UC Davis MIND Institute news http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/rss/{$key} UC Davis MIND Institute news UC Davis MIND Institute news http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/global/images/wordmarks/MIND_Institute.gif http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/rss/mi UC Davis MIND Institute news UC Davis MIND Institute to present inaugural Lynne Ora Kushel Memorial Lecture on Bipolar Disorder http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/10301/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10301 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 25, 2015) - Jair C. Soares, professor and Pat R. Rutherford, Jr., chair in psychiatry, UTHealth Medical School, will present the inaugural Lynne Ora Kushel Memorial Lecture on Bipolar Disorder at the UC Davis MIND Institute on Thursday, Oct. 1. Tue, 25 Aug 2015 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/10301 Phyllis Brown 2015-08-25T00:00:00Z MIND Institute researchers receive grant to measure language acquisition in autism http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/10300/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10300 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 24, 2015) - The evaluation of new treatments for autism spectrum disorder is being hampered by the lack of validated measures to assess the progress that individuals make in such treatments. UC Davis MIND Institute researchers, in collaboration with the University of Minnesota and University of Washington, will study the utility of methods for measuring language acquisition in people with autism spectrum disorder, in order to evaluate their treatment progress, through a $125,000 seed grant from the Simons Foundation for Autism Research. Mon, 24 Aug 2015 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/10300 Phyllis Brown 2015-08-24T00:00:00Z Hormozdiari joins UC Davis MIND Institute, Human Genome Center http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/10299/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10299 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 21, 2015) - Fereydoun Hormozdiari recently has joined the UC Davis faculty as an assistant professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, affiliated with the Human Genome Center and the UC Davis MIND Institute. Fri, 21 Aug 2015 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/10299 Phyllis Brown 2015-08-21T00:00:00Z Megan Dennis joins UC Davis MIND Institute, Human Genome Center http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/10287/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10287 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 18, 2015) - Megan Y. Dennis recently joined the faculty of the UC Davis MIND Institute and the Human Genome Center as an assistant professor in biochemistry and molecular medicine. Dennis’s research involves the use of genomic and genetic techniques to explore the underlying causes of neurological disorders, including autism spectrum disorder.  Tue, 18 Aug 2015 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/10287 Phyllis Brown 2015-08-18T00:00:00Z Autism costs estimated to reach nearly $500 billion, potentially $1 trillion, by 2025 http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/10214/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10214 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 28, 2015) - UC Davis health economists have for the first time projected the total costs of caring for all people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the U.S. for the current calendar year and in 10 years if effective interventions and preventive treatments for the condition are not identified and widely available. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/10214 Susan Mar 2015-07-28T00:00:00Z UC Davis awards $1 million for brain research http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/10116/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10116 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 24, 2015) - UC Davis is stimulating innovative, collaborative brain research with a new program offering funding for projects with strong potential to lead to impactful discoveries. Wed, 24 Jun 2015 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/10116 Phyllis Brown 2015-06-24T00:00:00Z Evaluating intelligence testing in individuals with intellectual disability http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/9345/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9345 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 18, 2015) - Since the latter part of the 19th and early 20th centuries, intelligence tests have attempted to measure human intellectual capabilities. The most common assigns an intelligence quotient, or “IQ” score for normal intelligence in the 90-to-110 point range. Below-normal intelligence falls below 80 IQ points. Thu, 18 Jun 2015 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/9345 Phyllis Brown 2015-06-18T00:00:00Z UC Davis Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities to hold Summer Institute on Neurodevelopmental Disorders http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/10100/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10100 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 18, 2015) - The 12th Annual UC Davis Summer Institute on Neurodevelopmental Disorders — one of the nation's premier gatherings of health professionals, educators and families interested in research and best practices in the field of neurodevelopmental disorders — will be held Friday, Aug. 7, from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the UC Davis Conference Center, 550 Alumni Lane, on the University of California, Davis campus. The Institute is sponsored by the Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (CEDD) of the UC Davis MIND Institute and the UC Davis Health System Office of Continuing Medical Education.  