By Bradley L. Schlaggar, MD, PhD, President and CEO of Kennedy Krieger Institute, and Erin F. Jones, BA, manager of research operations for Kennedy Krieger’s Neuropsychology Department
As many of you know, the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (IDDRC) at Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins has been funded for more than 30 years, providing support to scientists throughout the Kennedy Krieger and Johns Hopkins communities. We are delighted to announce that after having submitted a P50 grant proposal to the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development this past January, our center’s funding will continue on a new five-year funding cycle, which started on June 1.
In this new cycle, the IDDRC is led by Dr. Bradley L. Schlaggar and Dr. S. Ali Fatemi, directors of the center, as well as by Dr. Heather Volk, co-director of the center. Erin Jones is the center’s project manager. Maureen van Stone, Esq., MS, director of Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities, will continue to serve on the IDDRC’s executive committee. The IDDRC has five cores: Clinical Translational, Neuroimaging, Behavioral Phenotyping, Genomics and Administrative.
We look forward to supporting scientific investigators, expanding research and furthering our understanding of intellectual and developmental disorders in the years to come. Please visit the IDDRC website or email us at IDDRC@KennedyKrieger.org for more information.