UC Davis MIND Institute news https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/rss/{$key} UC Davis MIND Institute news UC Davis MIND Institute news https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/global/images/wordmarks/MIND_Institute.gif https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/rss/mi UC Davis MIND Institute news Sertraline, brand named Zoloft, improves functioning in young children with fragile X https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11139/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11139 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 26, 2016) - Treatment with sertraline may provide nominal but important improvements in cognition and social participation in very young children with fragile X syndrome, the most common genetic cause of intellectual disability and the leading single-gene cause of autism, a study by researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute has found. Fri, 26 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11139 Phyllis Brown 2016-08-26T00:00:00Z MIND Institute-INALLIANCE partnership a recipe for success https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11348/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11348 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 1, 2016) - UC Davis MIND Institute has partnered with INALLIANCE, a local non-profit, to provide vocational training for people with developmental disabilities in the institute’s café on 50th Street. Mon, 01 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11348 Dorsey Griffith 2016-08-01T00:00:00Z 2016-2017 MIND Institute Distinguished Lecturer Series starts Sept. 14 https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11332/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11332 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 27, 2016) - The UC Davis MIND Institute kicks off its 2016-2017 Distinguished Lecturer Series in September with an address by Robert H. Ring, associate professor at Drexel University in the College of Medicine, Department of Pharmacology and Physiology. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11332 Caitlin Scordalakis 2016-07-27T00:00:00Z UC Davis MIND Institute hosts summer camp https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11333/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11333 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 27, 2016) - One by one, the kids trickled into the room, checked in, put on their name badges and jumped into the games: matching cards, Hungry, Hungry Hippo and Guess Who? Wed, 27 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11333 Caitlin Scordalakis 2016-07-27T00:00:00Z MIND Institute partners with INALLIANCE https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11324/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11324 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 22, 2016) - As the espresso machine whirs and customers browse the day’s pastries at the UC Davis MIND Institute Café, Igor Zelenov is beaming with pride as he practices his new skills. Fri, 22 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11324 Dorsey Griffith 2016-07-22T00:00:00Z UC Davis scientists awarded grant for rare genetic disorder research https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11322/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11322 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 21, 2016) - The state stem cell agency, the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), today approved a $1.1 million grant to UC Davis for research aimed at developing a treatment for Angelman syndrome,  a rare, neurogenetic autism-spectrum disorder that occurs in one in 15,000 live births. Thu, 21 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11322 Charles Casey 2016-07-21T00:00:00Z UC Davis researchers temporarily turn off brain area to better understand function https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11315/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11315 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 20, 2016) - Capitalizing on experimental genetic techniques, researchers at UC Davis’ California National Primate Research Center (CNPRC) have demonstrated that temporarily turning off an area of the brain changes patterns of activity across much of the remaining brain. Wed, 20 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11315 Dorsey Griffith 2016-07-20T00:00:00Z High quality MRIs without sedation are possible in severely affected children with autism https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11311/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11311 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 19, 2016) - UC Davis researchers have found a way to get MRI images of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and intellectual disability without sedating them first using the principles of applied behavior analysis. Tue, 19 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11311 Dorsey Griffith 2016-07-19T00:00:00Z MIND Institute awarded key federal training grant https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11310/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11310 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 18, 2016) - Adding to its growing portfolio of important federal grants to address the needs of people with developmental disabilities, the UC Davis MIND Institute, in collaboration with California State University Sacramento, has been awarded $2.7 million, to be spent over five years, to train professionals and family members who care for people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other neurodevelopmental disorders. Mon, 18 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11310 Dorsey Griffith 2016-07-18T00:00:00Z The experts agree: Environmental toxins hurt brain development https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11280/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11280 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 1, 2016) - An unprecedented alliance of leading scientists, health professionals, and children’s and environmental health advocates agree for the first time that today’s scientific evidence supports a link between exposures to toxic chemicals in air, water, food and everyday products and children’s risks for neurodevelopmental disorders. Fri, 01 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11280 Karen Finney 2016-07-01T00:00:00Z Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities 5-year grant renewed https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11057 Phyllis Brown 2016-05-03T00:00:00Z Distance language intervention helps adolescents with disabilities communicate https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/10813 Carole Gan 2016-02-26T00:00:00Z UC Davis neuroscientist named Sloan fellow https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/10350 Phyllis Brown 2015-09-16T00:00:00Z