Thu, 18 Jun 2015 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/10100 Phyllis Brown 2015-06-18T00:00:00Z Early Start Denver Model workshops offered in August http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/10080/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10080 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 11, 2015) - The Early Start Denver Model (ESDM), a daily play-and routines-based intervention for young children with autism that has been found to result in significant developmental gains, is offering a series of workshops in August. Thu, 11 Jun 2015 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/10080 Phyllis Brown 2015-06-11T00:00:00Z The constant movement in ADHD may help children think, perform in school http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/10069/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10069 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 10, 2015) - The constant movement of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be distracting -- but the fidgeting also may improve their cognitive performance, a study by researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute has found. The take-away message: The hyperactivity seen in ADHD may help children think. [en español] Wed, 10 Jun 2015 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/10069 Phyllis Brown 2015-06-10T00:00:00Z Early intervention program improves long-term outcomes for children with autism http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/10075/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10075 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 9, 2015) - An early intervention program for toddlers with autism spectrum disorder improves their intellectual abilities and reduces autism symptoms -- and those results persist years after the children originally received treatment, a new study shows. Tue, 09 Jun 2015 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/10075 Phyllis Brown 2015-06-09T00:00:00Z UC Davis MIND Institute research finds differences in the brains and behavior of girls and boys with autism http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/9818/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9818 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 12, 2015) - New research conducted by the UC Davis MIND Institute on a large cohort of preschoolers with autism spectrum disorder has found differences in the underlying biology of their brains, and in  their behavior, that may help explain how the condition affects a little-studied and poorly understood population of children: girls. [en español] Tue, 12 May 2015 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/9818 Phyllis Brown 2015-05-12T00:00:00Z Marjorie Solomon named to Marvin 'Buzz' Oates and Family Endowed Chair in Lifespan Development in Autism http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/9921/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9921 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 29, 2015) - Marjorie Solomon, associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and a with a faculty member at the UC Davis MIND Institute and Imaging Research Center, has been named to the Marvin "Buzz" Oates and Family Endowed Chair in Lifespan Development in Autism in the UC Davis School of Medicine. Wed, 29 Apr 2015 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/9921 Phyllis Brown 2015-04-29T00:00:00Z MIND Institute researchers receive grant to study schizophrenia in children with 22q11.2 deletion syndrome http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/9939/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9939 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 21, 2015) - Researchers studying a genetic disorder that in childhood causes anxiety and learning differences, but in adolescence or early adulthood results in schizophrenia in nearly one third of those affected, will investigate how emotional and intellectual challenges impact the development of early psychosis symptoms in this very high-risk population, through a new five-year, $2.5 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health. Tue, 21 Apr 2015 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/9939 Phyllis Brown 2015-04-21T00:00:00Z The brain and behavioral effects of early exposure to chlorpyrifos http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/9938/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9938 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 21, 2015) - In a presentation scheduled for May 20 Virginia Rauh, a researcher from Columbia University, will discuss her studies of the effects of prenatal exposure to chlorpyrifos, a common insecticide and neurotoxicant, in a group of inner-city minority children. Tue, 21 Apr 2015 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/9938 Phyllis Brown 2015-04-21T00:00:00Z David Amaral named editor-in-chief of Autism Research http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/9882/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9882 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 2, 2015) - David G. Amaral, director of research at the UC Davis MIND Institute, has been named the new editor-in-chief of Autism Research, the peer-reviewed journal of the International Society for Autism Research (INSAR) and its publishing partner, Wiley. Amaral succeeds Anthony J. Bailey, the journal’s first editor-in-chief, who will step down at the end of March after nearly six years in the position. Thu, 02 Apr 2015 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/9882 Phyllis Brown 2015-04-02T00:00:00Z International team of researchers led by UC Davis receives $4 million NIH grant to study skull disorder in infants http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/9867/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9867 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 31, 2015) - Simeon Boyd, UC Davis professor of genetics and pediatrics, has received a nearly $4 million, five-year grant from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research to lead a team of physicians and scientists from more than 10 centers in the United States and seven international sites, including Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Germany, Hungary, Italy and the United Kingdom, to study craniosynostosis, the premature fusion of the bony plates of the skull in infants. