The University of Washington’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (IDDRC), based at the Center on Human Development and Disability (CHDD), provides a comprehensive interdisciplinary research program in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Critical basic and translational science issues in the IDD field are carried out by University of Washington faculty referred to as CHDD Research Affiliates primarily in the context of 8 interdisciplinary groups known as Collaborative Research Areas (CRAs). These Collaborative Research Areas are as follows: Biological Basis of Autism, Brain Malformation Disorders, Central Nervous System Injury, Consortium on Early Childhood Intervention, Developmental Toxicology, Epilepsy, Hearing Disorders, and Learning Disabilities.
Current scientific core facilities enhance the effectiveness of CRA members and other scientists carrying out their research as part of the IDDRC. Scientific core support facilities are as follows: (1) Behavioral Evaluation Center, (2) Genetics, (3) Brain Imaging, (4) Animal Behavior, and (5) Clinical Translational. Other IDDRC activities include training researchers in various disciplines, disseminating research findings, and maintaining linkages to clinical training activities and exemplary service programs to maximize translational impact.
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