ASF Grantee Dr. Christine Ochoa Escamilla of UT Southwestern Medical Center presenting her ASF-supported research at the 2017 INSAR Annual Meeting.
The Autism Science Foundation invites applications for its Pre- and Postdoctoral Training Awards from graduate students, medical students and postdoctoral fellows interested in pursuing careers in basic and clinical research relevant to autism spectrum disorders. The full Request for Applications can be found at the link HERE.
Applications are due December 3, 2018 at 5:00 pm EST.
ASF Podcast with Dr. Alex Kolevzon of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Explains Clinical Trial with IGF-1
Researchers at Mount Sinai, led by Dr. Alex Kolevzon, are running a clinical trial of the compound insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) for children with idiopathic autism. Dr. Kolevzon's team previously demonstrated the safety and feasibility of IGF-1 in treating Phelan-McDermid Syndrome (PMS), a single-gene form of autism. In the PMS study, the IGF-1 treatment improved symptoms of social impairment and repetitive behaviors, which are core symptoms of autism. Expanding their investigation into idiopathic autism, the researchers are working hard to make sure families can comfortably and knowledgeably participate in the clinical trial. Mahir Rahman spoke with Dr. Kolevzon about the study and where it hopes to go.
Listen to the podcast episode here. Read the full transcript here.
Interested in joining the study? Go here to learn more.
The event is a wonderful time for autism families and advocates to get together and enjoy fall in beautiful Westchester County while supporting autism science. The event will include a 5K walk, perfect for all types of families and people who just don't like to bike.
Come out and join us as a rider, walker, or volunteer on Saturday, October 13!
ASF SAB Member Dr. David Mandell speaking at the 7th Annual Rockland Autism Symposium.
Registration for the
13th Annual Rockland County Autism Symposium is open! The ASF-sponsored event will feature morning speaker sessions, including Dr. Declan Murphy of King's College in London, who directs Europe's largest autism research program. The afternoon will feature breakout sessions with professionals providing quality autism services in New York and New Jersey to people all across the spectrum.
The event will be held on Thursday, October 25 at the Pearl River Hilton in Pearl River, NY.
Online registration only. To register, please visit here.
Job Opportunities in Autism Research
Candidates are being considered for a half-time Research Support Specialist position in Dr. Matthew Lerner's Social Competence and Treatment Labin the Department of Psychology at Stony Brook University. This position is to facilitate NIMH R01-funded study of a multisite intervention designed to support social functioning in children and teens with and without autism spectrum disorders.
For more information and to apply, please go here.
The Regulation of Emotion in ASD Adults Children and Teens (REAACT) Lab is seeking a full-time research assistant at UPMC in Pittsburgh. The position will provide support to the Autism and Developmental Disorders Inpatient Research Collaborative (ADDIRC), which is a multi-site study of psychiatric inpatients with ASD who are primarily admitted due to aggressive or self-injurious behavior. For more information and to apply, please go here.
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