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IDDRC Funds Ten New Projects for the Second Funding Cycle in 2022.

By Erin F. Jones, BA, manager of research operations for Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Neuropsychology Department

Through a collaboration with the Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR), the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center at Kennedy Krieger Institute (IDDRC) is able to provide funding for pilot studies involving human subjects research via the Neuroimaging, Clinical Translational and Behavioral Phenotyping Cores. Ten projects have been selected for Pilot Support for Cycle 2 of 2022 (funding from November 1, 2022 through April 30, 2023):

  • Joey Ka-Yee Essoe, PhD. “Neurophysiology of Tic Inhibition in Youth with Tourette Syndrome.”
  • Amena Fine, MD, PhD. “Utility of Advanced MRI and Wearable Technology to Identify Quantitative Sensory-Motor Performance Measures in Adrenomyeloneuropathy and Leukoencephalopathy with Brainstem and Spinal Cord Involvement.”
  • Ji Su Hong, MD. “Deep Phenotyping of Disorder of Dysregulated Anger and Aggression and Other Mental Health Disorders in Preschoolers with Autism Spectrum Disorder.”
  • Eboni Lance, MD, PhD. “Sickle Cell Disease and Inner Ear Function.”
  • Sophie Lanzkron, MD, MHS. “Validation of the MoCA to Screen for Mild Cognitive Impairment in Adults with Sickle Cell Disease.”
  • Doris Lin, MD, PhD. “Mapping of Brain GABA Levels in Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Using High-Resolution Proton MR Spectroscopic Imaging.”
  • Stewart Mostofsky, MD. “Ultra High-Field (7T) In-Vivo Imaging for Detailed Characterization of Cerebellar Dentate Nucleus Structure and Function in Children with Autism and ADHD.”
  • Rowena Ng, PhD, MA. “Pilot Study Characterizing the Cognitive and Neurobehavioral Profiles of Wiedemann Steiner Syndrome.”
  • Rachel Peterson, PhD, NCSP. “Neuroimaging Markers of Chemoradiation Therapy White Matter Injury in Pediatric Posterior Fossa Tumors.”
  • Keri Rosch, PhD. “The Role of Executive Functions in Reading and Reading Remediation.”

Applications for Pilot Support Cycle 1 of 2023 (funding from May 1, 2023 through October 31, 2023) will be collected between March 12, 2023 and April 1, 2023. Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval, acknowledgement or proof of IRB exemption is required as a condition of each pilot project at the time of application. Additionally, each supported project is required to complete two brief, pre-scheduled electronic project update questionnaires per support cycle.

The IDDRC at Kennedy Krieger Institute supports any investigator doing research on intellectual and developmental disabilities at the Institute, regardless of independent funding status. A range of specialized services, including one-time consultation and navigation services, are available through the IDDRC’s Cores:

To learn more about the wide array of services provided through the IDDRC, or to access the IDDRC Application Portal, please visit IDDRC.KennedyKrieger.org. As always, please kindly remember to acknowledge the IDDRC (P50 HD103538) in publications and presentations resulting from IDDRC support.