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MIND Institute COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

The UC Davis MIND Institute and UC Davis Health are offering vaccinations for individuals with neurodevelopmental disabilities ages 6 months and older. Learn more about booking an appointment »

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: Michelle Sie Whitten

Michelle Sie Whitten, president, CEO and co-founder of the Global Down Syndrome Foundation, discusses the creation of the foundation, how her business background helped her create such an effective organization and the challenges getting funding for research into Down syndrome.

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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: