PharmaBiz - NIH Awards $100M for Autism Centers of Excellence Research Program

 – September 6, 2012  –– 

The NIH has granted $100 million for Autism Centers of Excellence (ACE) research program featuring projects investigating sex differences in autism spectrum disorders, or ASD, and investigating ASD and limited speech. The nine awards for 2012 will support research at individual centers or at research networks, which involve multiple institutions, dedicated to the study of ASD. Abraham Reichenberg, PhD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and researchers will embark on an ambitious attempt to understand how genetic and environmental factors influence the development of autism. The researchers will analyze detailed records and biospecimens from 4.5 million births involving 20,000 cases of ASD, from seven countries. The analysis will span three generations and involve grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles, and siblings and cousins. Learn More
- Dr. Avi Reichenberg, Visiting Professor, Psychiatry, Mount Sinai School of Medicine