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 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 27, 2019
Children with neurodevelopmental disabilities and their families were invited to spend quality time with each other, have fun and make friends.
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 25, 2019
Make-A-Wish granted teenage cancer patient Carlo Sandoval's wish. What did he ask for? To help kids with autism.
June 6, 2019
Neurodiversity Summit brings experts, advocates together to discuss autism as a difference, not a disorder.
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.
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 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.
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.
April 15, 2019
Cognitive interventions may benefit children with fragile X and other intellectual disabilities.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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).
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 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.
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.
December 3, 2018
Five UC Davis Health researchers were named in the annual Highly Cited Researchers List.
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.
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.