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NDD Lab Undergraduate Research Showcase!

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We are proud of the researchers-in-training who presented at the NDD Lab Undergraduate Research Showcase on July 20th! The NDD Lab is committed to consistently providing education and training opportunities for many undergraduates at the University of South Carolina,  which is currently classified as an R1 Research Institution  by the Carnegie Commission on higher education.


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Participant Families Brighten our Days!!

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Most of our families really know how to have fun and that is what makes us want to come to “work” each day!!  These three participants were absolutely fabulous during their visit to our lab last week and so we gave them STICKY hands as prizes!  That’s when things just got silly;)


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Dr. Jane Roberts featured news story: Piecing together the Autism Puzzle.

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The work of Dr. Jane Roberts is currently featured on the College of Arts and Sciences website.  The new article entitled Piecing together the Autism puzzle explains how our research connects the social and biological science to improve the health of children and families.


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Join us in Lighting it Up Blue!!

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April is National Autism Awareness Month! According to the CDC, approximately 1 in 68 school-aged children have been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).  This month gives an excellent opportunity to promote autism awareness and acceptance around the world. Together we can make a better world for those with autism by taking action and supporting organizations which provide support for families affected by ASD.


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Congratulations to Hannah Durham on her new position at Duke University!!

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Hannah Durham graduated from USC this past May and is currently a research assistant in our lab. She has accepted a clinical research specialist position at the Center for Autism and Brain Development at Duke University Medical Center! She will be joining a team who is studying the efficacy of umbilical cord blood infusion for improving outcomes of children with autism spectrum disorder. Congratulations!!


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Dr. Abigail Hogan presents to the CAS Board of Visitors!

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Dr. Abigail Hogan presented her poster on Neural Processing in Fragile X Syndrome and Autism to the CAS Board of Visitors on December 2, 2016. It was an honor to present the experimental design of our NIH-funded preschool grant to a governing body of the College of Arts and Sciences.


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Currently Recruiting children with Autism

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We are recruiting children who have been diagnosed with Autism!

Who can take part in this study:  Children 30-42 months diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder and a developmental delay.

What will participation involve:  Completing some interviews and questionnaires about your thoughts and experiences as well as your child’s development.  Yearly in person assessments of mom and child at your home.  Participants will be compensated  for their time and receive a brief report of their child’s development.

How will this project help families: This information would enable us to support all families affected by neuro-developmental disorders by promoting earlier diagnosis, treatment and support.

How can I get more information: Please contact Ms. Jessica Escorcia via email (uscdevlab@gmail.com) or phone (803-777- 5676). You may also visit our recruitment page.


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Carly Moser

Carly Moser awarded Magellan Grant

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Carly Moser was named a Magellan Scholar in May 2016 and awarded a grant to fund research on the relationship between autonomic function and psychosocial outcomes in mothers with the FMR1 premutation.  Congratulations Carly!


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Alexis Ruber receives SURF award

Alexis Ruber Receives SURF Award

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Alexis Ruber received a Science Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) award. Alexis will examine eye contact during a social interaction among mothers of children with fragile X syndrome and mothers of children with autism. The study also aims to examine the relationship between sympathetic arousal, measured by skin conductance, and eye contact in these groups. Congratulations, Alexis!


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Sara McGrath

Sara Matherly receives travel award for Gatlinburg Conference

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The National Fragile X Foundation awarded Sara Matherly a $400 travel award for the 49th Annual Gatlinburg Conference in San Diego, CA.  Her work was entitled: Effect of anxiety disorders on functional daily living skills in young adult males with fragile X syndrome.  Congratulations Sara!


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