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Aysenil Belger, Ph.D.

March 8, 2022

Aysenil Belger, Ph.D., is the new director of the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute.  Dr. Belger is a Professor of Psychiatry, Professor of Psychology, and directs the Neurocognition and Imaging Research Lab in the UNC Department of Psychiatry.  She … Continued

Gabriel Dichter, Ph.D.

March 8, 2022

Gabriel Dichter, Ph.D., is a professor of psychiatry and psychology & neuroscience, director of Clinical Affective Neuroscience Lab, and associate director of the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (IDDRC) at the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities.  Dr. Dichter is … Continued

Laura Grofer Klinger, Ph.D.

March 8, 2022

Laura Grofer Klinger, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist, a tenured associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry in the UNC School of Medicine, and the executive director of the UNC TEACCH Autism Program.  She oversees TEACCH’s clinical services (seven regional … Continued

Clare Harrop, Ph.D.

March 8, 2022

Clare Harrop, Ph.D., is an assistant research professor in the Department of Allied Health Sciences and an affiliate researcher with both the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities (CIDD) and the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute.  She is a developmental psychologist whose … Continued

Ben Philpot, Ph.D.

March 8, 2022

Ben Philpot, Ph.D., is the Kenan Distinguished Professor in the Department of Cell Biology and Physiology, Associate Director of the UNC Neuroscience Center, and Co-Director of the UNC NIH T32 Post Doctoral Research Training Program. Dr. Philpot’s research investigates the … Continued

Karen Erickson, Ph.D.

March 8, 2022

Dr. Karen Erickson is the David E. and Dolores Yoder Distinguished Professor of Literacy and Disability Studies in the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences.  She is also the director of the Center for Literacy and Disability Studies.  Dr.Erickson is a former … Continued

Damaris Lorenzo, Ph.D.

March 8, 2022

Damaris Lorenzo, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Cell Biology and Physiology. The Lorenzo lab uses mouse genetics, live-cell imaging, and a wide range of molecular biology and biochemical approaches to understand the roles of cytoskeletal proteins … Continued

Jamie Capal, MD

March 8, 2022

Dr. Jamie Capal is an associate professor of pediatrics and neurology and a neurodevelopmental disabilities specialist in the UNC School of Medicine and at the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities. Her clinical and research activities focus on neurogenetic conditions that … Continued

Robert Christian, M.D.

March 8, 2022

As a physician with training in General Pediatrics and Adult/Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and as someone who has spent much of his clinical time working in interdisciplinary teams, Dr. Christian holds strongly to the notion that any one lens is … Continued

Rebecca Fry, Ph.D.

March 8, 2022

Dr. Rebecca Fry is Director of the Institute for Environmental Health Solutions and the Carol Remmer Angle Distinguished Professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering at UNC-Chapel Hill. Her lab focuses on understanding how environmental exposures to toxic substances are associated with human disease. … Continued