Fragile X Research and Treatment Center

The MIND Institute established the Fragile X Research and Treatment Center directed by Randi Hagerman, M.D., in 2001.  Our Fragile X Research and Treatment Center includes research funded by NICHD, NINDS and private donors.  Our clinical evaluations and treatments of patients with fragile X is an important component of our center and our clinical experience guides our research.  Our center utilizes the expertise of professionals in various clinical disciplines, including Drs. Leonard Abbeduto, David Hessl, Susan Rivera, and Andrea Schneider, and molecular genetics, including Drs. Paul Hagerman and Flora Tassone. The close interaction of clinicians and scientists had led to important advances in our understanding of fragile X-related disorders and treatment.

An interdisciplinary staff and faculty are involved with the Fragile X Research and Treatment Center, including specialists in pediatrics, molecular genetics, psychiatry, psychology, neurology, neurobiology, pathology and social work.  We have evaluated children and adults with fragile X syndrome and also carriers with the premutation from locations regionally, nationally and internationally.  Most families who participate in an evaluation at our center are involved with both clinical work and research protocols.

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Clinical Services

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