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Postdoctoral Fellowships Program Renamed Meixner Translational Postdoctoral Fellowships in Honor of Charles Meixner’s Legacy

Autism Speaks announced the estate of Charles Meixner donated $3 million to support Autism Speaks’ Translational Research Initiative

August 07, 2013

NEW YORK, N.Y. (August 7, 2013) – Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, today announced that the estate of Charles Meixner has donated $3 million to support Autism Speaks’ Translational Research Initiative in the hopes of accelerating the discovery of treatments for autism spectrum disorder (ASD). An initial distribution of $1.75 million from the gift will fund Autism Speaks’ translational postdoctoral fellowships, which invests in rising talent within the autism research community.

Ground-breaking projects include a targeted grant on dementia and autism as well as six career-launching postdoctoral fellowships

Awards announced totaling $685,968 funding new research in areas of high priority that will advance understanding and treatment

June 26, 2013

New York, N.Y. (June 26, 2013) – Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, today announced awards totaling $685,968 funding new research in areas of high priority that will advance understanding and treatment of autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The new funding includes six translational postdoctoral fellowships and a study on dementia in older persons with autism.

On CBS News, we saw Grayson’s face light up when he heard for the first time; what do such breakthroughs mean for our community?
June 21, 2013

 

We think you’ll enjoy this video of a little boy hearing for the first time after doctors switch on his neural implants. Such advances in neuroscience have reach far beyond sight and hearing and include new insights into neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism.

May 22, 2012

Autism Speaks is pleased to announce the hiring of Daniel G. Smith, Ph.D., to the newly created position of senior director of discovery neuroscience. Smith will report to Autism Speaks Vice President of Translational Research Rob Ring, Ph.D. He will be based primarily in the Boston area, a growing hub for academic-industry research collaboration.