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October 2019

David Amaral of the UC Davis MIND Institute elected to the National Academy of Medicine

October 21, 2019

David Amaral, distinguished professor and Beneto Foundation Chair in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the MIND Institute, has been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Medicine.

September 2019

Sally Rogers inaugurates the UC Davis MIND Institute's 2019-20 Distinguished Lecturer Series

September 26, 2019

The 17th season of the UC Davis MIND Institute’s 2019-20 Distinguished Lecturer Series, featuring world-class leaders in research on autism and other neurodevelopmental disabilities, begins October 9 with Sally Rogers, the pioneer in early diagnosis and treatment of children with autism.

August 2019

Annual back-to-school picnic and talent showcase draws nearly 200

August 27, 2019

Children with neurodevelopmental disabilities and their families were invited to spend quality time with each other, have fun and make friends.

Full house for annual MIND Summer Institute

August 7, 2019

More than 300 people attended the MIND Summer Institute to learn about the latest in research, services and advocacy in neurodevelopmental disabilities.

June 2019

Teen cancer patient gives back to kids with autism

June 25, 2019

Make-A-Wish granted teenage cancer patient Carlo Sandoval's wish. What did he ask for? To help kids with autism. 

Neurodiversity Summit explores autism as a difference, not a disorder

June 6, 2019

Neurodiversity Summit brings experts, advocates together to discuss autism as a difference, not a disorder.

May 2019

Sally Rogers receives 2019 Hibbard Williams Award

May 16, 2019

Sally Rogers, a professor in the UC Davis Health Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the UC Davis MIND Institute, received the 2019 Hibbard Williams Extraordinary Achievement Award.

A possible explanation for the higher rate of autism in males?

May 2, 2019

Staci Bilbo will share recent research that demonstrated communication, socialization and cognition difficulties in male mice after experiencing maternal stress and exposure to diesel exhaust particles. 

April 2019

MIND Institute to host annual open house and resource fair April 27

April 18, 2019

Parents, friends, special educators, medical professionals and self-advocates are encouraged to attend this event to learn more about UC Davis MIND Institute research and resources. 

Can a virtual reality game make kids less distractible?

April 16, 2019

Pencils dropping, kids sneezing, clicking heels and other distractions can making classroom learning difficult for kids with ADHD or who are otherwise highly distractible. A new UC Davis study tests whether a virtual reality game exposing kids to these and other distractions can alleviate the problem and help them succeed.

Computer-based memory games may benefit people with fragile X syndrome

April 15, 2019

Cognitive interventions may benefit children with fragile X and other intellectual disabilities.

March 2019

World-renowned geneticist to speak at the MIND Institute on April 10

March 28, 2019

Join us for a fascinating talk and Q&A with world-renowned geneticist, Huda Zoghbi, who discovered the gene that causes Rhett syndrome. Her extensive research has provided insights into other disorders such as autism and bipolar disorder.

February 2019

Prenatal vitamin intake may reduce autism recurrence in high-risk families

February 27, 2019

High-risk younger siblings of children with autism are less likely to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), have significantly lower autism symptom severity, and higher cognitive scores if their mothers take maternal prenatal vitamins during their first month of pregnancy, UC Davis research has found.

Early intervention in autism improves language, IQ and social skills

February 4, 2019

Breakthrough research demonstrating that children with autism as young as 18 months can vastly improve their language, cognition and social skills with an early intervention developed by UC Davis Professor Sally Rogers has been replicated in a major new study.

January 2019

UC Davis Children's Hospital joins program to test critically ill newborns

January 31, 2019

UC Davis Children's Hospital this month joins Project Baby Bear, the first California state-funded program to offer rapid whole genome sequencing for critically ill newborns.

Neuroscience research funding at UC Davis Health among top in nation

January 29, 2019

UC Davis Health neuroscientists are among some of the best funded in the nation, according to data from the National Institutes of Health.

Deanna Barch will speak at the MIND Institute as the next Distinguished Lecturer on Feb. 13

January 29, 2019

Join us Wednesday, February 13 for an interesting lecture by Dr. Deanna Barch from Washington University in St. Louis. This talk is intended for faculty, staff, students and the public. 

Experimental drug improves eye gaze behavior in fragile X syndrome

January 17, 2019

Researchers at MIND Institute at UC Davis and Rush University Medical Center have found that mavoglurant, an experimental drug known as an mGluR5 negative modulator, can positively modify a key characteristic behavior in individuals with fragile X syndrome (FXS).

Amber Fitzgerald will speak as the next Minds Behind the MIND lecturer on Jan. 16

January 8, 2019

Join the MIND Institute's Amber Fitzgerald during a hands-on talk on Wednesday, Jan. 16 about visual supports for individuals with autism, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and other neurodevelopmental disabilities. Families, caregivers and educators are encouraged to attend.

December 2018

Special needs providers affected by Camp Fire get help from MIND Institute employees

December 18, 2018

The recent Camp Fire destroyed much more than homes in Paradise, Calif. and the surrounding areas. In many cases, people lost their jobs, cars and communities. And as devastating as fires can be for adults, they can be especially traumatic for children. For those with special needs such as autism, coping with change and loss can be even more difficult.

Later-born siblings of children with autism or ADHD are at elevated risk for both disorders

December 10, 2018

Later-born siblings of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are at elevated risk for both disorders, a new study led by Meghan Miller, assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and at the UC Davis MIND Institute, has concluded. The findings appear today in JAMA Pediatrics.

Five Researchers at UC Davis Health Named in Global Highly Cited Researchers 2018 List

December 3, 2018

Five UC Davis Health researchers were named in the annual Highly Cited Researchers List.

November 2018

Kathryn Hirsch-Pasek will speak at the MIND Institute as the next Distinguished Lecturer on Dec. 12

November 28, 2018

Kathryn Hirsch-Pasek from the Temple University will present “High quality language environments create high quality learning environments” at the UC Davis MIND Institute on Wednesday, Dec. 12 as part of the ongoing Distinguished Lecturer Series.

Sally Ozonoff will speak at the MIND Institute as the next Distinguished Lecturer on Nov. 14

November 5, 2018

Join us for a rare opportunity to hear MIND Institute faculty member Sally Ozonoff as the MIND Institute's Distinguished Lecturer on Nov. 14.