Navigation Links
Autism Speaks announces 3 additional 2013 Weatherstone Predoctoral Fellows
Date:10/29/2013

NEW YORK, N.Y. (October 29, 2013) Autism Speaks, the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization, today announced three additional recipients to the fifth class of Weatherstone Predoctoral Fellows funded by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. The fellowship program focuses on developing rising talent within the autism research community.

The Dennis Weatherstone Predoctoral was established in 2008 in memory of Sir Dennis Weatherstone, the former Chairman and CEO of J.P. Morgan . The program honors his family's enduring commitment to the education of promising scientists beginning careers in autism research. Fellows will work directly with mentors who are leading investigators in the autism field.

"These awards are investments in the future of autism research," says Autism Speaks Chief Science Officer Rob Ring. "Our Weatherstone fellowship program provides critical resources for building the early careers of autism researchers as they work on projects that ensure the development of more effective treatments."

The new Weatherstone Predoctoral Fellows include:

Frank Fishburn (Georgetown University) will evaluate near-infrared spectroscopy as a less-restrictive method for monitoring brain activity in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Performing brain scans with traditional imaging techniques can be stressful for children with autism, as some have difficulty holding still or fear enclosed spaces. With this new tool, Mr. Fishburn will study how different areas of the brain respond while children perform mental tasks. The project will advance our understanding of how disrupted communication between brain regions may contribute to autism symptoms.

Natasha Ludwig (Georgia State University) will examine the effectiveness of nonverbal measures of social understanding as a way to reliably identify ASD in toddlers. In doing so, she seeks to help develop a more practical and accurat
'/>"/>

