There are two major facets to the CAC. The communication component creates, fuels, and sustains open communicafion lines within the center and beyond, using tools that include newsletters, websites, arranging public venues, scientific events, meeting documentation, press releases, etc. The CAC performs the essenfial role of communicating, coordinating and integrating services and functions across our three physical locations (KU-L, KUMC, and Juniper Gardens). The CAC leadership, in conjunction with our Theme Leaders, also identifies research areas ripe for development and communicates with investigators to encourage new collaborations. The CAC actively seeks opinions of its members to identify needs and determine directions that the KIDDRC may pursue. The administrative side seeks to free investigators from as many financial, administrative, and clerical tasks as possible while providing integrative infrastructure that assures maximal efficiency in deploying Center resources. It provides an integrated array of research management services, including identifying funding opportunities, grant application preparafion, compliance assurance, award management, personnel management, purchasing and grant accounting/ Since the KIDDRC occupies dedicated space at 3 sites, these activities do not duplicate efforts of other administrative units. The CAC is responsible for the day to day maintenance and operation of our requisition management and billing system, ReqMan, which provides an efficient and innovative mechanism for cost recovery and service tracking. These two facets are linked by the joint leadership provided by the Director and Co-Director, working in a coordinated manner with the CAC Manager and staff, User Advisory Committee, the Scientific Directors and Managers of the 3 scientific Cores, and the Theme Leaders. Through informed leadership, the KIDDRC maximizes its impact by responding quickly and efficiently to changing needs in these dynamic times. As it has over the years, the CAC will continue to change and evolve, leveraging its resources to gain institutional support in the forms of physical resources, staff and faculty support, and programmatic support. In the coming funding period, we will maintain or increase staff and expand services while steadily reducing the proportion of KIDDRC budget supporting the CAC.

National Institute of Health (NIH)
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD)
Center Core Grants (P30)
Project #
Application #
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZHD1-DSR-Y)
Project Start
Project End
Budget Start
Budget End
Support Year
Fiscal Year
Total Cost
Indirect Cost
University of Kansas Lawrence
United States
Zip Code
Loveall, S J; Conners, F A; Tungate, A S et al. (2017) A cross-sectional analysis of executive function in Down syndrome from 2 to 35 years. J Intellect Disabil Res 61:877-887
Butler, Merlin G (2017) Benefits and limitations of prenatal screening for Prader-Willi syndrome. Prenat Diagn 37:81-94
Billinger, Sandra A; Vidoni, Eric D; Morris, Jill K et al. (2017) Exercise Test Performance Reveals Evidence of the Cardiorespiratory Fitness Hypothesis. J Aging Phys Act 25:240-246
Ma, Delin; Shuler, Jeffrey M; Kumar, Aishwarya et al. (2017) Effects of Tongue Force Training on Bulbar Motor Function in the Female SOD1-G93A Rat Model of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Neurorehabil Neural Repair 31:147-156
Cooper, Michael A; Ryals, Janelle M; Wu, Pau-Yen et al. (2017) Modulation of diet-induced mechanical allodynia by metabolic parameters and inflammation. J Peripher Nerv Syst 22:39-46
Fey, Marc E; Leonard, Laurence B; Bredin-Oja, Shelley L et al. (2017) A Clinical Evaluation of the Competing Sources of Input Hypothesis. J Speech Lang Hear Res 60:104-120
Baxter, Adrianne L; Vivian, Jay L; Hagelstrom, R Tanner et al. (2017) A Novel Partial Duplication of ZEB2 and Review of ZEB2 Involvement in Mowat-Wilson Syndrome. Mol Syndromol 8:211-218
Mansour, Zaid M; Lepping, Rebecca J; Honea, Robyn A et al. (2017) Structural Brain Imaging in People With Low Back Pain. Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 42:726-732
Gabrielli, Alexander P; Manzardo, Ann M; Butler, Merlin G (2017) Exploring genetic susceptibility to obesity through genome functional pathway analysis. Obesity (Silver Spring) 25:1136-1143
Kim, Jieun; Choi, In-Young; Duff, Karen E et al. (2017) Progressive Pathological Changes in Neurochemical Profile of the Hippocampus and Early Changes in the Olfactory Bulbs of Tau Transgenic Mice (rTg4510). Neurochem Res 42:1649-1660

Showing the most recent 10 out of 505 publications