scholar titles From left to right: Gary Stuck, Malbert Smith, Kin White, Nianbo Dong, Fouad Abd-El-Khalick, Ethan Hutt, Kara Hume, Brian Boyd, and Sharon Coop  …

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  • UNC Earns 4th Consecutive NIH Autism Centers of Excellence Grant

    Joe Piven, MD, director of the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities, is the principal investigator on a 5-year, $12-million NIH grant for the Brain and Behavior Study of ASD from Infancy through Adolescence, led by…

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  • Rodríguez-Romaguera Awarded 2022 Young Investigator Award

    Assistant Professor Jose Rodríguez-Romaguera, PhD, has been awarded the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation 2022 Young Investigator Award. The Foundation’s grants provide scientists with up to $70,000 to advance research focused on mental illness. Jose…

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