AUTISM & African-American Children press conference, briefing and roundtable discussion.
Friday, May 17th, 2013 from 2:00 pm to 3:30pm at at First 5 LA in downtown Los Angeles
UCLA CART Director, Dr. Daniel Geschwind, will speak about his recently awarded 5-year $10+ million research grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to continue his research on the genetic causes of autism spectrum disorders and to expand his investigations to include the genetics of autism in the key but underserved population of African-American families.
Please visit CART website EVENTS page for more details, map, flyer and how to RSVP. We hope you will join us.
An article in the April 29 Headlines and Global News about a possible blood test for autism spectrum disorders cited a study led by Dr. Daniel Geschwind, professor of neurology, psychiatry, and genetics, and director of the Center for Autism Research and Treatment (CART) at UCLA.
Dr. Daniel Geschwind, professor of neurology, psychiatry, and genetics, and director of the Center for Autism Research at the Semel Institute, was featured in an April 3 Examiner.com article about a five-year, $10 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to expand and continue his current research into the genetic causes of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). The new research will emphasize further understanding of ASD among African Americans.
The UCLA Center for Autism Research and Treatment (CART) invites applications for pilot grants.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 25, 2013 (Monday 5 pm)
FUNDING AMOUNT: $25,000 per project (direct costs)
BUDGET PERIOD: June 1, 2013 – May 31, 2014
Please see RFA (attached below) for details including application submission requirements.