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Wendy Klag Center for Autism & Developmental Disabilities

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  • Martha Brucato thesis defense April 21: 2:30-3:30 p.m., 615 N. Wolfe St., Rm W2008. Brucato, an MD/PhD student, will defend her thesis, "In Utero exposure to maternal immune activation and Autism Spectrum Disorder."  Her chapters focus on prenatal exposure to fever; methods to identify children with ASD in administrative health data; and epigenome-wide asociation to detect epigenetic alterations reflecting prior exposure to infections in utero.  
  • Film screening at NIH for Autism Awareness Month. The film "As One" will be screened at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 25 at the NIH in Bethesda.  The event will include a discussion with the film director, Hana Makki, and Sharifa Yateem, a behavioral therapist who worked with the children and families featured in the film. See this link for details.
  • WKC affiliate Colleen Barry, PhD and David Mandell, ScD, are featured in a New England Journal of Medicine Perspective, "Care for Autism and Other Disabilities -- A Future in Jeopardy." See an ABC News report
  • WKC director Dani Fallin is interviewed on vaccines and autism research in The Hub and on WYPR.
  • Federal law boosted services for children with autism, study by JHSPH researchers finds.
  • Autism Speaks blog features EARLI Study, which involved some Maryland families. 
  • Study to Explore Early Development, Part III!  The CDC has again chosen JHSPH to lead one of the SEED research sites. We will be recruiting selected families of children ages 2 to 5 early in 2017. Learn more
  • See videos of past WKC symposia. Talks from the 2015 "One Size Doesn't Fit All" symposium on research design are here, and a video of the entire 2013 WKC inaugural symposium is here.

The Wendy Klag Center for Autism & Developmental Disabilities encompasses a broad array of research and educational goals across the fields of public health including epidemiology, health services research, developmental research, policy research, population and family dynamics and beyond.

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See autism-related talks and presentations co-hosted or promoted by the Wendy Klag Center.


The Wendy Klag Center at IMFAR 2016

Wendy Chung

The Wendy Klag Center for Autism & Developmental Disabilities was well-represented at the International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR) May 11-14, 2016, in Baltimore.  Oral presentations, panel sessions, special interest groups, and posters were presented by faculty and students from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, as well as Kennedy Krieger Institute-affiliated members of the WKC.  Learn More

Message from
our Director

Dr. M. Daniele Fallin discusses the Wendy Klag Center mission:
To bring together researchers and families to find answers about autism and other developmental disabilities.

Grant Funding for
Student Projects

Apply for up to $15,000 in project funding as a Wendy Klag Scholar.

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Pilot Funding
for Faculty

Full-time Bloomberg School faculty may apply for project grants of up to $50,000.

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