Contact: Steffanie Marchese
steffanie.marchese@autismspeaks.org
646-385-8537
Autism Speaks
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. An Early Start for Your Child with Autism
2. IntegraGen launches ARISk test, a genetic screening tool for autism in high-risk children
3. Researchers Find Gene Mutations That May Be a Key to Autism
4. Pregnancy Length May Influence Severity of Autism
5. Children Born to Obese Moms May Face Higher Autism Risk: Study
6. Online Tool Could Diagnose Autism Quickly, Developers Say
7. Autism by the numbers: Yale researchers examine impact of new diagnostic criteria
8. In Mice, Drug Reverses Symptoms of Condition Linked to Autism
9. Study of half siblings provides genetic clues to autism
10. Genes Associated With Autism Also Related to Schizophrenia
11. Publication Bias Casts Doubt on Value of Antidepressants for Autism
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Autism Speaks announces 3 additional 2013 Weatherstone Predoctoral Fellows
(Date:4/18/2014)... made a discovery that turns 160 years of neuroanatomy ... long known to be essential for the fast transmission ... not as ubiquitous as thought, according to a new ... Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) and the University,s Department of ... Jeff Lichtman, of Harvard,s Department of Molecular and Cellular ...
(Date:4/18/2014)... memories? How did it make you feel? According to ... experience, such as how sad you were or how ... when you can,t stop thinking about it. , ... context of the memories, rather than how you felt, ... the negative effects of these memories, a new study ...
(Date:4/18/2014)... Fraser University psychologists have made a brain-related discovery ... attention-deficit disorders. , This discovery opens up the ... or suppress a specific brain activity that the ... , The Journal of Neuroscience has ... John McDonald, an associate professor of psychology and ...
(Date:4/18/2014)... available in French . ... practice and regenerative medicine. A team led by Ludwik ... Paris Tech) and Didier Letourneur from the Laboratoire Recherche ... just demonstrated that the principle of adhesion by aqueous ... repair soft-tissue organs and tissues. This easy-to-use gluing method ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... The presence of chronic inflammation in benign prostate ... cancer, and this association was found even in ... to a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, ... American Association for Cancer Research. , An analysis ... of the placebo arm of the Prostate Cancer ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Finding turns neuroanatomy on its head 2Health News:Finding turns neuroanatomy on its head 3Health News:New study suggests a better way to deal with bad memories 2Health News:New study suggests a better way to deal with bad memories 3Health News:Scientists discover brain's anti-distraction system 2Health News:Innovative strategy to facilitate organ repair 2Health News:Innovative strategy to facilitate organ repair 3Health News:Chronic inflammation may be linked to aggressive prostate cancer 2Health News:Chronic inflammation may be linked to aggressive prostate cancer 3
... WEIFANG, Shandong, China, May 15 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Shengtai,Pharmaceutical, ... Company"),a leading manufacturer and distributor of high-quality, pharmaceutical ... results for the,third quarter of fiscal 2009 ended ... "The global economic environment has impacted our operations ...
... ENDO ), an innovative medical device company ... by urologists and interventional radiologists for tissue and tumor ... March 31, 2009. Highlights of the quarter include ... revenues for the first quarter of 2009 were $8.2 ...
... international thought leaders featured -SAN FRANCISCO, May 15 ... clinical trial management systems, this week hosted a constellation ... partners at its annual meeting in San Francisco. Velos ... variety of initiatives and to hear speakers from ...
... Makes Scholarship Awards Available for Top Talent in Non-Profit Sector ... ... 15, 2009 -- In recognition of the talented businesswomen in ... awards to the prestigious Menttium 100® leadership development program. , ...
... Manitoba , ... Steinbach, Manitoba, Canada (Vocus) May 15, 2009 -- Each ... Even pop singer, famed choreographer, and American Idol judge, Paula Abdul recently ... issue of Ladies Home Journal. While Abdul admits to being addicted to ...
... of a new research grant program, open to researchers from academic ... ... May 15, 2009 -- Exiqon A/S (NASDAQ OMX Copenhagen: "EXQ") today ... researchers from academic and non-profit institutions across North America. , ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Shengtai Pharmaceutical, Inc. Reports Unaudited Third Quarter Fiscal 2009 Financial Results 2Health News:Shengtai Pharmaceutical, Inc. Reports Unaudited Third Quarter Fiscal 2009 Financial Results 3Health News:Shengtai Pharmaceutical, Inc. Reports Unaudited Third Quarter Fiscal 2009 Financial Results 4Health News:Shengtai Pharmaceutical, Inc. Reports Unaudited Third Quarter Fiscal 2009 Financial Results 5Health News:Shengtai Pharmaceutical, Inc. Reports Unaudited Third Quarter Fiscal 2009 Financial Results 6Health News:Shengtai Pharmaceutical, Inc. Reports Unaudited Third Quarter Fiscal 2009 Financial Results 7Health News:Shengtai Pharmaceutical, Inc. Reports Unaudited Third Quarter Fiscal 2009 Financial Results 8Health News:Shengtai Pharmaceutical, Inc. Reports Unaudited Third Quarter Fiscal 2009 Financial Results 9Health News:Shengtai Pharmaceutical, Inc. Reports Unaudited Third Quarter Fiscal 2009 Financial Results 10Health News:Shengtai Pharmaceutical, Inc. Reports Unaudited Third Quarter Fiscal 2009 Financial Results 11Health News:Shengtai Pharmaceutical, Inc. Reports Unaudited Third Quarter Fiscal 2009 Financial Results 12Health News:Endocare Reports 2009 First Quarter Financial Results 2Health News:Endocare Reports 2009 First Quarter Financial Results 3Health News:Endocare Reports 2009 First Quarter Financial Results 4Health News:Endocare Reports 2009 First Quarter Financial Results 5Health News:Endocare Reports 2009 First Quarter Financial Results 6Health News:Endocare Reports 2009 First Quarter Financial Results 7Health News:Endocare Reports 2009 First Quarter Financial Results 8Health News:Endocare Reports 2009 First Quarter Financial Results 9Health News:Endocare Reports 2009 First Quarter Financial Results 10Health News:Endocare Reports 2009 First Quarter Financial Results 11Health News:Top Academic Medical Centers, Research Institutions, Partners Gather, Share Experiences, Success Stories at Velos Annual Meeting 2Health News:Top Academic Medical Centers, Research Institutions, Partners Gather, Share Experiences, Success Stories at Velos Annual Meeting 3Health News:Menttium Offers Scholarship Award to Businesswomen Leaders 2Health News:Chronic Pain Sufferers Find Hope in the Darkness 2Health News:Exiqon Announces New Grant Program for MicroRNA Research 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... OAKS, Calif. , Jan. 15, 2014 ... Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN ) announced today ... jointly discover and validate new therapeutic targets and ... a chronic disorder that affects millions worldwide. The ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... BreedIT Corp (OTC: BRDT), through its Israeli ... sophisticated agro-breeding solutions for plant breeders and researchers, today ... of directors appointed chemistry and pharmaceutical industry expert Dr. ... the board. From 1975 to 2012, Dr. ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... , Jan. 15, 2014 Tegra Medical is very ... King as its new Chief Executive Officer.  Mark was ... which he has overseen the company,s four facilities in ... Costa Rica.  Mr. King joined Tegra Medical in 2012 with ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Mass. General, Broad Institute and Amgen Will Work to Discover New Drugs for Inflammatory Bowel Disease 2Mass. General, Broad Institute and Amgen Will Work to Discover New Drugs for Inflammatory Bowel Disease 3Mass. General, Broad Institute and Amgen Will Work to Discover New Drugs for Inflammatory Bowel Disease 4BreedIT (OTC: BRDT) Appoints Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Industry Expert Dr. Ben-Zion Weiner to Its Board of Directors 2BreedIT (OTC: BRDT) Appoints Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Industry Expert Dr. Ben-Zion Weiner to Its Board of Directors 3Tegra Medical Appoints New Chief Executive Officer 2Tegra Medical Appoints New Chief Executive Officer 3
... Pharmaceuticals, a,private biotechnology company discovering and developing ... a proof-of-concept clinical trial of,SLC022 in patients ... of shingles, affects approximately 200,000 people a ... is an international, multi-center,placebo-controlled study that will ...
... InterMune, Inc.,(Nasdaq: ITMN ) today announced that ... January 12 at 8:30 a.m. EST to discuss results ... (HCV) protease inhibitor ITMN-191,(R7227) in combination with Pegasys(R) (interferon ... genotype 1. ITMN-191 is,being developed in collaboration with Roche. ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Solace Pharmaceuticals Initiates Phase IIa Trial of Glial Cell Modulator SLC022 in Post-Herpetic Neuralgia 2InterMune to Conduct Conference Call and Webcast to Discuss Results of Triple Combination Study of ITMN-191 2
... opening to block tear drainage through the ... dry eye symptoms, and enable the eye ... tears:, Low-profile cap design virtually eliminates ... facilitates easy removal with jewelers forceps, if ...
Extended Duration absorbable plugs are designed to provide patient comfort for up to 3 months. This long lasting plug is effective and economical for transient dry eye symptoms following surgery. Ext...
Attain Left-heart Lead Delivery Systems. Medtronic offers left-heart lead delivery systems to assist with accessing the coronary sinus (cs)....
Attain™ Left-heart Lead Options to Fit Your Patient's Anatomy. Navigate moderately to greatly angled veins with high tortuosity....
Medicine Products: