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The Behavioral Phenotype of Smith-Lemli-Opitz-Syndrome and Other Sterol Disorders

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The primary goals of this project are to 1) determine the cognitive, social, and communication abilities and to define the behavioral phenotype of a spectrum of genetically and biochemically well-defined patients with Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome (SLOS) and other sterol disorders and 2) examine how these behavioral features may correlate with sterol deficits, other metabolic abnormalities. A subgroup of subjects with spoken language are being analyzed with measures related to anxiety and selective mutism

Bradley L. Schlaggar, M.D., Ph.D., Named President and CEO of Kennedy Krieger Institute

We’re thrilled to welcome Bradley L. Schlaggar, M.D., Ph.D., to the Kennedy Krieger family as our next President and CEO.
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