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/9867 Phyllis Brown 2015-03-31T00:00:00Z MIND Institute holds 6th Annual Poetry and Art Night http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/9861/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9861 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 26, 2015) - On Monday, April 13, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., the UC Davis MIND Institute will partner with the Sacramento Poetry Center to present the 6th Annual Poetry & Art Night. The event will feature original works by poets who connect with the experience of living with autism. Attendees also will view the MIND Institute collection of paintings and drawings by artists with neurodevelopmental disorders. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/9861 Phyllis Brown 2015-03-26T00:00:00Z UC Davis receives $10 million grant to establish center to study schizophrenia http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/9769/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9769 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 26, 2015) - UC Davis will establish a prestigious, leading-edge center to advance innovative research into the origins of schizophrenia: A Silvio O. Conte Center for Basic or Translational Mental-Health Research, one of only 15 such centers in the United States. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/9769 Phyllis Brown 2015-03-26T00:00:00Z ADHD Program selected for new PEER patient portal by Genetic Alliance http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/9848/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9848 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 25, 2015) - The ADHD Program at the UC Davis MIND Institute has been selected to participate in an initiative that will link people with the condition in Sacramento and beyond with clinicians, researchers, advocates, support groups and each other, through an innovative privacy-assured online platform called Platform for Engaging Everyone Responsibly, or PEER. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/9848 Phyllis Brown 2015-03-25T00:00:00Z Randi Hagerman receives International Sisley-Lejeune Foundation Award http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/9821/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9821 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 18, 2015) - Randi Hagerman, medical director of the UC Davis MIND Institute, has received the prestigious International Sisley-Jerome Lejeune Award 2014 from the Paris-based Jérôme Lejeune Foundation, for her groundbreaking work developing targeted treatments for individuals with fragile X syndrome, a leading cause of intellectual disability and the leading single-gene cause of autism spectrum disorder.   Wed, 18 Mar 2015 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/9821 Phyllis Brown 2015-03-18T00:00:00Z Steinberg to present two lectures on mental-health policy in California at UC Davis in April http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/9790/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9790 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 10, 2015) - Former California Senate Pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg, who recently joined UC Davis Health System as director of policy and advocacy for the UC Davis Behavioral Health Center of Excellence and visiting professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, will present two special lectures in April. Tue, 10 Mar 2015 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/9790 Phyllis Brown 2015-03-10T00:00:00Z Pediatric bipolar disorder the topic of next UC Davis MIND Institute distinguished lecture http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/9802/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9802 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 9, 2015) - Mani Pavuluri, founding director of the Pediatric Mood Disorders Clinic and the Pediatric Brain Research and Intervention Center at the University of Illinois, Chicago, will address brain dysfunction in pediatric bipolar disorder during the next UC Davis MIND Institute Distinguished Lecturer Series address. Mon, 09 Mar 2015 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/9802 Phyllis Brown 2015-03-09T00:00:00Z What we can learn about dyslexia using brain-imaging studies http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/9697/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9697 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 6, 2015) - How imagining technology illuminates the differences between the workings of the brain in children and adults with reading disability, or dyslexia, and those of people without the disorder, will be the topic of the March 2015 UC Davis MIND Institute Distinguished Lecturer Series presentation. Fri, 06 Mar 2015 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/9697 Phyllis Brown 2015-03-06T00:00:00Z Spanish-language seminar slated on the family dynamics of having a child with special needs http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/9665/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9665 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 3, 2015) - The UC Davis Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (CEDD) will hold a panel discussion on “Developing and Maintaining Positive Relationships in the Community and the Family” for individuals with children with special needs on Saturday, Feb. 7, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please note: This discussion will be presented entirely in Spanish. The presentation will be held in the MIND Institute auditorium, at 2825 50th St., Sacramento. It is free and open to the public and no reservations are required. Seating is first-come, first-served. No children will be allowed. Tue, 03 Feb 2015 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/9665 Phyllis Brown 2015-02-03T00:00:00Z Aubyn Stahmer, expert in translating autism research into community practice, joins UC Davis MIND Institute http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/9593/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9593 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 8, 2015) - Aubyn Stahmer, an expert in the translation of evidence-based autism research to community-based practice and delivery, has joined the UC Davis MIND Institute as an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Thu, 08 Jan 2015 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/9593 Phyllis Brown 2015-01-08T00:00:00Z Recipient of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine to speak at MIND Institute http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/9556/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9556 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 17, 2014) - Thomas C. Südhof, recipient of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine, will address his research on how defects in a ‘glue’ that binds together proteins at the neuronal synapses may play a role in the etiology of autism spectrum disorder, schizophrenia and other psychiatric neurodevelopmental conditions, during the first 2015 UC Davis MIND Institute Distinguished Lecturer Series address in January. