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The Center for Excellence in Autism Research at the University of Pittsburgh is under the direction of Nancy J. Minshew, MD., an internationally recognized expert in autism. Dr. Minshew is continuing to work with a team of scientists from the University of Pittsburgh, Drs. Mark Strauss, Susan Campbell, Carla Mazefsky, Shaun Eack and Bernie Devlin; Carnegie Mellon University Drs. Marcel Just, Marlene Behrmann and Tom Mitchell; and Duquesne University Dr. Diane Williams, to search for the cognitive, neurological and genetic basis of autism. This center has several current research programs that are actively recruiting participants.

This center contributes to the National Database for Autism Research NDAR, a secure research data repository promoting data sharing and collaboration among ASD investigators. The following video will give you a better understanding of the goals for NDAR. National Database for Autism Research (NDAR)

Autism Center of Excellence Mission StatementMISSION STATEMENTblue bullet point
The goal of the Center for Excellence in Autism Research at the University of Pittsburgh is to conduct exceptional research on the cognitive, brain and genetic basis of autism. Through this research we hope to provide innovative treatment developments and to advance community services and government policy that will consistently improve the lives of those with autism spectrum disorders.

 

 
Webster Hall, Suite 300, 3811 O’Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 • Toll Free 1-866-647-3436 • Phone 412-246-5485 • Fax 412-246-5470

All Inquiries including Dr. Minshew: autismrecruiter@upmc.edu
2006 CeFAR at the University of Pittsburgh • Site last updated September, 2012