NEW YORK, N.Y. (July 2, 2014) – Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, is pleased to announce the appointment of Robert Ring, Ph.D., its chief science officer, as a public member of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC). Comprised of both Federal and Public members, the IACC advises the government on federally funded autism spectrum disorder (ASD) research and related activities, and provides a forum for public input on these issues.
Today, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services announced the appointment of Autism Speaks Chief Science Officer Rob Ring as a new public member of the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC). The committee advises the government on federally funded autism research and related activities. It also provides a forum for public input on these issues.
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Autism Speaks joins the global autism research community in mourning the passing of neurobiologist Paul Patterson. Dr. Patterson was a pioneer in the study of brain-immune system interactions and a mentor who trained and continues to inspire a new generation of autism researchers.
NEW YORK, N.Y. (June 26, 2014) – Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, today announced the awarding of three new targeted research grants totaling more than $1 million. These grants will further the organization’s mission to change the future for all those struggling with autism by addressing a number of Autism Speaks research priorities and programs, including our global public health and environmental risk initiatives.
Autism Speaks is pleased to announce its 2014 class of Meixner Postdoctoral Fellows in Translational Research. The fellowship program invests in rising talent within the autism research community and is supported by a generous gift by the estate of the late Charles Meixner.