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/9556 Phyllis Brown 2014-12-17T00:00:00Z UC Davis Multidisciplinary ALS Clinic named a Certified Treatment Center of Excellence by the ALS Association http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/9550/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9550 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 12, 2014) - The UC Davis Multidisciplinary ALS Clinic has been named an ALS Association Certified Treatment Center of Excellence, in acknowledgement of its meeting the highest levels of established national standards of care for the management of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease. Fri, 12 Dec 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/9550 Phyllis Brown 2014-12-12T00:00:00Z Preeclampsia during mother's pregnancy associated with greater autism risk http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/9342/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9342 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 8, 2014) - Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) were more than twice as likely to have been exposed in utero to preeclampsia, and the likelihood of an autism diagnosis was even greater if the mother experienced more severe disease, a large study by researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute has found. Mon, 08 Dec 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/9342 Phyllis Brown 2014-12-08T00:00:00Z Randi Hagerman celebrated for C. Anderson Aldrich Award http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/9531/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9531 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 4, 2014) - The UC Davis MIND Institute on Wednesday celebrated the achievements of Medical Director Randi Hagerman, who in October received the C. Anderson Aldrich Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics, one of the most prestigious awards in the United States for a pediatrician. Thu, 04 Dec 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/9531 Phyllis Brown 2014-12-04T00:00:00Z MIND Institute says "thank you" to hundreds of participants in its research http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/9517/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9517 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 3, 2014) - Hundreds of participants in UC Davis MIND Institute research and their families will head into the woods to “Explore the Great Outdoors” during its 12th Annual Thank You Party on Saturday, Dec. 6, from 1 to 4 p.m. The party is held to thank the children, adolescents, adults and their families who make the MIND Institute's groundbreaking research into autism and other neurodevelopmental conditions possible. Wed, 03 Dec 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/9517 Phyllis Brown 2014-12-03T00:00:00Z How the diagnosis of autism helps us learn more about autism the topic of MIND Institute lecture http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/9504/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9504 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 1, 2014) - Natacha Akshoomoff, UC San Diego associate professor of psychiatry, will discuss “How the diagnosis of autism helps us learn more about autism,” during the December UC Davis MIND Institute Distinguished Lecturer series presentation. Mon, 01 Dec 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/9504 Phyllis Brown 2014-12-01T00:00:00Z MIND Institute offers Social Knowledge Workshop for adults with autism http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/9498/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9498 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 26, 2014) - Beginning in February, the UC Davis MIND Institute will offer the Adult Social Knowledge (ASK) Workshop for individuals 18 to 35 with a diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder, such as high-functioning autism or Asperger syndrome. The workshop’s aims are to provide adults with autism an opportunity to practice their social skills in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere while having fun. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/9498 Phyllis Brown 2014-11-26T00:00:00Z UC Davis investigational medication used to resolve life-threatening seizures in children http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/9456/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9456 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 12, 2014) - In its first clinical application in pediatric patients, an investigational medication developed and manufactured at UC Davis has been found to effectively treat children with life-threatening and difficult-to-control epileptic seizures without side effects, according to a research report by scientists at UC Davis and Northwestern University. Wed, 12 Nov 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/9456 Phyllis Brown 2014-11-12T00:00:00Z UC Davis MIND Institute researchers to establish new tests to evaluate cognitive growth in people with intellectual disability http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/9390/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9390 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 30, 2014) - Researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute will develop and evaluate tests designed to measure and track changes in the cognitive functioning of people who typically are difficult to assess accurately: those with an intellectual disability, formerly termed mental retardation. The research will be funded through a new, five-year, $3.