NIH awards $100M to support autism research

Nine Autism Centers of Excellence will receive a total of $100 million over the next five years from the National Institutes of Health for research into treatments for autism spectrum disorder. 

Autism Centers of Excellence research methods of diagnosis, causes of and treatments for autism. The NIH program also works to create and expand services for people with autism, according to a Sept. 6 news release from the organization.

The centers have advisory boards composed of individuals with autism and parents of individuals with autism to help researchers better meet the needs of the community through their work.

The medical centers receiving the grants are: 

  • Columbia University Health Sciences (New York City)
  • Stanford (Calif.) University
  • University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill)
  • Drexel University (Philadelphia)
  • Duke University (Durham, N.C.)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Virginia (Charlottesville)
  • Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore) 


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