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 Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities 5-year grant renewed http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11274/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11274 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 28, 2016) - The Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (CEDD) at the UC Davis MIND Institute has received a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities grant award from the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Tue, 28 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11274 Caitlin Scordalakis 2016-06-28T00:00:00Z "Digital neurotherapeutic" in development at the UC Davis MIND Institute http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11249/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11249 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 22, 2016) - A UC Davis researcher has created a video game for children who experience cognitive impairments from genetic disorders with the hope that that it will improve their ability to mentally process information about space and time. Wed, 22 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11249 Dorsey Griffith 2016-06-22T00:00:00Z MIND Institute researcher studies feasibility of community providers training parents of children with autism http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11252/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11252 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 22, 2016) - Research has long shown that parent-implemented “naturalistic developmental behavioral interventions,” which are applied in a child’s usual setting and designed to build developmentally appropriate skills, help decrease the main symptoms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). However, parent training by community providers had not previously been studied. Wed, 22 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11252 Caitlin Scordalakis 2016-06-22T00:00:00Z Mothers with diabetes, other metabolic conditions, more likely to also have anti-fetal brain autoantibodies http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11239/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11239 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 17, 2016) - Mothers of children with autism who were diagnosed with metabolic conditions during pregnancy, particularly gestational and type 2 diabetes, were more likely to have anti-fetal brain autoantibodies in their blood compared to healthy women of children with autism. The presence of these anti-fetal brain autoantibodies has been previously found to be specific to some mothers of children with autism and rare among mothers of children without autism, researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute have found. Fri, 17 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11239 Phyllis Brown 2016-06-17T00:00:00Z Risk of autism with intellectual disability linked with maternal immune dysfunction during pregnancy http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11191/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11191 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 7, 2016) - Pregnant women with higher levels of inflammatory cytokines and chemokines, proteins that control communication between cells of the immune system, may be at significantly greater risk of having a child with autism combined with intellectual disability, researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute have found. Tue, 07 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11191 Phyllis Brown 2016-06-07T00:00:00Z Developing drugs to treat autism topic of next MIND Distinguished Lecture http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11198/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11198 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 7, 2016) - Although emerging research has identified potential targets for investigational medications for autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders, there is a significant gap between when they are identified and when clinical trials begin for patients. Evdokia Anagnostou, a Toronto-based clinician/scientist, will discuss the pipeline from bench research to clinical trials during the next UC Davis MIND Institute Distinguished Lecturer Series. Tue, 07 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11198 Phyllis Brown 2016-06-07T00:00:00Z MIND Institute study examines development of school-age children with autism spectrum disorder http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11160/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11160 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 27, 2016) - Grade school is an important period in children’s development, when they begin to mature and prepare to enter adolescence. Now, researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute hope to discover how to maximize that growth among children with autism to help them learn and thrive. Fri, 27 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11160 Dorsey Griffith 2016-05-27T00:00:00Z Rogers expands training for children with autism across the globe http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11143/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11143 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 24, 2016) - The highly successful Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) intervention for children with autism, co-developed by Sally Rogers, Ph.D., professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the UC Davis MIND Institute, has expanded training to more than 20 countries around the world. Tue, 24 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11143 Caitlin Scordalakis 2016-05-24T00:00:00Z More research needed to identify and measure quality of autism interventions http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11091/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11091 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 10, 2016) - With the dramatic rise of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the numbers and types of interventions promoted to families and individuals with autism have surged as well. Tue, 10 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11091 2016-05-10T00:00:00Z Autism and cancer share a remarkable number of risk genes in common http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11057/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11057 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 3, 2016) - Autism and cancer share more than 40 risk genes, suggesting that common mechanisms underlying the functions of some of these genes could conceivably be leveraged to develop therapies not just for cancer but for autism as well, an extensive assessment by researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute and Comprehensive Cancer Center has found. Tue, 03 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11057 Phyllis Brown 2016-05-03T00:00:00Z Distance language intervention helps adolescents with disabilities communicate http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/10993/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10993 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 27, 2016) - Sean Sawicki, who has fragile X syndrome, can be hard to understand and doesn’t always have the attention span to carry on a sustained conversation. But a novel intervention developed by UC Davis MIND Institute researchers seems to be making a difference. Wed, 27 Apr 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/10993 Dorsey Griffith 2016-04-27T00:00:00Z UC Davis MIND Institute joins SPARK, nation's largest autism research study http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11012/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11012 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 21, 2016) - The UC Davis MIND Institute in Sacramento, Calif. today helped launch SPARK, an online research initiative designed to become the largest autism study ever undertaken in the United States. Sponsored by the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI), SPARK will collect information and DNA for genetic analysis from 50,000 individuals with autism — and their families — to advance our understanding of the causes of this condition and to hasten the discovery of supports and treatments. [español] Thu, 21 Apr 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11012 Muska Assad 2016-04-21T00:00:00Z Whites receive more state funding for autism services than other racial/ethnic groups http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/10949/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10949 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 4, 2016) - Whites with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in California receive more state funding than Hispanics, African Americans, Asians and others, new research from UC Davis Health System has found. The study also showed that spending on ASD increases dramatically with age. [en español] Mon, 04 Apr 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/10949 Susan Mar 2016-04-04T00:00:00Z Cancer gene twice as likely to be defective in children with autism http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/10944/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10944 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 30, 2016) - A large study by researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute has found that a gene whose role is to suppress cellular damage from environmental stressors is nearly twice as likely to be defective in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and that the deficit is also present in their fathers. Wed, 30 Mar 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/10944 Phyllis Brown 2016-03-30T00:00:00Z Hales receives prestigious educator award from the American Psychiatric Association http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/10903/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10903 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 23, 2016) - Robert Hales, distinguished professor and chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at UC Davis, has received the 2016 Vestermark Award from the American Psychiatric Association (APA) for his excellence, leadership and creativity in the field of psychiatry education. Wed, 23 Mar 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/10903 Phyllis Brown 2016-03-23T00:00:00Z Bold Vision, Bright Future depicted in murals at the MIND http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/10857/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10857 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 11, 2016) - Visitors to the UC Davis MIND Institute’s Massie Family Clinic are now met with a wall of vibrant colors and whimsical designs in ceramic tile, a creation of The Mural Project, which combined the talents of three professional artists and artists with developmental disabilities from the Short Centers. Fri, 11 Mar 2016 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/10857 Dorsey Griffith 2016-03-11T00:00:00Z UC Davis MIND Institute seeks teens, young adults for imaging study of how brain transitions to adulthood http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/10813/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10813 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 26, 2016) - Researchers at the UC Davis MIND Institute are seeking teens and young adults ages 12-22 to participate in an innovative brain imaging study aimed at understanding how the brain functions and behaviors emerge during a critical yet understudied period of development:  the transition from adolescence to adulthood.   Fri, 26 Feb 2016 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/10813 Carole Gan 2016-02-26T00:00:00Z UC Davis neuroscientist named Sloan fellow http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/10799/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10799 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 23, 2016) - Megan Y. Dennis, an early-career UC Davis scientist, has been named a 2016 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow in Neuroscience. Tue, 23 Feb 2016 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/10799 Dorsey Griffith 2016-02-23T00:00:00Z UC Davis MIND Institute to host documentary film and panel at Davis Senior Center http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/10780/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10780 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 22, 2016) - The UC Davis MIND Institute, in partnership with Lynn and Keith Volkerts and the George and Lena Valente Foundation, will host an “Afternoon of Discovery and Discussion” on Sunday, March 6. Mon, 22 Feb 2016 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/10780 Caitlin Scordalakis 2016-02-22T00:00:00Z UC Davis MIND Institute Distinguished Lecturer Series features renowned neuroscientist Karl Deisseroth http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/10750/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10750 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 8, 2016) - Neuroscientist Karl Deisseroth, the D.H. Chen Professor of Bioengineering and of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University, will discuss “Illuminating the Brain in Health and Disease” during the next UC Davis MIND Institute Distinguished Lecturer Series presentation on Wednesday, Feb. 10, at 4:30 p.m. Mon, 08 Feb 2016 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/10750 Karen Finney 2016-02-08T00:00:00Z Immunology expert to discuss the role of T cells in brain health http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/10638/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10638 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 30, 2015) - Jonathan Kipnis, director of the Center for Brain Immunology and Glia (BIG) at the University of Virginia, will discuss “The Brain’s Lymphatic System and Behavior” during the next UC Davis MIND Institute Distinguished Lecturer Series presentation on Wednesday, Jan. 13, at 4:30 p.m. Wed, 30 Dec 2015 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/10638 Susan Mar 2015-12-30T00:00:00Z The functional anatomy of language: Four things you need to know http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/10518/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10518 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 4, 2015) - Gregory Hickok, founder and director, Center for Language Science, UC Irvine, will discuss “The functional anatomy of language: four things you need to know,” during the December UC Davis MIND Institute Distinguished Lecturer Series presentation. Wed, 04 Nov 2015 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/10518 Phyllis Brown 2015-11-04T00:00:00Z MIND Institute offers program for adults with autism spectrum disorder http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/10504/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10504 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 29, 2015) - Researchers with the Behavioral Health Center of Excellence and MIND Institute at UC Davis are seeking adult participants, aged 18 to 38 years and diagnosed with or suspected of having autism or Asperger’s disorder, to participate in a research study, the ACCESS Program (Acquiring Career, Coping, Executive-Function and Social Skills Program). Thu, 29 Oct 2015 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/10504 Phyllis Brown 2015-10-29T00:00:00Z Amaral appointed to Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee of the Department of Health and Human Services http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/10506/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10506 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 28, 2015) - David Amaral, Beneto Foundation Chair and Director of Research, UC Davis MIND Institute, has been appointed by United States Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell to the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC), which advises the secretary on approaches to advance research, strengthen services and increase opportunities for people with autism spectrum disorder. Wed, 28 Oct 2015 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/10506 Phyllis Brown 2015-10-28T00:00:00Z UC Davis MIND Institute studies the use of sertaline (Zoloft ®) in young children with autism spectrum disorder http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/10353/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10353 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 18, 2015) - Whether the language and social development of very young children with ASD can be improved through treatment with sertraline, commonly known by the brand name Zoloft ®, is the subject of a new clinical trial at the UC Davis MIND Institute. Fri, 18 Sep 2015 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/10353 Phyllis Brown 2015-09-18T00:00:00Z 2015-16 MIND Institute Distinguished Lecturer Series starts Oct. 14 http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/10347/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10347 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 16, 2015) - The UC Davis MIND Institute kicks off its 2015-16 Distinguished Lecturer Series in October with an address by Lisa Croen, Director of the Kaiser Permanente Autism Research Program, who will address “The epidemiology of autism: Investigating perinatal risk factors.” The event will be held Wednesday, Oct. 14 from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. in the auditorium of the MIND Institute, 2825 50th St. It is free and open to the public and no reservations are required. Wed, 16 Sep 2015 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/10347 Phyllis Brown 2015-09-16T00:00:00Z Initiative to improve treatment, services for children with autism receives $10 million grant http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/10350/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10350 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 16, 2015) - Researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute are participating in an initiative project to provide better treatment for children with autism in under-served areas through a five-year, $10 million grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration. The program aims, to bring evidence-based research practices to communities throughout the U.S. Wed, 16 Sep 2015 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/10350 Phyllis Brown 2015-09-16T00:00:00Z 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