UNC Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center

University of North Carolina

101 Renee Lynne Ct, Carrboro, NC 27510
Campus Box 7255
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7255
919-843-8641 (tel)
919-843-9955 (fax)

Center Director: Joseph Piven M.D.
[email protected]
919-843-8641 (tel)
919-843-9955 (fax)


The Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities - Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (IDDRC) maintains five research core facilities, throughout the UNC campus, to support funded investigators conducting research relevant to understanding the pathogenesis and treatment of intellectual and developmental disabilities. The IDDRC at the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities provides core research and administrative support to bring together a diverse group of investigators throughout UNC and the Institute. Center investigators come from over 20 Departments throughout the campus including Cell and Molecular Physiology, Cell and Developmental Biology, Biochemistry and Biophysics, Microbiology and Immunology, Neurology, Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Pharmacology, Psychology, Nutrition, Epidemiology, Computer Science, Allied Health Sciences, Social Medicine, Biomedical Engineering, and Genetics. The IDDRC provides a focal point for bringing together investigators from five major University colleges and schools including Medicine, Arts and Sciences, Education, Nursing and Public Health. Major research themes in the IDDRC include:



  • Gene-brain-behavior relationships in neurogenetic syndromes
  • Basic Neuroscience
  • Behavioral development in normal and at risk populations
  • Interventions - including Psychopharmacology, Early Educ/Behavioral Intervention & Studies of Service Delivery & Cultural Factors in IDD.






Behavioral Measurement Core
Data Management and Statistical Analysis
Research Participant Registry Core

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