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/9390 Phyllis Brown 2014-10-30T00:00:00Z Kay Redfield Jamison to discuss Professional and Personal Perspectives on Bipolar Illness http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/9258/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9258 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 27, 2014) - Kay Redfield Jamison, Dalio Family Professor in Mood Disorders and co-director of the Mood Disorders Center at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, will discuss "Professional and Personal Perspectives on Bipolar Illness," during a lecture on Thursday, Nov. 6, at 5 p.m. in the auditorium of the UC Davis MIND Institute, 2825 50th St. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/9258 Phyllis Brown 2014-10-27T00:00:00Z Young Adult Outcomes topic of next UC Davis MIND Institute Distinguished Lecturer Series presentation http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/9356/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9356 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 17, 2014) - Research examining what happens to young adults with autism spectrum disorder when they leave high school will be the topic of the November UC Davis MIND Institute Distinguished Lecturer Series presentation. The discussion, on “Young Adult Outcomes,” will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the MIND Institute, 2825 50th St., Sacramento. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/9356 Phyllis Brown 2014-10-17T00:00:00Z Randi Jenssen Hagerman receives C. Anderson Aldrich Award from American Academy of Pediatrics http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/9348/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9348 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 15, 2014) - Randi Jenssen Hagerman, medical director of the UC Davis MIND Institute, Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics and Endowed Chair in Fragile X Research and Treatment, has received the prestigious C. Anderson Aldrich Award in Child Development for her outstanding contributions in the field of child development from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the professional organization for pediatricians in the United States. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/9348 Phyllis Brown 2014-10-15T00:00:00Z MIND Institute receives $900,000 grant to study use of sertraline in young children with autism spectrum disorder http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/9332/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9332 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 8, 2014) - Focusing on treatments to ameliorate autism symptoms, researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute will launch the first study to examine the effectiveness of the use of sertraline, commonly known as Zoloft®™, in children as young as 2 to 6 years, through a three-year, $900,000 grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Wed, 08 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/9332 Phyllis Brown 2014-10-08T00:00:00Z Researchers seeking middle-aged and older men for aging study http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/9308/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9308 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 6, 2014) - How alterations in a single gene on the X chromosome affects neurological and psychological functioning in men as they age is the subject of a new study by UC Davis MIND Institute researchers. Mon, 06 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/9308 Phyllis Brown 2014-10-06T00:00:00Z MIND Institute slates seminar to address stress among families caring for people with neurodevelopmental disorders http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/9312/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9312 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 6, 2014) - The UC Davis MIND Institute’s venerable Minds Behind the MIND series will launch its 2014-15 season in October with a departure from its previous format. The quarterly evening lectures have been replaced by Saturday morning presentations featuring UC Davis faculty and community representatives. Mon, 06 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/9312 Phyllis Brown 2014-10-06T00:00:00Z Mothers of children with autism less likely to have taken iron supplements during pregnancy http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/9189/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9189 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 21, 2014) - Mothers of children with autism are significantly less likely to report taking iron supplements before and during their pregnancies than the mothers of children who are developing normally, a study by researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute has found. Sun, 21 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/9189 Phyllis Brown 2014-09-21T00:00:00Z Katherine Rauen named 2014 Rare Champion of Hope honoree http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/9151/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9151 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 15, 2014) - Katherine Rauen, professor in the Department of Pediatrics and a physician-scientist affiliated with UC Davis MIND Institute and UC Davis Children’s Hospital, has received the 2014 Rare Champion of Hope Honoree in Science. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/9151 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2014-09-15T00:00:00Z Intervention in 6-month-olds with autism ameliorates symptoms, alleviates developmental delay http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/9182/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9182 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 8, 2014) - Treatment at the earliest age when signs of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) appear – sometimes in infants as young as 6 months old – significantly reduces symptoms so that, by age 3, most who received the therapy had neither ASD nor developmental delay, a UC Davis MIND Institute research study has found. [español] Mon, 08 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/9182 Phyllis Brown 2014-09-08T00:00:00Z