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The UC Davis MIND Institute condemns the ongoing racism and violence targeting people of color. We are committed to fulfilling our mission to help all families affected by neurodevelopmental challenges and to promote equal access to high quality health care and education for all members of our community.

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MIND Institute dedicates Peace Pole

The UC Davis MIND Institute has installed a new public art piece inside its lobby: a brightly colored, 9-foot-tall Peace Pole. The pole was hand-painted by people of all ages throughout the MIND Institute community.

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Women leaders in academic medicine

UC Davis School of Medicine faculty members accepted to fellowships aimed at expanding the national pool of influential women leaders in academic medicine.

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Science MINDS: Susan Rivera

Susan Rivera talks with host Andrew Dakopolos about her career trajectory and autism research, including how a summer research program for first-generation college students changed her life. Rivera, who was a faculty member of the MIND Institute and the Center for Mind and Brain, as well as and chair of the UC Davis Department of Psychology for many years, is now the dean of the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences at the University of Maryland.

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Built by Families for Families

The UC Davis MIND Institute is a collaborative international research center, committed to the awareness, understanding, prevention, and treatment of the challenges associated with neurodevelopmental disabilities.

Founded in 1998 by families of children with autism, they envisioned experts from disciplines related to brain development to work towards finding and developing treatments to reduce the challenges and improve the quality of life for individuals with neurodevelopmental disabilities and their families.

The MIND Institute is especially known for research and clinical therapies developed for: