The Clinical Translational Core, the newest component of the IDDRC, supports a large number of projects focused on evidence-based development of methods contributing to improved diagnosis, treatment/intervention and prevention of developmental disabilities.
The Genetics Core supports research focused on the role genetic factors play in atypical physical, cognitive and/or behavioral development. Supported research focuses on etiology, natural history and prognosis of a variety of conditions associated with developmental delay, neuropsychiatric disorders affecting children, and behavioral and physical features of developmental disabilities.
The Neuroimaging Core supports approximately 20 projects annually, all with clear relevance to furthering our understanding of developmental disabilities. The diversity of these studies is illustrated in the list of projects currently supported.
Hundreds of projects have been supported over the history of this core. Given the resources currently available, the core has been supporting approximately 25-30 projects annually.