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Center on Human Development and Disability

Overview of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center

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 interdiscliplinary groups known as Collaborative Research Areas (CRAs). These Collaborative Research Areas are as follows:  Autism and Related Disorders, Brain Malformation Disorders, Central Nervous System Injury, Developmental Toxicology, Environmental Influences and Behavioral Development, 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 (pilot phase). The Cellular Morphology, and Instrument Development Laboratory are available until June 30, 2014.  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.

To access detailed information regarding CRAs, Cores, and Research Affiliates,
please click on areas of interest below.

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Scientific Cores

Collaborative Research Areas

Research Affiliates

Current Publications
2012-2014

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