This Center grant requests funding for seven Core facilities and one Subcore;Administrative with Translational Neuroscience Subcore, Proteomics, Cellular Imaging, Neurodevelopmental Behavioral, Mouse Gene Manipulation, Molecular Genetics and Stem Cell, to support a broadly-based research program in intellectual and developmental disabilities at Children's Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School.
Our specific aims are to: 1) Maintain and introduce new """"""""state of the art"""""""" core facilities that can be shared by Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (IDDRC) investigators, providing core research services not possible in a single laboratory;2) Use the framework of the core laboratories to enhance and encourage collaboration between IDDRC investigators;3) Provide core services to aid in the training of young investigators and trainees and 4) Use the core services provided by the IDDRC program to leverage collaboration outside the institution, particularly with other IDDRCs, to speed the development of effective clinical interventions in intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Center supports 124 research projects and 77 investigators who receive approximately $75M in external funding, $57M of which is from the NIH. Research in the Center occurs in over 142,000 sq.ft. of space in research buildings at Children's Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School affiliated institutions in the Harvard Longwood Medical Area. Our research focuses on three programmatic areas- Basic Neuroscience, Clinical / Translational Neuroscience and Genetics- and our primary goal is to identify the causes of and develop therapies for children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The research of this IDDRC encompasses laboratory research on fundamental processes of normal and abnormal neurodevelopment and plasticity, as well as clinical and behavioral studies directed at disorders including, but not limited to, autistic spectrum disorders brain injury, neuro-oncology, learning and cognitive disabilities, the effects of surgery and environmental toxins on neural development, and multiple neurogenetic disorders, including those that affect neural formation, migration, specification and synaptic connectivity, as well as muscular dystrophy.

Public Health Relevance

The goals of this IDDRC are threefold;support outstanding research into the causes of Intellectual and developmental disorders, train the next generation of researchers in this field, and finally develop new therapies for children with these disabilities. Ultimately, these goals are directed toward improving the quality of life f children with IDD, to enable them to achieve their maximal potential as adults.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD)
Type
Center Core Grants (P30)
Project #
5P30HD018655-31
Application #
8338916
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZHD1-DSR-Y (50))
Program Officer
Parisi, Melissa
Project Start
1997-08-01
Project End
2016-06-30
Budget Start
2012-07-01
Budget End
2013-06-30
Support Year
31
Fiscal Year
2012
Total Cost
$1,615,651
Indirect Cost
$687,116
Name
Children's Hospital Boston
Department
Type
DUNS #
076593722
City
Boston
State
MA
Country
United States
Zip Code
02115
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